LOS ANGELES, Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nobel Peace Prize Concert organizers announced today that AXS TV, a premier network for live entertainment, is the U.S. TV broadcast partner of the 20th annual Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo, Norway at the Oslo Spektrum arena. The International star-studded event will air Wed., Dec. 11 from 8-9:30 p.m. ET (5-6:30 p.m. PT) mere hours after the live broadcast in Oslo. Emmy® and Golden Globe® award-winning actress Claire Danes will serve as the host of the Concert that will feature some of today's most renowned artists such as Mary J. Blige, James Blunt, and hip hop duo Envy. In addition to the United States, the global entertainment event is being broadcast to over 100 countries.
This year's Nobel Peace Prize Concert will honor the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) "for its extensive efforts to eliminate chemical weapons." The award is given annually to an individual or organization whose work exemplifies a spirit of hope and leadership that will help promote peace in the world.
"AXS TV is proud to be the exclusive U.S. TV broadcaster of the Nobel Peace Prize Concert," said AXS TV Founder Mark Cuban. "As the most popular of all television programs produced in association with the Nobel festivities, we knew this Concert was a perfect fit for our network as live music events are the signature of our channel. To be able to bring our audience artists of this caliber on behalf of promoting peace is truly an honor."
The Nobel Peace Prize is the most prestigious award in the world, honoring icons such as Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela, Mikhail Gorbachev, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Barack Obama, Kofi Annan, Al Gore and other remarkable individuals and organizations. For the past nineteen years, the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony has been followed the next day by the Nobel Peace Prize Concert, a musical celebration honoring the laureate. The Concert is presented by Nobel Peace Prize Research & Information, produced by IMG in cooperation with Eyeworks Dinamo and broadcast to a global audience.
The Thomas L. Pearson and The Pearson Family Members Fund is the global benefactor for the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize Concert.
For more information on the Nobel Peace Prize Concert, please visit nobelpeaceprizeconcert.org
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