or


[10/27/08 - 09:36 AM]
B.B. King, Clint Black, the B-52s, Richie Sambora, the Airborne Toxic Event, the Flaming Lips and T.I. Add Their Musical Talents and Star Power to NBC's 'Chime In' Promotional Campaign
"The NBC chimes are arguably the most recognized audio signature around," said NBC's John Miller.

[via press release from NBC]

B.B. KING, CLINT BLACK, THE B-52S, RICHIE SAMBORA, THE AIRBORNE TOXIC EVENT, THE FLAMING LIPS AND T.I. ADD THEIR MUSICAL TALENTS AND STAR POWER TO NBC'S 'CHIME IN' PROMOTIONAL CAMPAIGN

NBC Asks Viewers to 'Chime In' At NBC.com For A Chance To Have Their Chiming Talents Featured On-Air

BURBANK, CA - October 27, 2008 - NBC announced today that musical super-stars including B.B. King, Clint Black, The B-52s, Richie Sambora, The Airborne Toxic Event, The Flaming Lips and T.I. will join the stars of NBC in the network's ongoing CHIME IN campaign. The musicians will autograph the chimes with their own personal style -- from B.B. King playing guitar, to Richie Sambora rocking, to The B-52s grooving -- the promos will excite, entertain and inform viewers. The announcement was made today by John Miller, Chief Marketing Officer, NBC Universal Television Group and President, The NBC Agency and Adam Stotsky, President, NBC Entertainment Marketing.

"The NBC chimes are arguably the most recognized audio signature around," said Miller. "We are going back to our roots with this campaign and now we're bringing today's hottest artists with us and asking them to chime in."

"We're excited to have top musician, from across all genres, adding their signature style to the campaign and celebrating a 75-year-old icon in 21st century fashion," added Stotsky.

In addition to being informed and entertained, viewers will also have the chance to CHIME IN by logging on to NBC.com to express their thoughts and opinions. In the spirit of the campaign, viewers have the opportunity to share their ideas with one another by responding to polls, posting comments, joining conversations on the message boards or creating personal profiles with their own blogs, photos, video galleries and more. Additionally, beginning next year, viewers will have the opportunity to send in their own rendition of CHIME IN for a chance to have their chiming talents featured on NBC.

About CHIME IN

The G-E-C notes have been an audio icon for NBC over the past 75 years, since the days when it was only a radio signal. Throughout the years, the chimes have been used by stars, from Jerry Seinfeld to Bill Cosby, but never before in such an all-encompassing campaign. The CHIME IN campaign began nearly two years ago when each on-air promo was branded with the Peacock logo. In January 2008, the chimes were added to all promos and the overall effort took on the name CHIME IN -- gaining worldwide exposure throughout NBC's Olympic coverage. NBC stars have championed the CHIME IN mantra and added their own personality and style like never before. From Masi Oka and Greg Grunberg beat-boxing to Jenna Fischer singing, talent are chiming in. They are now the voice of the network, introducing programming line-ups, sharing what is coming up next and putting their own signature on the chimes. The willingness of today's hottest musical talent to embrace the chimes and infuse them with their own signature style illustrates the reach and impact of the three musical notes. Their star-power takes this branding campaign to a new level of excitement. Additionally, as the campaign continues to grow, the network looks forward to potential advertiser tie-ins or involvement -- giving advertisers a chance to CHIME IN.





  [october 2008]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)











[03/26/15 - 02:04 PM]
Nickelodeon's 28th Annual Kids' Choice Awards to Simulcast Across Nickelodeon, TeenNick, Nicktoons and TV Land, Live Stream on Nick.com and Nick App Saturday, March 28, at 8:00 P.M. (ET/PT)
The night begins with a super-sized episode of "The Thundermans" at 7:00 p.m. (ET/PT) and ends with an exclusive first-look of the all-new animated series "Harvey Beaks" immediately following the slime ceremony at 9:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

[03/26/15 - 01:03 PM]
"Living with Lincoln," The Story of One Family's Efforts to Save the Photographs of Abraham Lincoln Over the Course of Five Generations, Debuts April 13 on HBO
The film explores his family's physical and emotional connection to the president, revealing a personal side of the immortal leader through a modern-day journey of discovery, obsession, depression and despair.

[03/26/15 - 01:00 PM]
Saoirse Ronan and Cynthia Nixon Star in "Stockholm, Pennsylvania" Premiering May 2 on Lifetime(R)
The original movie centers on a young woman, kidnapped as a child, who struggles to readjust to life after being returned home.

[03/26/15 - 12:27 PM]
William Petersen Returns to Television in WGN America's Critically Acclaimed Series "Manhattan," Produced by Lionsgate, Skydance and Tribune Studios
Production will begin on its second season in New Mexico in April for a 2015 debut on WGN America.

[03/26/15 - 12:18 PM]
"Halt and Catch Fire" Dials Up Season Two on Sunday, May 31 at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT
Viewers will also be able to catch up on season one on Netflix beginning Wednesday, April 8.

[03/26/15 - 12:13 PM]
Nickelodeon and Paramount Television Set the Stage with the Cast of "School of Rock"
The series is scheduled to air fall 2015 and is currently in production at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles.

[03/26/15 - 12:01 PM]
Colin Ferguson Cast to Join Andie MacDowell and Dylan Neal in Season Three of Hallmark Channel's Highly-Rated Primetime Original Series, "Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove"
The #1 primetime drama makes its anticipated return with a special two-hour season premiere July 2015.

[03/26/15 - 11:52 AM]
NBC Sets Aug. 5 Premiere Dates for Two New Comedies and Robust List of Reality Series as Network Looks for Fifth Straight Summer Win in 18-49
"Mr. Robinson" and "The Carmichael Show" will launch on Wednesday, August 5 at 9:00/8:00c and 9:30/9:30c, respectively.

[03/26/15 - 11:52 AM]
Kevin Hart Brings His Boys to Comedy Central(R) with the World Premiere of "Kevin Hart Presents: Plastic Cup Boyz" on Saturday, April 11 at 11:00 PM ET/PT
Three man act Plastic Cup Boyz, Joey Wells, Will "Spank" Horton and Na'im Lynn, taped their debut special at The House of Blues in San Diego.

[03/26/15 - 11:06 AM]
"Nightline" Is #1 for the Week in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 for Second Straight Week
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of March 16-20.

[03/26/15 - 11:01 AM]
"The Tonight Show" Outdelivers ABC, CBS Competition in All Key Ratings Measures for Week of March 16-20
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of March 16-20.

[03/26/15 - 10:00 AM]
HBO and Vice Enter Major News Content Deal
Highlights include a four-year extension (with an increase from 14 to 35 episodes a year) of the Emmy(R)-winning documentary show.

[03/26/15 - 09:35 AM]
TLC Sings Into Spring with New Series Following "The Willis Family"
The series will follow Brenda and Toby Willis as they share the challenge of maintaining their large, fourteen-member family while keeping up with the workload required to manage their touring band.

[03/26/15 - 09:22 AM]
LMN Premieres New Original Series "I Love You... But I Lied" Wednesday, April 8 at 10PM ET
Inspired by true events, each episode of "I Love You... But I Lied" reveals two stories of personal deception.

[03/26/15 - 09:14 AM]
"Top Chef at Sea" Heats Up as Celebrity Cruises and Bravo Media Extend Partnership Through 2016
Setting sail November 14 onboard Celebrity Reflection, the one-of-a-kind Eastern Caribbean cruise vacation will give guests an up-close-and-personal culinary experience with six former "Top Chef" competitors.