AEG Digital Media (AEGDM) is partnering up with AEG Network LIVE to deliver the complete online experience platform for the Global Citizen Festival, the largest syndication of a live music charity webcast and broadcast in history, live from Central Park in New York City on September 29, 2012.
Fans around the globe will be able to access a constant stream of live content powered by AEG Digital Media’s Online Broadcasting Center to ensure a flawless viewing experience.
Online viewers can also experience a concert-like atmosphere with HD content and audio clarity streamed through AEGDM’s industry leading Live Experience Platform. Leveraging the platform allows multiple levels of interactivity where the online audience can collaborate with one another as well as socialize with festival goers actually on site in Central Park to share their concert experience in real-time. The Live Experience Platform features include trivia, text messaging, audience polling, postings and an aggregate news feed of all social media networks such as Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus, etc. In addition, fan goers everywhere can upload and share their own photo experiences and images via an Instagram aggregation – all in real time.
The Live Experience Platform developed by AEG Digital Media enables the audience to directly contribute to the Global Poverty Project, as well enhance the experience for all joining in this historic event around the world.
“We are excited to provide a truly engaging online experience platform for the 2012 Global Festival that enables users to not only see the show, but truly be immersed in an interactive experience that will have a global impact on extreme poverty,” said Chris Roach, Head of Business Development at AEG Digital Media.
For the first time in live broadcast events, AEGDM’s event producers will have a two-way communication with viewers across six major internet portals. Social media will play a huge part in producing global engagement, through Facebook and Twitter, users will see what people are saying about the event and be able to share their thoughts on the festival.
This event marks another global milestone for AEG Network LIVE, who is producing the entire event. Leading broadcast sponsor Australian technology company, Vividas, along with online distribution partners including VEVO, YouTube, AOL/ Huffington Post, Yahoo!, VH1.com, andNYTimes.com are all on board to stream the event live. In addition, television partners AXS TV Palladia, Globo Brazil, and Fuse will carry the live program.
“Working with AEG Digital Media’s Live Experience Platform will allow us to stream and broadcast this historical live event around the world allowing fans everywhere to watch and support Global Poverty from any device,” said John Rubey, President, AEG Network LIVE.
The Global Citizen Festival 2012, presented by The Global Poverty Project, is a free-ticketed concert to help generate awareness to end extreme poverty. The Global Citizen Festival will include performances by Neil Young with Crazy Horse, Foo Fighters, The Black Keys, Band of Horses and K’naan, talent arranged by AEG LIVE Goldenvoice. The event’s Host Committee includes Katie Couric, Jeffrey Sachs, Jack Dorsey, Selena Gomez for U.S. Fund for UNICEF, Sophia Bush for Pencils of Promise, Olivia Wilde for Half the Sky Movement, Katharine McPhee for Malaria No More, and Erin Heatherton.
The broadcast will air live on Saturday, September 29, 2012 starting at 4:00PM EDT and again at 12:00AM and 8:00AM EDT globally for the worldwide audience to view in their respective time zone. The event broadcast is generously supported by Vividas and Max Sound (MAXD).
AEG DIGITAL MEDIA:
AEG Digital Media is the leading provider of complete webcast management, technical media services and video optimization solutions in the digital media industry. AEG Digital Media is regarded as the definitive turnkey service provider in the market today with a 12-year track record of empowering and enabling the defining moments in Internet broadcasting and live streaming media. Based in Los Angeles, AEG Digital Media maintains the industry’s leading technologies and broadcast operation centers to enable seamless, broadcast-quality live events and TV Everywhere services. www.AEGDigitalMedia.com
ABOUT AEG NETWORK LIVE:
AEG Network Live is the industry‘s premier provider of live, digital and 3D entertainment, offering fans unparalleled access to the artists they want—when and how they want it—via broadband, TV, radio, wireless, theatrical and retail. AEG Network LIVE has completed successful tour and album launch campaigns for AEG Live clients including Katy Perry, Bon Jovi, Celine Dion, Rod Stewart, Prince, Linkin Park, Usher, Garth Brooks, and many others. More information on AEG Network Live can be found at www.networklive.com.
ABOUT THE GLOBAL CITIZEN FESTIVAL:
The Festival is produced by Goldenvoice and supported by a range of Foundations, private donors and businesses. The Pratt Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, David Leppan and Billionaire.com, and Capital for Good have provided generous support for Global Citizen and the Global Citizen Festival. The event is only possible because of critical funding from the Sumner Redstone Foundation. Art and other creative elements of the festival will be produced by Milk Studios and the HOPE Campaign.
Tickets can be earned online at www.GLOBALCITIZEN.org where performing actions and sharing information allows the user to log on, get involved and earn tickets. The site contains messages about international health and development issues and showcases the nonprofit partners, social entrepreneurs, academics, writers, host committee members and artists involved in these particular issues. A small number of VIP tickets can be purchased; all net proceeds go to the charity.