EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Jan. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- This month, the AT&T* AUDIENCE Network will debut a new slate of original and exclusive performances every week. Adding to the network's premium programming slate, AUDIENCE will give music fans an intimate and unrestricted view of music's most influential artists today, along with original content and the chance to hear their incredible behind-the-evolution stories.
"AUDIENCE Network will be the premier destination for music lovers this year," said Christopher Long, senior vice president, Original Content and Production, AT&T. "We're bringing extraordinary concerts and rare musical performances from artists of every genre into your home with the premium viewing experience that AUDIENCE Network is best known for."
"We strongly believe that storytelling through music has a way to impact our audience, not just for entertainment, but in deeper meaningful ways," said Bart Peters, vice president, development and production, AT&T. "We feel fortunate to be able to continue and expand upon our long tradition of music programming with this new slate of artists."
The new slate of music programming will be filmed in ultra high definition 4K and will include artists performing in the following settings:
Exclusive concerts – From large concert events to intimate acoustic performances, get a front row seat to music's hottest artists.
Ernie Ball presents The Pursuit of Tone – Experience the incredible stories behind the sonic evolution of music's most influential guitarists and their obsession with the guitars and influences that drive their endless pursuit of tone.
At Guitar Center – Filmed in the famed Vintage Room at the Hollywood Guitar Center on the Sunset Strip, this program captures newer, breakout artists in a unique and intimate format.
Music Documentaries – Feature-length documentaries will give viewers the ultimate access to their favorite artists and provide an in-depth look at their vision and their process.
Inside Tracks – Short form content gives a behind-the-scenes look at unique performance and conversations with fans' favorite artists.
New music programming premieres Friday nights. Artists currently scheduled include:
- Jason Derulo – Jan. 15
- Hank Williams Jr. – Jan. 17
- Ashley Monroe – Jan. 22
- St. Lucia – Jan. 29
- Jerrod Niemann – Feb. 5
- Michael Ray – Feb. 12
- Hunter Hayes – Feb. 19
- Kelsea Ballerini – Feb. 26
- Peter Frampton – Mar. 4
DIRECTV and U-verse customers can watch the new music programming and the rest of AUDIENCE Network's critically acclaimed originals on U-verse Channel 1114 and DIRECTV Channel 239. They can also live stream it on the DIRECTV App and U-verse App for smartphones and tablets, directv.com and uverse.com.
For the most up-to-date information on DIRECTV, please visit www.directv.com. Geographic and service restrictions apply to AT&T U-verse services. For more information on AT&T U-verse — or to find out if it's available in your area — visit www.att.com/u-verse.
About AUDIENCE Network
Always Original. Always Smart. Always Bold. Never Ordinary. AUDIENCE is a unique and exclusive television experience available only to DIRECTV and AT&T U-verse subscribers. The channel first made its mark by partnering with NBC to produce and air three additional seasons of the Emmy Award-winning series Friday Night Lights and then became the exclusive home of the Emmy Award-winning drama Damages, starring Glenn Close and Rose Byrne. DIRECTV continues its commitment to original, provocative content with a growing slate of critically acclaimed original series including the MMA drama Kingdom, starring Frank Grillo and Nick Jonas; the suspense-drama ROGUE, starring Thandie Newton and Cole Hauser; Full Circle: Chicago Payback, written by Keith Huff and starring Calista Flockhart, Eric McCormack, Rita Wilson, and Terry O'Quinn; and Neil LaBute's second project with the network, Billy & Billie, starring Adam Brody and Lisa Joyce. AUDIENCE is also home to acclaimed original documentaries including The Fighting Season, a first hand account at the deadliest year in our nation's longest war, Executive Produced by Ricky Schroder. Sports fans will find live, daily sports and entertainment news from two renowned sports journalists with The Dan Patrick Show and The Rich Eisen Show. Plus, viewers can enjoy exclusive concerts by today's hottest artists on Guitar Center Sessions and intimate interviews with top talent like Matt Damon and Jessica Chastain on Off Camera with Sam Jones. It's original entertainment you won't see anywhere else. For more info, please visit directv.com/audience
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