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TV Networks commit to airing '12-12-12' Madison Square Garden event

By April MacIntyre Dec 4, 2012, 2:38 GMT

TV Networks commit to airing '12-12-12' Madison Square Garden event

Bruce Springsteen - Daniel Locke / PR Photos

Tune in alert for 12-12-12 - the concert featuring Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Dave Grohl,
Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, Kanye West, The Who and Paul McCartney.

The producers of "12-12-12" announced today that the concert at Madison Square Garden on December 12, 2012, at 7:30 PM (ET), to aid the victims of Hurricane Sandy, has secured distribution to over one billion people.

The event will be seen on 34 US networks and television feeds worldwide, radio
and online streaming. "12-12-12", which is presented by Chase, will be
distributed across networks and feeds in North and South America,
Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. Tickets to "12-12-12" went on sale
today.

From the release:

Event producers James Dolan, John Sykes and Harvey Weinstein issued the
following joint statement: "The fact that so many major media companies
are joining forces to distribute and stream this important event to
homes worldwide will enable us to create a tremendous and unprecedented
fundraising effort on a global scale to benefit the victims of this
devastating storm."

With every major U.S. media company airing the benefit on at least one
of their networks, 34 channels will "take over" TV for the night. Clear
Channel Media and Entertainment will broadcast the concert live on its
radio stations across the country, and will also video stream live on
iHeartRadio, Clear Channel's digital radio service, and across the
websites and Facebook pages of its 850 stations. In addition, the
concert will also stream live across several major online video
providers, as well as being streamed and promoted by several digital
media partners. The concert will also air in conjunction with the NBA's
television and online streaming broadcasts in China and simulcast live
on Clear Channel Outdoor digital billboards in Times Square, New York
City and locations in London and Paris.

Iconic performers Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Dave Grohl, Billy Joel,
Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Roger
Waters, Eddie Vedder, Kanye West, The Who and Paul McCartney will
perform at the "12-12-12" concert on December 12, 2012 at Madison
Square Garden.

The concert is being produced by James Dolan, Executive Chairman of The
Madison Square Garden Company (Nasdaq:MSG); John Sykes, President of
Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises; and Harvey Weinstein,
Co-Founder and Chairman of The Weinstein Company.

Thanks to the generosity of concert organizers, sponsors, and Robin
Hood's board of directors, every single penny from ticket purchases and
donations will go to serve the victims of Hurricane Sandy through the
Robin Hood Relief Fund.The Robin Hood Relief Fund provides money,
material and know-how to local organizations that are serving families
and individuals in the regions hardest hit by the storm.

Tickets for "12-12-12" are on sale now through Ticketmaster phones,
outlets and www.ticketmaster.com, www.thegarden.com and
www.radiocity.com. Tickets are available at a variety of price levels.
Ticketmaster has generously agreed to waive its ticket service charges.
VIP packages are available through the Robin Hood Foundation.
Information on those packages is available by contacting The Robin Hood
Foundation at 212-844-3564.

The most up to date information on "12-12-12" can be found by visiting
www.121212concert.org.



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