WarnerMedia Acquires Worldwide Media Rights For “The Match”

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Two titans of the golf world are set to go toe-to-toe, and WarnerMedia and Turner Sports have secured worldwide media rights to the one-on-one golf greats.

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson will face off in a champions cup of sorts on November 23 at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The two-man tournament, dubbed “The Match” will be hosted by MGM Resorts International.

“The Match” will be broadcast exclusively via Turner’s B/R Live, Turner Sports’ new premium live sports streaming service, AT&T’s DIRECTV, AT&T U-verse and other on-demand platforms with the newly secured media rights. B/R Live can be accessed by downloading the B/R Live app via iTunes, Google Play, the Roku platform and Amazon Fire TV.

As an additional bonus, Bleacher Report’s House of Highlights will present in-depth highlights and behind-the-scenes content in connection to “The Match.”

Turner International will carry coverage of “The Match” overseas. If all of that is not enough for fans, the media rights deal will allow TNT to carry select content from “The Match” in the weeks following the landmark showdown.

To top everything off, HBO Sports’ 18-time Emmy Award-winning 24/7 will offer its own coverage leading up to “The Match.”

David Levy, President of Turner, discussed the new media rights deal in a recent interview, saying that “The Match” was a positive way to exhibit WarnerMedia’s broadcast capabilities.

“The iconic Tiger Woods and five-time Major Champion Phil Mickelson are generational talents who have transcended the game of golf and their rivalry continues to be one of the most compelling in sports,” Levy said.  “This one-of-a-kind, winner-take-all matchup provides a great opportunity to show fans the benefits of AT&T and WarnerMedia coming together.  For the first time since AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner (now WarnerMedia), Turner, DIRECTV and HBO will present a multi-faceted presentation of the live event and accompanying content across a vast array of platforms.”

Turner Sports will produce all of the event’s live coverage while also serving as its exclusive sales and sponsorship partner.  Turner Sports and its Turner Ignite Sports will work together with their marketing partners to highlight their brands.

More information on Turner Sports’ and WarnerMedia’s coverage of “The Match” is available online now at:

 

Website: http://www.turner.com, http://www.warnermediagroup.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/turnerbroadcasting, http://www.facebook.com/WarnerMediaGroup

Twitter: http://twitter.com/turner, http://twitter.comwarnermediagrp

 

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PBS’ Vietnam War Docu-Series Is A Timeless Look At A Critical Conflict

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The clock is ticking on the year.  In a little more than 24 hours, 2017 will finally winding down and the world will be looking forward to 2018.  Before those final hours pass by, there’s still work to be done from Phil’s Picks in the year-ender department.  That work includes year-enders for the year’s top new box sets for grown-up audiences.  In saying grown-ups, that does not necessarily mean solely that the material is inappropriate for younger viewers, but that it might simply not appeal to younger viewers because of the issue of their ability to relate to the material in question.

PBS and Shout! Factory dominate this critic’s list this year with a rather wide array of titles with PBS’ new miniseries doc The Vietnam War taking top honors.  Whether or not one is a military or even history buff, this set is a must see.  Period.  The fourth season of PBS’ British import crime drama Endeavour is also on the list alongside new releases such as Shout! Factory’s Green AcresThe Complete SeriesThe Good PlaceSeason 1 and Ernie Kovacs retrospective Take A Good Look.  Smithsonian Channel even gets some nods with the first two seasons of Air Warriors and the first season of Sports Detectives.  Even mpi Media Group’s Gerry Anderson collection The Lost Worlds of Gerry Anderson is on this critic’s list.

As with every previous list from Phil’s Picks, this list features this critic’s Top 10 New Grown-Up Box Sets plus five additional honorable mention titles for a total of 15 titles.  Developing this list was anything but easy, but every title included was well deserving of its place in the list.  that being said, here for your consideration is Phil’s Picks 2017 Top 10 New Grown-Up DVD/BD Box Sets.

PHIL’S PICKS 2017 TOP 10 NEW GROWN-UP DVDs/BDs

  1. The Vietnam WarA Film By Ken Burns and Lynn Novick
  2. EndeavourSeason 4
  3. Green AcresThe Complete Series
  4. Sports DetectivesSeason 1
  5. Mystery Science Theater 3000 Vol. XXXVIII
  6. Mystery Science Theater 3000 Vol. XXXIX
  7. Ernie KovacsTake A Good Look
  8. The Good PlaceSeason 1
  9. The Lost Worlds of Gerry Anderson
  10. Air WarriorsSeason 1
  11. Air WarriorsSeason 2
  12. Just Shoot MeThe Complete Series
  13. Ned & StaceyThe Complete Series
  14. IceSeason 1
  15. From Dusk Till DawnSeason 3

That’s it for this list, but still not it for this year’s new DVD and BD titles.  Still up for grabs are spots on Phil’s PIcks 2017 Top 10 New Family DVD/BD Box Sets.  That list is nearly compiled and will be posted ASAP, so stay tuned!

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

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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.

More information on AT&T Audience Network’s weekly concert series is available online now along with all of the series’ latest news at:

Website: http://www.directv.com/premiums/audience

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AudienceDIRECTV

Twitter: http://twitter.com/audiencemusic

More information on Darius Rucker is available online now along with all of his latest news and more at:

Website: http://www.dariusrucker.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/dariusrucker

Twitter: http://twitter.com/dariusrucker

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AT&T, Audience Network To Air Andy Grammer Live Event Friday

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Andy Grammer is getting a special new live concert event.

AT&T and Audience® Network will feature Andy Grammer live Nov. 10 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on DIRECTV Channel 239 and U-Verse Channel 1114.  The live event, which is in support of his forthcoming third album The Good Parts, will also be broadcast on DIRECTV Now.

Pre-orders for The Good Parts are open now.  The album is currently set for release Dec. 1.  Two of the its songs – ‘Fresh Eyes’ and ‘Smoke Clears’ – are streaming online now in full.

Friday’s one-hour concert event was shot on location in Los Angeles, CA in 4k and features a number of Grammer’s biggest hits so far from his two full length studio recordings and various EPs.  After the concert, Grammer will sit down with Audience Network’s Audience Music host Ted Stryker for a one-on-one interview.

Friday night’s concert event is just one of a number of chances for fans to take in Grammer’s live show.  His current tour schedule sees him performing live this Sunday, Nov. 12 in Shippensburg, PA; Dec. 16 in Orlando Florida; Jan. 12, 2018 in Santa Barbara, CA and many other dates.  The tour’s schedule is noted below.

Catch Andy Grammer on tour in the following cities:
DATE
LOCATION
VENUE
SUN
11/12
Shippensburg, PA
Shippensburg University w/ Jesse McCartney
SAT
12/16
Orlando, FL
Autonation Cure Bowl & Andy Grammer Pre-Game Concert
FRI
1/12
Santa Barbra, CA
The Granada Theatre
WED
3/14
San Francisco, CA
The Fillmore
THU
3/15
Los Angeles, CA
The Belasco
FRI
3/16
Santa Ynez, CA
Chumash Casino
SAT
3/17
San Diego, CA
House Of Blues
MON
3/19
Portland, OR
Wonder Ballroom
TUE
3/20
Vancouver, BC
Vogue Theatre
WED
3/21
Seattle, WA
Neptune Theatre
FRI
3/23
Salt Lake City, UT
The Depot
SAT
3/24
Englewood, CO
Gothic Theatre
SUN
3/25
Kansas City, MO
Madrid Theatre & Café
TUE
3/27
Minneapolis, MN
Music Hall Minneapolis
WED
3/28
Milwaukee, WI
Turner Hall Ballroom
FRI
3/30
Indianapolis, IN
Deluxe at Old National Centre
MON
4/2
Toronto, ON
The Phoenix Concert Theatre
TUE
4/3
Detroit, MI
St. Andrews Hall
THU
4/5
Nashville, TN
Cannery Ballroom
FRI
4/6
Atlanta, GA
Variety Playhouse
SAT
4/7
Charlotte, NC
The Underground
MON
4/9
Ridgefield, CT
Ridgefield Playhouse
FRI
4/13
Boston, MA
Paradise Rock Club
SAT
4/14
New York, NY
Irving Plaza
SUN
4/15
Philadelphia, PA
The TLA

More information on Grammer’s upcoming live dates, album and more is available online now at:

 

 

 

Website: http://andygrammer.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/facebook.com/andygrammer

Twitter: http://twitter.com/andygrammer

 

 

 

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

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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.

 

DATE
LOCATION
VENUE
SAT
11/4
San Bernardino, CA
Ozzfest
FRI
11/10
Paris, France
Le Zenith Paris
MON
11/13
London, United Kingdom
O2 Forum Kentich Town
WED
11/15
Dusseldorf, Germany
Mitsubishi Electric Halle
THU
11/16
Tilburg, Netherlands
O13

 

Prophets of Rage’s debut self-titled album is available now in stores and online via Fantasy Records.  More information on the album, the band’s live schedule and more is available online along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

 

 

 

Website: http://prophetsofrage.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/prophetsofrageofficial

Twitter: http://twitter.com/prophetsofrage

 

 

 

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The Getaway Has Finally Gotten Here

Courtesy:  Warner Brothers Records

Courtesy: Warner Brothers Records

The Getaway has finally gotten here.

Red Hot Chili Peppers’ latest album is now available in stores and online today worldwide.  In anticipation of the album’s release, the band debuted the video for its new single ‘Dark Necessities’ yesterday.  The video, directed by Olivia Wilde, can be viewed online now here.  Wilde had a chance to sit down and discuss working with the band on the video and had only positive remarks about the filming process.  “It was an honor and a thrill to create this video with such wonderful artists,” she said, “who happen to make up one of the greatest bands of all time.”  The video features appearances by renowned long board surfers Carmen Shafer, Amanda Caloia, Amanda Powell, and Noelle Mulligan.

Courtesy:  Warner Brothers Records

Courtesy: Warner Brothers Records

 

Courtesy:  BBGun Press/Viacom/CBS

Courtesy: BBGun Press/Viacom/CBS

Along with its new video premiere, the band also made an appearance on CBS’ Late Late Show With James Corden earlier this week.  The band took part in the show’s “Carpool Karaoke” segment in which it performed some of its own classic hits, new music, and more.  Audiences can view that appearance online now here.

 

Photo credit: Jeremy Harris

Photo credit: Jeremy Harris

Those appearances are not the only ones for the band this week.  DIRECTV, Audience Network, and U-Verse will present a special performance by the band tonight.  The performance was recorded recently by the band at the iHeart Theater L.A.  It can be seen tonight at 9pm ET/PT on DIRECTV Channel 239 and on U-Verse Channel 1114.  It features a number of the band’s classic and newer material including: ‘Can’t Stop,’ ‘Other Side,’ ‘By The Way, and ‘Soul To Squeeze’ among many others.  The band is gearing up to make its way across the world at a number of major concert festivals in support of The Getaway.  Audiences can check out the band’s current tour schedule online now here.  More information on The Getaway, the band’s tour schedule, additional live appearances, and more is available online now at:

 

 

Website: http://www.redhotchilipeppers.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ChiliPeppers

Twitter: http://twitter.co/chilipeppers

 

 

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Red Hot Chili Peppers To Present Special Concert To Celebrate ‘The Getaway’s’ Release

Photo credit: Jeremy Harris

Photo credit: Jeremy Harris

Red Hot Chili Peppers fans are going to get a very special treat from the band this week.

The Audience Network, DIRECT, and U-Verse will air a special performance by the band this Friday night, June 17th at 9pm ET/PT.  The performance, which was recently recorded at iHeart Theater L.A., is in celebration of the release of the band’s new album The Getaway.  The performance will air on DIRECTV on Channel 239 and on U-Verse on

Photo credit: Jeremy Harris

Photo credit: Jeremy Harris

Channel 1114.  Along with its special performance the band also held an interview session.  Among the songs featured in the band’s performance were the likes of: ‘Can’t Stop,’ ‘Other Side,’ ‘By The Way,’ and ‘Soul To Squeeze’ among many others.  Audiences can watch the band perform its new single ‘Dark Necessities’ now from that concert at RollingStone.com.  The trailer for the band’s performance can be viewed here.

The Getaway is the eleventh full-length Red Hot Chili Peppers studio recording and the band’s first since its 2011 album I’m With YouThe Getaway was produced by Danger Mouse and mixed by Grammy® Award-winning producer/engineer Nigel Godrich.  Before Godrich came on board with the band, famed producer Rick Rubin had helmed the band’s records for the past twenty-four years.

More information on Friday night’s performance is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

 

 

Website: http://www.redhotchilipeppers.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ChiliPeppers

Twitter: http://twitter.com/ChiliPeppers

 

 

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