AT&T Audience Network’s Weekly Concert To Feature Darius Rucker Tonight

Courtesy: Liberty Records/Capitol Records Nashville

AT&T Audience Network’s weekly live concert series has another big name for this week’s show.

Darius Rucker is this week’s featured artist. The broadcast, set to air at 9 p.m. ET/PT will be available on DIRECTV Channel 239, AT&T U-Verse Channel 1114 and on-demand through DIRECTV NOW. The hour-long concert, which is part of Rucker’s current tour in support of his latest album When Was The Last Time, was recorded at the Apollo Theater in New York City and features a set list that reaches back to Rucker’s solo debut album and all the way to his most recent album When Was The Last Time. It also features some fan favorites from his days as front man of Hootie & The Blowfish.

As if the songs themselves are not enough for audiences, the concert also features a guest appearance by Robert Randolph (front man of Robert Randolph and the Family Band) for performances of ‘Love What You Do’ and ‘Hold My Hand’ alongside Rucker.

Ted Stryker, host of AT&T Audience Network’s weekly concert series kicks off tonight’s broadcast with an on-stage interview with Rucker ahead of the concert’s broadcast.

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AT&T Audience Network Presents Prophets Of Rage Concert Event Tonight

Courtesy: Fantasy Records

AT&T Audience Network is bringing audiences a special live event from Prophets of Rage tonight.

The one-hour event will air at 9 p.m. ET via DRECTV NOW on DIRECTV Channel 239 and on AT&T U-Verse Channel 1114 as well as on-demand.  The event features live footage of the group — comprised of Rage Against The Machine members Tom Morello, Brad Wilk and Tim Cummerford Public Enemy front man Chuck D. and Cypress Hill front man B. Real – performing at various festivals worldwide.

The festival performances featured in tonight’s special include the Festival Vive Latino in Mexico (March 18, 2017), Hellfest 2017 in France (June 18, 2017), Maximus in Buenos Aires, Argentina (May 6, 2017) and Louder than Life Festival in Louisville, KY (Oct. 1, 2017).  The concert footage includes performances of the band’s own new material alongside well-known Rage Against The Machine songs.

The live footage presented throughout tonight’s concert event is only part of what audiences have to anticipate.  The group sits down with AT&T Audience Network concert series host Ted Stryker (no relation to the Airplane character) later in the evening to talk about their motivations for coming together and crafting their new music.

Along with the live performances expected to be featured tonight on the AT&T Audience Network, Prophets of Rage is also giving audiences a handful of chances to catch it live on the road.  It wraps its current U.S. tour this Saturday, Nov. 4 at Ozzfest in San Bernadino, CA before heading overseas for a European tour that launches Nov. 10 in Paris France.  The band’s full tour schedule is noted below.


San Bernardino, CA
Paris, France
Le Zenith Paris
London, United Kingdom
O2 Forum Kentich Town
Dusseldorf, Germany
Mitsubishi Electric Halle
Tilburg, Netherlands


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New Deal Brings USTA’s U.S. Open Beginning In 2015

Courtesy:  ESPN

Courtesy: ESPN

Tennis fans have some good news today.  ESPN has announced that it has acquired the broadcast rights to the U.S. Open.  The new deal means that the Sports Leader will broadcast the U.S. Open beginning in 2015.  It will be the exclusive home of the U.S. Open both in North and South America.  The deal will keep the tournament on ESPN for eleven years.  It also means that ESPN and the ESPN family of networks will now broadcast three of tennis’ four majors beginning in 2015.

ESPN President John Skipper shared his thoughts on the new deal.  “Certain sporting events become synonymous with when they are held, and there is no better – or bigger – way to celebrate the end of summer than at the US Open in New York,” he said.  We look forward to capturing every match, every star, every championship and all the drama on this grand stage.”

Expectations for the new deal are just as high among those with the United States Tennis Association (USTA).  Dave Haggerty, USTA Chairman of the Board and president commented on the announcement, saying “This wide-ranging and broad relationship with ESPN positions tennis at the forefront of American sports.  By teaming with the world-wide leader in sports, the USTA will continue to ensure that tennis at every level thrives in the United States.”

When the deal takes effect, all matches of the U.S. Open tournament will be available not just on ESPN and ESPN2, but also via WatchESPN and the WatchESPN app for those with mobile internet.  Every match of the tournament’s seventeen total courts will also be available on ESPN3.  Anyone that has ESPN’s linear networks as part of their video subscription through Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks, Verizon FiOs, Comcast Xfinity TV, Midcontinent Communications, Cablevision, Cox, Charter or AT&T U-Verse.

Along with broadcasting the U.S. Open in the United States beginning in 2015, ESPN will continue to be the home of the entire U.S. Open in Latin America and the Caribbean, and on TSN in Canada, as it has done since 2002.  Fans in these countries will benefit from the new deal as it means expanded hours and broadcast rights, just as in the U.S.—both on multiple linear TV channels and on digital platforms throughout each region. 

The new broadcast deal has major implications in the U.S. and Latin and South America, as well as the Caribbean, as noted.  It will have a big impact in the Middle East, too.  Terms of the deal included making ESPN the home of the Emirates Airline U.S. Open Series.  Coverage of the series includes seventy-two hours of action in the five-week tournament leading up to the championship.  Terms also have given broadcast rights of the Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day.  The Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day is the family friendly music and tennis festival that serves as the unofficial start to the two-week tournament.  It takes place a week prior to the tournament’s official start. 

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