Tom Petty on VOOM

Scott Greczkowski

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Just got my new edition of Sound and Vision magazine in hand and it looks like we are in for a treat. :)

I like their new slogan. :D

New York, November 15, 2006 - Solidifying its emerging status as the prime television destination for top music acts, VOOM HD Network's RAVE HD-the first and only 24/7 high definition music channel-will present the world premiere of "Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers: Live From Gatorland," a special concert featuring Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers. On December 15th at 9 P.M. ET and again at 9 P.M. PT, catch the band as they return to Gainesville, FL, where it all started, to play their first hometown show in 13 years. The performance, part of their current North American concert tour, was shot on September 21st, with Stevie Nicks joining the band on stage for several songs. RAVE HD will air additional showings of this two-hour special event during the holiday season.
Rave HD is a new way to experience music on television. The first-ever 24/7 high definition music channel, Rave HD offers commercial-free programming that harnesses the surround-sound power of Dolby Digital 5.1, and the breathtaking depth and clarity of state-of-the-art HD video technology, to showcase music with a physical and emotional impact that television has never delivered before. Rave HD is one of the VOOM HD Networks, a critically acclaimed collection of 15 high-def channels with programming that also covers sports, video games, movies, art, family fare and news. Rave HD is currently available on channel 9470 on the DISH Network.
For Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, The Gainesville concert was an emotional and electrifying evening, as it was for the many family, friends, fans and media who attended from all over the world. The band performed songs from their three-decade career, including rarely played gems, influential covers, and songs from Petty's new solo album, Highway Companion. The Gainesville Sun's front-page headline review described the show as "a raucous triumph." To commemorate their return to Gainesville and the band's 30th anniversary, Gainesville's Mayor Pegeen Hanrahan presented the band with the key to the city and proclaimed September 21 "Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Day."
Since his band's self-titled debut in 1976, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers have sold more than 50-million records, been nominated for 16 Grammy Awards, and as a group in 2002, were inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Petty's third solo release, Highway Companion, became Petty's highest-ever chart debut when it was released earlier this year to tremendous critical acclaim. Associated Press calls it "one of Petty's finest albums" and People gave it four stars, citing it as "most definitely worth the journey." Highway Companion is out now on American Recordings.
Additional holiday airings include December 24th at 10 P.M. ET, December 25th at 8 P.M. ET, December 27th at 3 P.M. ET and December 29th at 9 P.M. ET.
For more information, please visit:
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' official website: <> VOOM/Rave HD's official website: <>
Other Rave HD Programming:
Rave HD offers a vast array of series and concerts broadcast in true high definition and 5.1 Dolby digital surround sound and featuring performances and interviews with world-class talent. Programming features U.S. premieres of the series Later*with Jools Holland and Soundstage along with Rave HD original series Talks with Dave Fanning and Beautiful Noise. With their special concert programming, Rave HD also offers a larger-than-life experience of the world's most exciting concerts.
About VOOM HD Networks:
The VOOM HD Networks are the largest and most diverse suite of high definition channels available anywhere. Produced exclusively in true high definition and 5.1 Dolby digital surround sound for distribution in the U.S. through satellite and cable operators, the 15 VOOM HD Networks carry programming in categories as diverse as sports, movies, fashion, music and art. The VOOM HD Networks are commercial-free and available nationally on Echostar's DISH Network. Developed by Rainbow Media to meet the growing demand for quality high definition programming, the VOOM HD Networks build on Rainbow Media's history of original programming innovation.
About Rainbow Media Holdings LLC:
Rainbow Media Holdings LLC is a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC). Rainbow Media creates and manages some of the country's most compelling and dynamic entertainment brands including popular national and regional television channels AMC, fuse, The Independent Film Channel (IFC), WE TV, and two FSN affiliated regional sports networks managed by Rainbow Sports Networks. The company also manages Mag Rack and sportskool, two original on-demand networks; VOOM HD Networks, the largest and most diverse suite of high definition channels available anywhere; IFC Entertainment, its film distribution, production and exhibition division; Rainbow Advertising Sales Corporation, its advertising sales division; and Rainbow Network Communications, its full service network programming origination and distribution company.


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Tom Petty on VOOM's RAVE HD--World Premiere

World Premiere December 15th???....more like a Dish Network Premiere. Come on VOOM, we want to see you on FiOS, and others.

Actually, it IS the world premiere -- first time it'll be seen on TV anywhere. More and more artists are putting their premieres on RAVE HD 'cuz the quality is so high.

--Sharon (from VOOM)

Not So High on High Definition

Daybreak, cancelled??