Global Citizen Festival in Central Park on September 29th to Make History as the Largest Syndicated Music Charity Webcast and Broadcast
Performances By Neil Young with Crazy Horse, Foo Fighters, The Black Keys, Band of Horses and K'Naan; Hosted by Katie Couric, Jeffrey Sachs, Jack Dorsey, Olivia Wilde, Minka Kelly, Sophia Bush, Selena Gomez, Katharine McPhee
Historic Event & Ongoing Online Campaign Aims to End Extreme Poverty
NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Global Poverty Project is proud to announce that their upcoming Global Citizen Festival, produced by AEG Network LIVE and delivered by AEG Digital Media, will be live streamed and broadcast by an impressive list of media partners. The simultaneous distribution of this historic event allows the world to "attend" the festival, which will bring together leading non-profit organizations, musicians and notables in Central Park on September 29, 2012 as part of a mass movement to end extreme poverty.
Leading broadcast sponsor Australian technology company, Vividas, along with premier online distribution partners include VEVO, YouTube, AOL/ Huffington Post, Yahoo!, VH1.com, and NYTimes.com all plan to stream the event live. In addition, television partners AXS TV Palladia, Globo Brazil, and Fuse, will carry the live program. This first-of-its-kind collaboration between online and broadcast outlets worldwide will include the full performances and remarks from the day's luminary line-up.
Bunim/Murray Productions will also help co–produce online creative social media and fan interaction features and interstitials to give fans everywhere a constant stream of live content via AEG Digital Media's Live Experience Platform, consisting of the Tremolo Video Player, The MC and The Hawk.
"The Global Poverty Project is proud to have such partners to help carry the message of the Global Citizen Festival around the world," said Hugh Evans, CEO and Co-Founder of GPP. "This is a chance to take action towards ending extreme poverty in our generation."
"I've always been fascinated by the way art and music can bring people together," says Ryan Gall co-founder and Executive Producer of the Global Citizen Festival. "This event is a way to take that collective energy to create positive social change."
"AEG Network LIVE is honored to be producing a live event that has such massive distribution on a global level for a good cause such as the Global Poverty Project," said John Rubey, Executive Producer of the broadcast and President, AEG Network LIVE. "We are proud to have such an extensive collection of talent on board and are grateful to all our production and distribution partners in helping us make this happen."
As previously announced, The Global Citizen Festival will include performances by Neil Young with Crazy Horse, Foo Fighters, The Black Keys, Band of Horses and K'naan, talent arranged by AEG LIVE Goldenvoice. The event's Host Committee includes Katie Couric, Jeffrey Sachs, Jack Dorsey, Selena Gomez for U.S. Fund for UNICEF, Minka Kelly for The World Food Program USA, Sophia Bush for Pencils of Promise, Olivia Wilde for Half the Sky Movement, Katharine McPhee for Malaria No More, and Erin Heatherton. The event will celebrate achievements and create awareness around the UN General Assembly in New York when world leaders will convene to debate the Millennium Development Goals and make commitments to end extreme poverty.
The broadcast will air live on at Saturday, September 29, 2012 starting at 4:00PM EDT and again 12:00AM and 8:00AM EDT globally for the worldwide audience to view in their respected time zone. The event broadcast is generously supported by Vividas and Max Sound (MAXD).
ABOUT THE GLOBAL CITIZEN FESTIVAL:
The Festival is produced by Goldenvoice and supported by a range of Foundations, private donors and businesses. The Pratt Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, David Leppan and Billionaire.com, and Capital for Good have provided generous support for Global Citizen and the Global Citizen Festival. The event is only possible because of critical funding from the Sumner Redstone Foundation. Art and other creative elements of the festival will be produced by Milk Studios and the HOPE Campaign.
Tickets can be earned online at www.GLOBALCITIZEN.org where performing actions and sharing information allows the user to log on, get involved and earn tickets. The site contains messages about international health and development issues and showcases the nonprofit partners, social entrepreneurs, academics, writers, host committee members and artists involved in these particular issues. A small number of VIP tickets can be purchased, all net proceeds go to the charity.
ABOUT THE GLOBAL POVERTY PROJECT:
GPP is an international education and advocacy organization working to catalyse the movement to end extreme poverty. An Australian grown project, The Global Poverty Project creates campaigns with the purpose to increase the number and effectiveness of people taking action to end extreme poverty, with the vision of a world without extreme poverty, within a generation. Join the conversation on Facebook, follow@TheGPP and visit: www.globalpovertyproject.com
ABOUT AEG NETWORK LIVE:
AEG Network Live is the industry's premier provider of live, digital and 3D entertainment, offering fans unparalleled access to the artists they want—when and how they want it—via broadband, TV, radio, wireless, theatrical and retail. AEG Network LIVE has completed successful tour and album launch campaigns for AEG Live clients including Katy Perry, Bon Jovi, Celine Dion, Rod Stewart, Prince, Linkin Park, Usher, Garth Brooks, and many others. More information on AEG Network Live can be found at www.networklive.com.
SOURCE Global Poverty Project