Bon Jovi Rocks EPIX
Bon Jovi - The Circle Tour: Live from New Jersey Premieres January 8, 2011 on EPIX and EpixHD.com
NEW YORK -- EPIX, the premium entertainment channel, video-on-demand and online service, continues its march across platforms featuring Bon Jovi - The Circle Tour: Live from New Jersey which will premiere January 8, 2011 on the EPIX channel as well as EPIX On Demand and on EpixHD.com.
"The band put on a show for each and every person in that stadium, and EPIX is proud to bring the event to viewers whenever and wherever they want to see it - on television and online."
Shot over the course of a sold-out four-night stand at the $1.6 billion New Meadowlands stadium, the hometown boys rocked the New Jersey house for its inaugural concert. One of the top-grossing tours of 2010, the show treated 200,000 fans to the band's classic greatest hits as well as songs from its Billboard #1 album, "The Circle." In Bon Jovi's 27-year history, the band has sold more than 120 million albums and performed in front of 34 million fans in over 50 countries.
"It doesn't get any better than Bon Jovi at home," said EPIX President and CEO Mark Greenberg. "The band put on a show for each and every person in that stadium, and EPIX is proud to bring the event to viewers whenever and wherever they want to see it - on television and online."
The Grammy Award-winning band is in good company with previous original concert events on EPIX featuring Madonna, Kings of Leon and The Black Eyed Peas. Launched in October 2009, EPIX continues to expand its original programming, adding to a formidable list of music and comedy talent and garnering an Emmy nomination in its first year.
EPIX, a joint venture between Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B), its Paramount Pictures unit, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM) and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), is a next-generation premium entertainment channel, video-on-demand and online service launched on October 30, 2009. With access to more than 15,000 motion pictures spanning the vast libraries of its partners and other studios, EPIX provides a powerful entertainment experience with more feature films on demand and online and more HD movies than any other service. It is the only premium service providing its entire monthly line-up of new Hollywood titles, classic feature films, original series, music and comedy specials through the linear channel, video-on-demand and online at EpixHD.com, the leading online destination for movies. EPIX has made the commitment to deliver the industry's most expansive online collection of movies, making more than 3,000 titles available on EpixHD.com. The service is available to over 30 million homes nationwide through carriage agreements with Verizon FiOS, DISH Network, Cox Communications, Mediacom Communications, Charter Communications and NCTC. In addition, Netflix members can instantly watch an array of new releases and library titles from EPIX streamed over the Internet from Netflix 90 days after they premiere in premium pay TV and on demand, giving EPIX another distribution channel to bring its films to more consumers.
For more information about EPIX, go to www.EpixHD.com .