SUNDANCE CHANNEL TO PREMIERE THIRD SEASON OF ACCLAIMED MUSIC SERIES "LIVE FROM ABBEY ROAD" ON FEB 26th AT 8PM ET/PT WITH TRIBUTE TO BEATLES' ABBEY ROAD ALBUM
12-Part Series Filmed At Legendary London Abbey Road Studios
Acts Include Seal, Sugarland, Green Day, Counting Crows, The Fray and Michael Bubl�
New York, December xx, 2009 - Sundance Channel kicks off the third season of the acclaimed original music series "Live From Abbey Road," featuring performances and interviews with musicians filmed at London's legendary Abbey Road Studios on Friday, February 26 at 8:00pm et/pt. The premiere episode is a special tribute to the Beatles' iconic album, "Abbey Road." The episode features Seal ("Something"), Counting Crows ("Golden Slumbers, Carry That Weight, The End"), Sugarland ("Come Together") and Matchbox Twenty ("She Came In Through The Bathroom Window"), as well as other never-before-seen performances of songs from the album in conjunction with its 40th Anniversary. In addition, the episode includes an exclusive interview with legendary Beatles producer Sir George Martin.
"Live From Abbey Road' has become addictive television for music lovers," notes Sarah Barnett, General Manager Sundance Channel. "It offers a truly unique look inside the creative process of some of the industry's most fascinating artists, both established and up and coming. We are delighted to launch another terrific season of one of the best music shows on television."
The 12-part series, "Live From Abbey Road," features performances by new and established A-list artists, with each one-hour episode offering three acts discussing their work and performing. Artists on tap for Season three include: Seal, Sugarland, Green Day, Counting Crows, The Fray, Noisettes, The Killers, Michael Bubl�, Fleet Foxes, Bloc Party, The Mars Volta, Chairlift and Mika. The series is produced by Michael Gleason and distributed worldwide by FremantleMedia Enterprises.
Reviewing the first season of "Live From Abbey Road" for The New York Daily News in June 2007, David Bianculli wrote, "If you love music, you'll love this Sundance Channel show."
Friday, February 26 at 8pm et/pt
A Tribute to The Beatles' Abbey Road Album
Friday, March 5 at 8pm et/pt
Seal, Imelda May, Sugarland
Friday, March 12 at 8pm et/p t
Fleet Foxes, PJ Harvey & John Parish, Manchester Orchestra
Friday, March 19 at 8pm et/pt
Green Day, Bat For Lashes, Starsailor
Friday, March 26 at 8pm et/pt
Counting Crows, Melody Gardot, Hockey
Friday, April 2 at 8pm et/pt
Yusuf, The Fray, White Lies
Friday, April 9 at 8pm et/pt
Lyle Lovett, Doves, Noisettes
Friday, April 16 at 8pm et/pt
Gossip, The Mars Volta, Friendly Fires
Friday, April 23 at 8pm et/pt
The Enemy, Antony and the Johnsons, Paloma Faith
Friday, April 30 at 8pm et/pt
The Killers, Florence and The Machine, Chairlift
Friday, May 7 at 8pm et/pt
Mika, Bloc Party, La Roux
Friday, May 14 at 8pm et/pt
Michael Bubl�, Temper Trap, Little Boots
About Sundance Channel:
Under the creative direction of Robert Redford, Sundance Channel is the television destination for independent-minded viewers seeking something different. Bold, imaginative and uncompromising, Sundance Channel offers audiences a diverse and engaging selection of films, documentaries and original programs. Launched in 1996, Sundance Channel is a subsidiary of Rainbow Media Holdings LLC. Sundance Channel operates independently of the non-profit Sundance Institute and the Sundance Film Festival, but shares the overall Sundance mission of encouraging artistic freedom of expression. Sundance Channel's website address is www.sundancechannel.com.
About Rainbow Media Holdings LLC
Rainbow Media Holdings LLC is a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC). Rainbow Media is a leading producer of targeted, multiplatform content for global distribution, creating and managing some of the world's most compelling and dynamic entertainment brands, including AMC, IFC (The Independent Film Channel), WE tv, Sundance Channel, IFC Entertainment and VOOM HD Networks. Through IFC Entertainment, Rainbow Media also owns and manages the following: IFC Films, a leading U.S. distributor of independent and foreign film with a unique day and date distribution model, "IFC In Theaters," that makes films available to a national audience by releasing them simultaneously in theaters as well as on cable's On Demand platform; IFC Festival Direct features titles acquired from major international film festivals and initially offers them exclusively through On Demand; IFC Productions, a feature film production company; and IFC Center, a state-of-the-art cinema in the heart of NYC's Greenwich Village. Rainbow Media also operates Rainbow Advertising Sales Corporation, an advertising sales company; Rainbow Network Communications, a full service network programming origination and distribution company; and 11 Penn TV, a company that manages Rainbow Media's NYC studios and post-production facilities.
ABOUT FREMANTLEMEDIA ENTERPRISES & FREMANTLEMEDIA
FremantleMedia is one of the leading creators and producers of entertainment brands in the world. FremantleMedia is part of the RTL Group, Europe's largest television and radio broadcast company, which is in turn 90 percent owned by Bertelsmann AG, one of the world's major media and entertainment companies. FremantleMedia's worldwide production arm is responsible for many of the world's highest rated prime time entertainment, drama, serial drama and factual entertainment programmes. FremantleMedia Enterprises is the brand extension arm of FremantleMedia, offering a one-stop-shop for all Licensing, Distribution and Home Entertainment around the world. The FremantleMedia Group (which includes talkbackTHAMES, UFA and Grundy amongst others) has operations in 22 countries, one of the most comprehensive global networks, creating over 14,000 hours of programming a year, rolling out more than 60 formats and managing over 300 individual titles. FremantleMedia has some of the world's most sought after and long running formats in its catalogue, and globally, produces such programmes as: Idols (co-produced with 19 Productions in the US), The X Factor (co-produced with Syco in the UK), Got Talent (co-produced with Syco in the UK and the US), Neighbours, The Bill, Family Feud, The Price is Right, Farmer Wants A Wife and Hole In The Wall.