LOS ANGELES, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The hit music performance and interview series SKEE LIVE—hosted by music newsmaker DJ Skee—returns for a second season on AXS TV, premiering Friday, May 9 at 8pE/5pP. Debuting in an all-new Friday night primetime slot, the unique music-centric program will continue to highlight the biggest names and news in music and entertainment, granting one-of-a-kind unfiltered access to the industry's hottest artists, athletes, and celebrities.
With unprecedented concert performances and up-close, exclusive interviews, SKEE LIVE is redefining music TV. Season one highlights featured such memorable moments as Kendrick Lamar's powerful performance of "M.A.A.D. City;" Grammy nominee Wiz Khalifa talking about his experience working with Adele; Chris Brown's thoughtful insight on handling his public image; Ice Cube confirming "Friday 4;" and Paris Hilton's playful banter with hip-hop artists Nipsey Hussle and Dom Kennedy.
During the weekly show, DJ Skee—hailed by 'Forbes' and 'Billboard' as one of the most influential figures in entertainment and pop culture—summons his vast music knowledge and deep industry connections to provide viewers with the ultimate front-row music experience. SKEE LIVE's fan-favorite segments include exclusive music video premieres, as well as behind-the-scenes features on today's best and brightest musicians and producers.
"SKEE LIVE enables us to introduce the audience to the latest pop culture trends," said DJ Skee. "This season we're bringing the streets to the mainstream, unleashing all-new episodes loaded with marquee performances, insightful interviews and backstage exclusives that viewers have come to expect from SKEE LIVE."
"SKEE LIVE's unique blend of high-energy music performances brings an entirely new viewing experience to our network," said Michele M. Dix, AXS TV Senior Vice President of Programming and Development. "We are looking forward to building out our Friday night line-up with the addition of this series."
The new season of SKEE LIVE will air weekly on Friday nights, joining AXS TV's popular mixed martial arts programming block. Long-time AXS TV sports news show INSIDE MMA will follow at 9pE/6pP, with AXS TV FIGHTS' MMA and Muay Thai events airing at 10pE/7pP.
ABOUT SKEE LIVE
Hosted and curated by DJ Skee, AXS TV's weekly music program provides insider access to the hottest musical artists, athletes, celebrities, and cultural tastemakers via exclusive interviews and performances. DJ Skee has been hailed as one of the most influential figures in entertainment and pop culture by both Forbes and Billboard. The show airs live every Friday at 8pE/5pP. More information about the show can be found on skeelive.com, Facebook and Twitter.
About AXS TV
As TV's premier destination for live music festival broadcasts, AXS TV delivers relevant, unpredictable and irreverent programming by presenting unfiltered access to today's top comedians, newsmakers, musical entertainers and their performances. Launched in July 2012 by visionary entrepreneur Mark Cuban, AXS TV is dedicated to providing the best in music programming and festivals, comedy performances, current events and mixed martial arts promotions. Indicative of the network's dedication to music programming, AXS TV Concerts is the official 2014 TV broadcaster of the prestigious Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (April 18-20), Stagecoach Country Music Festival (April 25-27) and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (May 1-4). AXS TV is a partnership between Mark Cuban, AEG, Ryan Seacrest Media, Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and CBS. The network is available in the United States via AT&T U-verse, Charter, Comcast/Xfinity, DIRECTV, DISH, Suddenlink, Verizon FiOS, and other cable, satellite and telco providers. The network is also distributed in Canada and the Caribbean. For more information, visit the website, www.axs.tv; go to the Facebook page here and follow the company on Twitter, @axstv; on Instagram; Tumblr and YouTube.
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