Monster And Spike TV Partner To Create Special Monster DNA ™ Camouflage Headphones To Support The Network's "Hire A Vet" Initiative Limited Edition Monster DNA™ Camo Headphones Available Exclusively At Best Buy Stores On Veterans Day

NEW YORK, Nov. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Monster, the world's leader in high-performance personal audio, is teaming up with Spike TV's "Hire A Vet" pro social campaign to launch a special camouflage Monster DNA™ headphone on Veterans Day. Exclusively sold at Best Buy stores beginning November 12, the headphones will sport similar military digital camouflage design worn by our troops. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the limited edition Monster DNA™ Camo headphones will be donated by Best Buy, Viacom and Monster directly to "Hire A Vet's" non-profit partners: IAVA, Goodwill Industries and Got Your Six.

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"We are thrilled to partner with Monster and Best Buy to raise money and awareness for the major problem of unemployment facing America's heroes," said Kevin Kay, Spike TV President. "We know that these men and women are some of the best trained, most dedicated leaders and teammates this nation has to offer and hiring them isn't just good for the country, it's good for business."

Head Monster Noel Lee noted: "We are a family owned company, and giving back to the communities in which we do business has always been part of our 'Monster DNA.' That's why everyone here is very proud to show our support for America's veteran servicemen and women with this special edition of our new Monster DNA headphones. We're especially thrilled to be able to lend our support for such a great initiative as Hire A Vet. With so many veterans returning from overseas, as well as all those who have served their country proudly here at home, Monster is honored to offer this gesture of our gratitude, and to give all music lovers an opportunity to express their own pride and gratitude while enjoying terrific sound quality and style."

"Best Buy is really excited to partner with Monster and Spike TV to bring these exclusive camouflage headphones to our customers," said Scott Moore, merchant vice president for accessories at Best Buy. "The Military community is so important to the men and women of Best Buy and we jumped at the opportunity to help the Hire-A-Vet program."

In September, Viacom and Monster announced a global alliance for the launch of a new audio brand, Monster DNA. More than just a headphone, Monster DNA serves today's music listener and music artists with a focus on music sharing, music community, and social awareness reaching the music entertainment community globally through an exclusive integrated campaign across Viacom music and entertainment brands. Featuring a distinctive "not-round, not-oval," but totally new, bold and striking triangular shape, Monster DNA™ are a bold, clear and iconic expression of the shape of things to come, providing music listeners Pure Monster Sound® that's as powerful and striking as the bold design of the headphone itself.

ABOUT HIRE A VET
"Hire A Vet" helps veterans prepare for and find jobs. It encourages companies large and small to hire veterans and gives them access to the resources necessary to do so.

 

  • WHAT IT SUPPORTS:

"Hire A Vet" elevates veteran employment issues across Spike TV's multiple platforms -- showcasing vets' skills, connecting them to resources and highlighting opportunities. As a link between the military, nonprofits, companies and veterans, HAV is part of a coalition dedicated to lowering the unemployment rate of veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • HOW IT WORKS:

HAV uses filmed content, social media and Spike tent pole events to salute businesses and non-profits that are putting veterans back to work. In addition, HAV works with partners to stage Job Preparatory workshops for veterans returning to the civilian workforce.

  • WHO IT HELPS:

HAV helps veterans prepare for and find jobs. It encourages companies large and small to hire veterans and gives them access to the resources necessary to do so.

 

ABOUT MONSTER
Monster was founded over 30 years ago by Head Monster Noel Lee, who was recently honored with the prestigious Plus X Award®: Lifetime Achievement Award, as a company dedicated to creating products that enhance the sound quality of music. The company engineered the sound of the acclaimed Beats by Dr. Dre headphones, and has become the world's leading manufacturer of high-performance, sonically superior headphones, all of which feature the company's Pure Monster Sound®. Monster is also the world's leading manufacturer of advanced connectivity solutions for high-performance home entertainment, audio, home cinema, computer and gaming as well as a leading innovator in the field of mobile accessories and professional audio. The company also provides high-performance AC power line conditioning and protection products for audio/video systems, as well as energy-saving power products. Monster continues to lead in innovation with over 300 U.S. and international patents and dozens pending, offering more than 4,000 products in over 134 countries worldwide.

Explore the world of Monster at www.monsterproducts.com. To become a fan of Monster products, please follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/monsterproducts) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/monsterproducts).

About Spike TV
Spike TV is available in 98.7 million homes and is a division of Viacom Media Networks. A unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), Viacom Media Networks is one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. Spike TV's Internet address is www.spike.com and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike TV's press site at http://www.spike.com/press. Follow us on Twitter @spiketvpr for the latest in breaking news updates, behind-the-scenes information and photos.

About Best Buy Co., Inc.
Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE: BBY) is the global leader in consumer electronics with more than 1,400 locations, $50B in annual revenue and the 11th largest retail website. Our nearly 170,000 employees are committed to helping deliver the technology solutions that provide value, enabling access to people, knowledge, ideas and fun – whether online, in-stores and via their mobile devices. Our competitive prices, vast assortment of products and services, highly knowledgeable staff and industry leading physical and digital assets make us the best value for consumers. To learn more about Best Buy, visit us at http://www.bby.com/. Shop us at http://www.bestbuy.com/ or stop by one of our stores to touch, test and try and latest technology. Find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bestbuy and follow us on Twitter at @BestBuy.

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