MHD premiere concerts through end of 2006

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MTV Networks' MHD: Music High-Definition Channel to Premiere a New Concert Every Week Through End of 2006
Wednesday November 15, 12:00 pm ET Snow Patrol, Snoop Dogg, Reba McEntire, Jet, Lindsey Buckingham, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Little Big Town All Join MHD: Music High-Definition Channel Line-Up That Also Features Exclusive Music Content from MTV, VH1 and CMT
NEW YORK, Nov. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- MHD: Music High-Definition today announced that the MTV Networks' high-definition channel will premiere a new concert every week through the end of the year. In addition, the channel will continue to air high-definition music programming from MTV, VH1 and CMT, exclusive concert premieres, and acquired concerts.
MHD's concert premieres include: * CMT Giants: Reba McEntire, premiering Saturday, November 18 at 8pm ET/PT on CMT and simulcast on MHD * The 2006 MTV European Music Awards, premiering Saturday, November 25 at 9pm ET/PT * CMT Crossroads: Lindsey Buckingham and Little Big Town, premiering Saturday, December 2 at 9pm ET/PT on CMT and simulcast on MHD * Life & Rhymes: Snoop Dogg, premiering Saturday, December 9 at 9pm ET/PT * Summer Fest: Lynyrd Skynyrd, premiering December 16 at 9pm ET/PT * Isle of Wight Festival: Snow Patrol and Jet, premiering December 23 at 9pm ET/PT
"This program slate is the next step in MHD's mission to deliver the widest range of artists to the maximum number of music fans who want to enjoy their favorite music in high-definition," said Tom Calderone, Executive Vice President and General Manager of VH1 who also oversees MHD. "In fact, research shows that HD consumers have ranked live concert and music programming among the top three elements that they want from a high-definition channel."
"High-definition television is just starting to take off and we're excited to be at the forefront of this amazing entertainment experience," said Eric Sherman, Senior Vice President and General Manager for MHD, VH1 Classic and VH1 Digital Television. "As we're confirming with today's announcement, MHD combines the best brands in music -- MTV, VH1, and CMT -- with one-of-a-kind musical entertainment that gives music fans the same experience in their living room as sitting in the front row of their favorite artists' concert."
Launched in January 2006, MHD features high-definition performances, music videos, interviews, tentpole events, music festivals, concert series, special concerts, and other music related elements. Programming includes MTV Unplugged: Ricky Martin, VH1 Storytellers: Dave Matthews Band, CMT Crossroads: Vince Gill and Allison Krauss, John Fogerty: The Long Road Home, the Isle of Wight Festival: The Who and David Bowie, and music videos from artists ranging from Cream to Green Day and Rascal Flatts, among others.
In addition, MHD has begun simulcasting tent pole events from MTV, VH1, and CMT, including this year's VH1 Rock Honors, VH1 Hip Hop Honors Awards, MTV's Video Music Awards, and CMT Giants: Reba McIntyre. More are planned for the future. MHD is already in half of the U.S. homes that have high-definition capability and is distributed through deals with Cox Cable, Charter, Comcast, Insight and Verizon FiOS.

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