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'How To Train Your Dragon 2' Wins Best Animated Feature At 42nd Annual Annie Awards

'How To Train Your Dragon 2' Wins Best Animated Feature At 42nd Annual Annie Awards

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- DreamWorks Animation's 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' took Best Animated Feature top honors at the 42nd Annual Annie Awards held Saturday, January 31 at UCLA's Royce Hall. The Best Animated Special Production was awarded to 'Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey' (Voyager Pictures LLC); Best Animated Short Subject 'Feast' (Walt Disney Animation Studios); Best Animated TV/Broadcast Commercial 'Flight of the Stories' (Aardman Animations); Best General Audience Animated TV/Broadcast Production for Preschool Children 'Tumble Leaf' (Amazon Studios); Best Animated TV/Broadcast Production for Children's Audience 'Gravity Falls' (Disney Television Animation); Best General Audience Animated TV/Broadcast Production 'The Simpsons' (Gracie Films in association with 20(th) Century Fox Television); Best Animated Video Game 'Valiant Hearts: The Great War' (Ubisoft); and Best Student Film 'My Big Brother' (Savannah College of Art and Design, Jason Rayner).

The Annie Awards(TM) honor overall excellence as well as individual achievement in a total of 36 categories from best feature, production design, character animation, and effects animation to storyboarding, writing, music, editing and voice acting, and have often been a predictor of the annual Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. The ceremony was live-streamed again this year at where animation enthusiasts and those who were unable to attend the event, could watch the show. A complete list of winners can be viewed at and highlights of the ceremony will be uploaded to the Annies website in the next few weeks.

"Our industry waits all year for this event and it never disappoints," said ASIFA-Hollywood Executive Director, Frank Gladstone. "This was a terrific night with something for everyone. It was fun to take a look back at our history, celebrate and honor what we have accomplished over the past year, and even look forward a little to what is in store for 2015 and beyond."

Presenting the coveted Annie trophies this year were the comedy-folk duo Garfunkel & Oates - actress-songwriters Riki Lindhome and Kate Mucucci; Veteran voice talent and industry legend June Foray; Songwriter and music director Richard Sherman, Filmmaker and artist Tomm Moore; Industry professionals Leslie Iwerks, John Musker, Ron Clements and ASIFA-Hollywood president Jerry Beck and Executive Director, Frank Gladstone.

This year's Juried Award recipients included Winsor McCay lifetime achievement award - producers Didier Brunner and Lee Mendelson, and legendary animator Don Lusk; June Foray benevolent service award - author and critic Charles Solomon; Ub Iwerks technical achievement award - DreamWorks Animation's Apollo Software; and the Annie Special Achievement award - The Walt Disney Family Museum.

ASIFA-Hollywood is the world's first and foremost professional organization dedicated to promoting the art of animation and celebrating the people who create it. Today, ASIFA-Hollywood, the largest chapter of the international organization ASIFA, supports a range of animation activities and preservation efforts through its membership. Current initiatives include the Animation Archive, Animation Aid Foundation, animated film preservation, special events, classes and screenings.

Created in 1972 by June Foray, the Annie Awards have grown in scope and stature for the past four decades. For more information on the Annie Awards(TM), please visit For information about ASIFA-Hollywood, visit

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Delivery Agent's ShopTV® Television Commerce Platform Powers the First Shoppable Halftime Show with Samsung, Twitter, Roku, Shazam, Visa and YouTube

Delivery Agent's ShopTV® Television Commerce Platform Powers the First Shoppable Halftime Show with Samsung, Twitter, Roku, Shazam, Visa and YouTube

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Viewers of the halftime show will have a new way to watch the performance; they can shop it through Delivery Agent's ShopTV platform. Viewers can find ShopTV in the Smart Hub on Samsung connected TVs, through the ShopTV streaming channel on Roku players and Roku TVs, on the Katy Perry Vevo YouTube channel, when they Shazam the halftime show and when partners like Visa, the exclusive ShopTV payment provider for the event, send out shop-enabled tweets during the game.

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Friday, January 30, 2015

NASA TV Coverage Set for NOAA DSCOVR Launch Feb. 8

NASA TV Coverage Set for NOAA DSCOVR Launch Feb. 8

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) is scheduled to launch at 6:10 p.m. EST Sunday, Feb. 8 from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. A backup launch opportunity is available at 6:07 p.m. on Feb. 9, if needed.

NASA Television coverage of the launch will begin at 3:30 p.m. In addition to launch coverage, NASA TV also will air a prelaunch news conference at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7.

DSCOVR is a partnership between NOAA, NASA and the U.S. Air Force and will maintain the nation's solar wind observations capability. These observations are critical to the accuracy and lead time of NOAA's space weather alerts, forecasts, warnings and space weather events like geomagnetic storms caused by changes in solar wind. Such events can affect public infrastructure systems including power grids, telecommunications systems and avionics aboard aircraft.

DSCOVR succeeds NASA's Advanced Composition Explorer in supporting solar observations and will provide 15 to 60 minute warning time to improve predictions of geomagnetic storm impact locations.

Media who wish to attend the prelaunch events, including the launch pad photo opportunity, prelaunch news conference and launch, may request accreditation online at:

The deadline for U.S. media to apply for accreditation is Tuesday, Feb. 3. The deadline for foreign nationals has passed. For further information about media accreditation, contact Jennifer Horner at 321-867-6598.

For a full and updated schedule of prelaunch briefings, events and NASA TV coverage, visit:

For in-depth prelaunch, countdown and launch day coverage of the liftoff of DSCOVR aboard the Falcon 9, visit:

For NASA TV schedules and video streaming information, visit:

For more information about the DSCOVR mission, visit:

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202-358-0918 / 202-358-1100 /

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Wanted: Jazz Champion Who Just Can't Keep A Secret

Wanted: Jazz Champion Who Just Can't Keep A Secret

NEWARK, N.J., Jan. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Quick: where is the largest, most comprehensive jazz archive and research center in the world? New Orleans? St. Louis? Kansas City? Try another river city farther east. Would you believe Newark, New Jersey? It's true. On a hill above the prosaic Passaic River, where it has been housed at Rutgers University - Newark (RU-N) for nearly 50 years, the Institute of Jazz Studies (IJS) is revered among scholars all over the world and other members of the jazz cognoscenti, like Ken Burns, who mined the archives when he was making his landmark documentary series, Jazz. Despite such bona fides and holdings including more than 150,000 precious recordings, the IJS remains one of the best kept secrets in jazz. That is about to change.

The university, along with its neighbor and frequent collaborator in Newark's vibrant cultural scene, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), is engaged in a concerted effort to give the IJS a bigger stage while connecting new audiences to jazz. The university has restructured the institute's leadership to include a new executive director whose charge will be to partner with musicians, impresarios, and other centers of jazz studies to make the institute the jazz mecca and magnet it deserves to be. The search for that special soul is now under way.

John Schreiber, NJPAC's CEO and a well-credentialed jazz impresario himself, is co-chairing the search and is bullish on jazz, on Newark, and on their intersection. "Jazz is part of the lifeblood of Newark -- the birthplace of Sarah Vaughan, the longtime home of saxophonist James Moody, the headquarters of America's leading jazz radio station, WBGO, and the site of NJPAC's annual TD James Moody Democracy of Jazz Festival and the Sarah Vaughan International Vocal Jazz Competition," he says. "The IJS is a remarkable jewel in this crown of jazz history and jazz activity, and the Arts Center looks forward to partnering with Rutgers-Newark to ensure that its amazing assets are more widely recognized and utilized by scholars and fans both locally and around the world."

The new IJS leader will be embedded not only in a leading archive of jazz music and memorabilia, but in a university committed to investing in the arts. Schreiber's appointment as co-chair of the IJS executive director search by RU-N Chancellor Nancy Cantor reflects a thrust of the university's new strategic plan, which calls for forging cross-sector partnerships promoting and leveraging the arts and culture to advance innovative scholarship and spur community vibrancy and economic development. "The cultural disciplines are a critical medium of intra-cultural affirmation and intercultural dialogue--both high priorities in our richly diverse metropolitan areas, such as Greater Newark," she says. "Art, art-making, and the public humanities are also critical catalysts for economic development in thriving cultural districts around the country, and Newark's downtown district embraces this tradition."

To that end, a high priority for the new executive director will be to create a signature presence for the IJS in Express Newark, a bold project to leverage the expressive and transformative power of the arts and humanities. Soon to be located on several floors of the former Hahne & Company department store, an iconic building in downtown Newark that is undergoing a complete renovation, Express Newark promises to be a vibrant maker-space. In addition to stimulating a surge of creativity across Newark's arts scene, participants in the university-community partnerships housed there in the visual and performing arts and communications aspire for the project to strengthen Newark, drawing together expertise from across disciplines--beyond the arts and humanities to the social sciences, sciences, and business--across artistic media, and across for-profit and nonprofit business models to build out Newark's infrastructure for cultivating and sustaining working artists, cultural professionals, and the creative economy.

Cantor and Schreiber expect the executive director to expand programming into Express Newark that builds upon the IJS' assets, which include close to 500 archival collections, a comprehensive library of 6,000-plus monographs, nearly 600 periodical titles from the U.S. and abroad that stand apart from any other in the world, extensive clipping and photograph collections covering the entirety of jazz history, an exceptional range of historic artifacts from jazz luminaries such as Miles Davis, Curly Russell, Billie Holiday, Ben Webster, Ella Fitzgerald, Lester Young, and Louis Armstrong, as well as the papers of Mary Lou Williams, James P. Johnson, Abbey Lincoln, Benny Carter, Annie Ross, and Howard McGhee, among others.

Among the IJS' many assets that lend themselves to inspiring the imagination of new generations of jazz lovers is the Jazz Oral History Project (JOHP), the most comprehensive and widely consulted body of jazz oral histories in the United States. The JOHP was initiated in 1972 by the Jazz Advisory Panel of the Music Program of the National Endowment for the Arts and involved 120 leading jazz artists who literally "told their stories," not in music but in words. Over the past two decades, this collection has been used by countless media productions both in the US and abroad--from Ken Burns' Jazz to National Public Radio's Jazz Profiles, Public Radio International's Riverwalk Jazz, BBC radio and television, and Japanese television. Musicians 60 years and older (as well as several younger artists in poor health) were interviewed in depth about their lives and careers, including such luminaries as Roy Eldridge, Teddy Wilson, Count Basie, Mary Lou Williams and Charles Mingus, but also many significant if lesser-known figures who shed light on important aspects of jazz history and American culture. The stories and voices of many of these artists, who offer unique insights into the music and careers of Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and other key jazz creators, are undocumented anywhere else.

The sheer gravity of such collections has enabled the IJS to develop enduring relationships with students at all levels, scholars and writers from around the world, musicians, arts institutions, record labels, and the media. IJS also maintains an active outreach program furthering jazz education and supports public access and education through lectures, roundtable discussions that attract a cross section of jazz aficionados, the publication of the Journal of Jazz Studies, a leading English-language scholarly jazz journal, and the Studies in Jazz monograph series.

The executive director also will be a faculty member in RU-N's Department of Arts, Culture, and Media that offers the highly regarded Masters of Arts Program in Jazz History and Research, which is directly supported by IJS collections and personnel. The M.A. program is the only degree program in the United States to focus on the history and research of jazz. As such, the unique curriculum ranges in courses from "Big Bands" to "Jazz and Race." In January 2007, Jazz Perspectives, one of the world's most prominent peer-reviewed journals entirely devoted to jazz scholarship, was co-founded by the program's director, Lewis Porter, a leading jazz pianist and historian. The executive director will have the opportunity to teach and work with faculty in the M.A. program like Porter as well as Professor Henry Martin, a world-class composer, pianist, and music theorist.

Sterling Bland, a professor of African American Studies and English at RU-N who is co-chairing the search with Schreiber, sees multi-faceted benefits to this academic connection. "Our M.A. program in jazz history and research is widely considered one of the best of its kind," notes Bland. "The IJS executive director will have the opportunity to serve as a member of a vigorous, intellectually dynamic faculty of vibrant emerging and established scholars doing groundbreaking research at RU-N. This opens up the possibility of developing important creative and intellectual relationships with students and fellow faculty members and presents a unique opportunity to help shape the direction of jazz studies at the university and beyond."

Schreiber thinks that taking the IJS to a new level calls for someone who knows the jazz terrain, but also knows how to improvise. "We're looking for an executive director who is as excited about the future of jazz as we are. The IJS is a great archive for historians, but going forward it will be a collaborator on jazz education initiatives with NJPAC and others, a co-presenter of concerts and conferences, a curator of touring exhibitions, and the indispensable online resource for students and aficionados wishing to explore the music's rich history," he says. "Our new executive director needs to be part impresario and part scholar, someone who will immediately be seen as a major collaborator, advocate and cheerleader for jazz's bright future."

The search for the IJS executive director is open and applications are invited. Complete information position and the IJS are available at

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getTV Celebrates Its First Birthday On Tuesday, February 3, With A Twitter Party And Facebook Take Over, As Part Of A Month Of Firsts Featuring Premieres Of "It Happened One Night" And "His Girl Friday"

getTV Celebrates Its First Birthday On Tuesday, February 3, With A Twitter Party And Facebook Take Over, As Part Of A Month Of Firsts Featuring Premieres Of "It Happened One Night" And "His Girl Friday"

Highlights Include a Sidney Poitier Birthday Double Feature, Valentine's Day Westerns Marathon, New "The Year Was" Tuesday Block, Jack Lemmon Mondays, and More

CULVER CITY, Calif., Jan. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- getTV is turning one on Tuesday, February 3, and viewers are invited to the birthday party! To commemorate this milestone day, the network will take to Twitter and Facebook at 6 a.m. PT, encouraging viewers to share their own film stories, favorite classics, and more using #1STMovieMemory, while testing their knowledge of Oscar®-themed trivia. Additionally, the month includes a new Tuesday block (The Year Was), as well as premieres of IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (February 1) and HIS GIRL FRIDAY (February 4)--both making their debuts on getTV.

Start each week with Jack Lemmon in 10 of the Oscar®-winner's finest films, Monday nights in February. The block includes Lemmon and Judy Holliday in IT SHOULD HAPPEN TO YOU and PHFFFT! (February 2); MY SISTER EILEEN with Janet Leigh, and THREE FOR THE SHOW with Betty Grable (February 9); YOU CAN'T RUN AWAY FROM IT with June Allyson, and BELL, BOOK AND CANDLE with James Stewart (February 16); and FIRE DOWN BELOW with Rita Hayworth, THE WACKIEST SHIP IN THE ARMY, and LUV with Peter Falk (February 23).

getTV celebrates Black History Month on Tuesday, February 20 at 1 p.m. ET, with a five-film marathon headlined by a special Sidney Poitier birthday double feature. Legendary poet and activist Maya Angelou shines as Miss Calypso in the 1957 musical CALYPSO HEAT WAVE; Ethel Waters raises a rowdy tomboy in THE MEMBER OF THE WEDDING; and Dorothy Dandridge marries an up-and-coming athlete in THE HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS. Then, Oscar®-winning icon Sidney Poitier commands respect in ALL THE YOUNG MEN, and gets caught in a submarine battle in THE BEDFORD INCIDENT.

getTV debuts "The Year Was," a themed block celebrating cinema through the ages and spotlighting movies from a particular year, every Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET. The theme for February is romance, with a lineup that includes Lana Turner and Cliff Robertson in LOVE HAS MANY FACES (February 3) from 1965; Marlene Dietrich and Fred MacMurray in THE LADY IS WILLING, and Joan Crawford and Melvyn Douglas in THEY ALL KISSED THE BRIDE (February 10), both from 1942; Deborah Kerr and Van Johnson in the 1955 drama THE END OF THE AFFAIR (February 17); a pair of 1939 dramas featuring Barbara Stanwyck and William Holden in GOLDEN BOY, and Cary Grant and Jean Arthur in ONLY ANGELS HAVE WINGS (February 24); and much more.

Spend Valentine's Day with some of Hollywood's greatest Western heroes in a six-film marathon at 2:45 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 14. The Durango Kid rides to the rescue in THE ROUGH, TOUGH WEST and THE BLAZING TRAIL; Roy Rogers is wrongly accused in MY PAL TRIGGER, with Gabby Hayes; Susan Hayward is out for revenge in TULSA; a kindly woman nurses a gruff gunslinger back to health in ANGEL AND THE BADMAN, starring the incomparable John Wayne; and Raymond Burr hunts for cursed gold in SECRET OF TREASURE MOUNTAIN.

And don't miss four more classic masterpieces in the Silver Screen Favorites block, every Sunday at 7 p.m. ET. Desperate reporter Clark Gable falls for runaway bride Claudette Colbert in Frank Capra's five-time Oscar-winner IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (February 1); Ryan O'Neal and Burt Reynolds explore the Golden Age of film in NICKELODEON (February 8); Cary Grant tries to win back Rosalind Russell in HIS GIRL FRIDAY (February 15); and Katharine Hepburn wants to lobotomize Liz Taylor in the 1959 Tennessee Williams adaptation SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER (February 22).


Jack Lemmon Mondays

Monday, February 2
7 p.m. & 12:05 a.m. - IT SHOULD HAPPEN TO YOU (1954)
10 p.m. & 2:05 a.m. - PHFFFT! (1954)

Monday, February 9
8 p.m. & 12:35 a.m. - MY SISTER EILEEN (1955)
10:30 p.m. & 3 a.m. - THREE FOR THE SHOW (1955)

Monday, February 16
8 p.m. & 12:35 a.m. - YOU CAN'T RUN AWAY FROM IT (1956)
10:15 p.m. & 2:45 a.m. - BELL, BOOK AND CANDLE (1958)

Monday, February 23
8 p.m. - FIRE DOWN BELOW (1957)
10:40 p.m. - THE WACKIEST SHIP IN THE ARMY (1961)
1 a.m. - LUV (1967)

The Year Was

Tuesday, February 3 - Romances from 1965
7 p.m. - LOVE HAS MANY FACES (1965)
9:30 p.m. - HARVEY MIDDLEMAN, FIREMAN (1965)
11:20 p.m. - YOU MUST BE JOKING! (1965)

Tuesday, February 10 - Romances from 1942
7 p.m. - THE LADY IS WILLING (1942)
9:10 p.m. - MEET THE STEWARTS (1942)
11 p.m. - THEY ALL KISSED THE BRIDE (1942)

Tuesday, February 17 - Romances from 1955
7 p.m. - THE END OF THE AFFAIR (1955)
9:30 p.m. - THREE FOR THE SHOW (1955)
11:35 p.m. - A PRIZE OF GOLD (1955)

Tuesday, February 24 - Romances from 1939
7 p.m. - GOOD GIRLS GO TO PARIS (1939)
8:50 p.m. - GOLDEN BOY (1939)
11:05 p.m. - ONLY ANGELS HAVE WINGS (1939)

Friday Icons

Friday, February 6 - Ida Lupino
7 p.m. - LADIES IN RETIREMENT (1941)
9:15 p.m. - THE LADY AND THE MOB (1939)
10:45 p.m. - THE LONE WOLF SPY HUNT (1939)

Friday, February 13 - Kim Novak
7 p.m. & 11:40 p.m. - MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT (1959)
9:40 p.m. & 2:25 a.m. - PUSHOVER (1954)

Friday, February 20 - Sidney Poitier
7 p.m. & 11:20 p.m. - ALL THE YOUNG MEN (1960)
9 p.m. & 1:20 a.m. - THE BEDFORD INCIDENT (1965)

Friday, February 27 - Lee Marvin
7 p.m. & 10:45 p.m. - THE WILD ONE (1954)
8:50 p.m. & 12:35 a.m. - EIGHT IRON MEN (1952)

High Noon - Charles Starrett

Saturday, February 7 - Charles Starrett
12 p.m. - BOTH BARRELS BLAZING (1945)
1:20 p.m. - BLAZING THE WESTERN TRAIL (1945)

Saturday, February 14 - Charles Starrett
12 p.m. - THE COWBOY STAR (1936)

Saturday, February 21 - Charles Starrett
12:30 p.m. - THE KID FROM BROKEN GUN (1952)
1:45 p.m. - BANDITS OF EL DORADO (1949)

Saturday, February 28 - Charles Starrett
12 p.m. - THE ROUGH, TOUGH WEST (1952)
1:15 p.m. - THE BLAZING TRAIL (1949)

Saturday Westerns

Saturday, February 7
2:40 p.m. - THE KID FROM BROKEN GUN (1952)

Saturday, February 14
2:45 p.m. - THE ROUGH, TOUGH WEST (1952)
4:05 p.m. - THE BLAZING TRAIL (1949)

Saturday, February 21
3 p.m. - SAN FRANCISCO STORY (1952)
4:50 p.m. - COUNT THREE AND PRAY (1955)
1:30 a.m. - SAN FRANCISCO STORY (1952)

Sunday Silver Screen Favorites

Sunday, February 1
7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. - IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (1934)

Sunday, February 8
7 p.m. & 9:45 p.m. - NICKELODEON (1976)

Sunday, February 15
8 p.m. & 10:15 p.m. - HIS GIRL FRIDAY (1940)

Sunday, February 22
7 p.m. & 9:40 p.m. - SUDDENLY, LAST SUMMER (1959)

For a complete schedule of films and times, visit In addition to airing these films on the dates noted above, some of the movies mentioned are scheduled for further broadcasts throughout the month. (See listings for further details.)

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Sony Movie Channel Celebrates Black History Month With A Special Programming Block Mondays At 10 P.M. ET In February

Sony Movie Channel Celebrates Black History Month With A Special Programming Block Mondays At 10 P.M. ET In February

Other Highlights Include a Valentine's Day Double Feature, the "Sundays in HD" Block, Stunts Starring Nicolas Cage and Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Much More

CULVER CITY, Calif., Jan. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Movie Channel (SMC) celebrates Black History Month with a special programming block featuring African-American action heroes, Mondays in February at 10 p.m. ET. Wesley Snipes (February 2) goes behind enemy lines in THE DETONATOR, and takes on terrorists in THE CONTRACTOR; Michael Jai White (February 9) is the ultimate street-fighter in BLOOD AND BONE, and enters the Octagon in NEVER BACK DOWN 2; Samuel L. Jackson (February 16) forces warriors to battle to the death in ARENA, and meets a twisted gang of thieves in NO GOOD DEED; and Oscar®-winner Cuba Gooding Jr. (February 23) must stop an assassin in THE HIT LIST, and fight to be king of the ring in the boxing epic GLADIATOR.

Set a date with SMC as the network celebrates Valentine's Day with a romantic two-pack on Saturday, February 14 at 8 p.m. ET. The intimate evening begins with the smoldering drama THE BLUE LAGOON, starring Brooke Shields and Christopher Atkins as young shipwreck survivors who come of age on a desert island. And a New York cop finds more money equals more problems after winning the lottery in the fan-favorite comedy IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU, starring Nicolas Cage and Bridget Fonda.

SMC puts the spotlight on one of Hollywood's best-loved action stars, the inimitable Arnold Schwarzenegger, in two of his most explosive films on Friday, February 6, at 10 p.m. ET. A clone conspiracy has Schwarzenegger seeing double in the 2000 Sci-Fi epic THE 6(TH) DAY, with Robert Duvall and Terry Crews. Then, a magic movie ticket sends a young boy into the world of his big screen idol, Dynamite Jack Slater, in THE LAST ACTION HERO, with Ian McKellen and Anthony Quinn.

The network presents a month of classic Hollywood favorites every Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET. Robert Mitchum leads the charge in ANZIO, with Peter Falk, and Anthony Quinn stars in LOST COMMAND (February 4); Western heroes ride out in RIDE LONESOME and TEN WANTED MEN, with Randolph Scott, and Raymond Burr in SECRET OF TREASURE MOUNTAIN (February 11); Ronald and Nancy Reagan shine in HELLCATS OF THE NAVY, and Cameron Mitchell fights Kamikazes in OKINAWA (February 18); George C. Scott teams up with Faye Dunaway in OKLAHOMA CRUDE, and Chuck Connors is out for blood in RIDE BEYOND VENGEANCE (February 25).

"Sundays in HD" highlights four more visual masterpieces, every weekend at 7 p.m. ET. Birds of a feather flock together in the Oscar®-nominated documentary WINGED MIGRATION (February 1); Aidan Quinn's quest for the American Dream takes a toll in AVALON, with Elijah Wood (February 8); strange visions plague a troubled teen in the cult classic DONNIE DARKO (February 15), starring Jake Gyllenhaal; and castaway kids come of age in THE BLUE LAGOON, starring Brooke Shields and Christopher Atkins (February 22).


Mandays (movies guys like)

Monday, February 2 - WESLEY SNIPES x2
8:15 p.m. & 11:45 p.m. - THE DETONATOR (2006)
10 p.m. & 1:30 a.m. - THE CONTRACTOR (2007)

Monday, February 9 - MICHAEL JAI WHITE x2
10 p.m. & 1:30 a.m. - BLOOD AND BONE (2009)
11:40 p.m. & 3:10 a.m. - NEVER BACK DOWN 2: THE BEATDOWN (2011)

Monday, February 16 - SAMUEL L. JACKSON x2
10 p.m. & 1:30 a.m. - ARENA (2011)
11:45 p.m. & 3:15 a.m. - NO GOOD DEED (2003)

Monday, February 23 - CUBA GOODING, JR. x2
10 p.m. & 1:30 a.m. - THE HIT LIST (2011)
11:40 p.m. & 3:10 a.m. - GLADIATOR (1992)

Take Two Tuesdays (two movies - one theme)

Tuesday, February 3 - NICOLAS CAGE x2
10 p.m. & 1:35 a.m. - GUARDING TESS (1994)
11:45 p.m. & 3:20 a.m. - IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU (1994)

Tuesday, February 10 - RICHARD PRYOR x2
10 p.m. & 1:45 a.m. - STIR CRAZY (1980)
12 a.m. & 3:40 a.m. - SEE NO EVIL, HEAR NO EVIL (1989)

Tuesday, February 17 - CHEECH AND CHONG x2
10 p.m. & 1:05 a.m. - CHEECH AND CHONG'S NICE DREAMS (1981)
11:30 p.m. & 2:40 a.m. - THINGS ARE TOUGH ALL OVER (1982)

Tuesday, February 24 - CRIME MYSTERIES
10 p.m. & 1:25 a.m. - DEADLY SECRETS (2005)
11:40 p.m. & 3:05 a.m. - REFLECTIONS (2008)

The Recline (classics)

Wednesday, February 4 - BLOODY BATTLES
8 p.m. & 12:15 a.m. - ANZIO (1968)
10 p.m. & 2:20 a.m. - LOST COMMAND (1966)

Wednesday, February 11 - CLASSIC WESTERNS
8 p.m. & 12 a.m. - RIDE LONESOME (1959)
9:20 p.m. & 1:20 a.m. - TEN WANTED MEN (1955)
10:45 p.m. & 2:45 a.m. - SECRET OF TREASURE MOUNTAIN (1956)

Wednesday, February 18 - WWII ACTION
8 p.m. & 10:45 p.m. - HELLCATS OF THE NAVY (1957)
9:30 p.m. & 12:15 a.m. - OKINAWA (1952)

Wednesday, February 25 - TOUGH GUY WESTERNS
8 p.m. & 11:50 p.m. - OKLAHOMA CRUDE (1973)
10 p.m. & 1:50 a.m. - RIDE BEYOND VENGEANCE (1966)

Killer Thursdays (horror and suspense)

Thursday, February 5 - PO'd SNAKES
8:20 p.m. & 11:40 p.m. - BOA VS. PYTHON (2004)
10 p.m. & 1:20 a.m. - ANACONDA (1997)

Thursday, February 12 - MOTIVES x2
10 p.m. & 1:10 a.m. - MOTIVES (2004)
11:30 p.m. & 2:40 a.m. - MOTIVES 2 (2007)

Thursday, February 19 - URBAN LEGEND SERIES
10 p.m. & 1:30 a.m. - URBAN LEGEND (1998)
11:45 p.m. & 3:15 a.m. - URBAN LEGENDS: THE FINAL CUT (2000)

Thursday, February 26 - TENSE THRILLERS
10 p.m. & 1:10 a.m. - CLOSURE (2007)
11:25 p.m. & 2:35 a.m. - DOING HARD TIME (2004)

Friday Features (popular hits)

Friday, February 6 - ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER x2
10 p.m. & 2:20 a.m. - THE 6(TH) DAY (2000)
12:05 a.m. & 4:25 a.m. - LAST ACTION HERO (1993)

Friday, February 13 - BIG BUDGET ACTION COMEDY
10 p.m. & 2:05 a.m. - A KNIGHT'S TALE (2001)
12:25 a.m. & 4:30 a.m. - THE MEDALLION (2003)

8 p.m. & 12:25 a.m. - CASUALTIES OF WAR (1989)
10 p.m. & 2:25 a.m. - A FEW GOOD MEN (1992)

Friday, February 27 - TALES FROM THE FUTURE
10 p.m. & 1:30 a.m. - STARSHIP TROOPERS 2: HERO OF THE FEDERATION (2004)
11:40 p.m. & 3:10 a.m. - EYEBORGS (2009)


Saturday, February 14
8 p.m. & 11:50 p.m. - THE BLUE LAGOON (1980)
10 p.m. & 1:45 a.m. - IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU (1994)


Sunday, February 1
7 p.m. & 8:35 p.m. - WINGED MIGRATION (2003)

Sunday, February 8
7 p.m. & 9:15 p.m. - AVALON (1990)

Sunday, February 15
7 p.m. & 9 p.m. - DONNIE DARKO (2001)

Sunday, February 22
7 p.m. & 8: 50 p.m. - THE BLUE LAGOON (1980)

For a complete schedule of films and times, visit

In addition to airing these films on the dates noted above, some of the movies mentioned are scheduled for further broadcasts throughout the month. (See listings for further details.)

About Sony Movie Channel
Sony Movie Channel is the first U.S. multi-platform television network from Sony Pictures Television created specifically for the Hollywood movie fan. Offering uncut, uncensored theatrical releases in stunning high definition, Sony Movie Channel showcases titles from Sony Pictures' vast library including award-winning features, cult favorites, family comedies and gripping dramas. Sony Movie Channel is available on DISH Network, DIRECTV, AT&T U-Verse, Verizon FiOS, CenturyLink and Suddenlink. For more information, visit, Facebook and/or Twitter @SonyMovieCh.

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Insomniac Unveils Incredible Lineup For 2015 Beyond Wonderland, Southern California

Insomniac Unveils Incredible Lineup For 2015 Beyond Wonderland, Southern California

Festival returns to San Manuel Amphitheater & Grounds in San Bernardino, March 20-21

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Insomniac revealed the artist lineup for Beyond Wonderland, Southern California. The fifth installment of this fan favorite event will make its anticipated return to Southern California at the San Manuel Amphitheater & Grounds in San Bernardino on March 20 and 21, 2015. Beyond Wonderland will once again take fans into a world of whimsical art, cutting edge production, creative stage design and fantastical performers with a soundtrack provided by some of the biggest artists in dance music.

"I'm really excited to bring Beyond Wonderland back to its original Southern California home," said Pasquale Rotella, CEO and Founder of Insomniac. "Seeing our fans response to Beyond's return has our entire team ready to create an unforgettable event filled with familiar elements and new surprises I hope they will love."

The diverse lineup of artists at Beyond Wonderland will take fans through a playground of imagination and community and includes:

Adam Beyer DJ Jazzy Jeff

Aly & Fila DJ Tennis

Andrew Rayel Dotcom

Andy C Dusky

Armanni Reign Firebeatz

Art Department Funkadelic Lounge

Arty Fury + MC Dino

Bassrush Experience Getter

Beat Junkies Graham Funke

Benny Benassi Green Velvet

Brillz GTA

Carl Cox & Friends Hardwell

Chuckie HKEK

D-Block & S-Te-Fan Joaquin Bamaca

Delta Heavy John Digweed

Dillon Francis Jonnie King

Discovery Project Joseph Capriati

Josh Wink Plastic Plates

Kidnap Kid Poolside (DJ Set)

Knife Party Route 94

Loadstar Showtek

Lookas Simon Patterson

MaRLo Slander

Maya Jane Coles Soul Clap

Myon & Shane 54 Sub Focus

Nic Fanciulli Sunnery James & Ryan

Nicole Moudaber Tchami

Oliver Dollar Tiesto

Orchard Lounge Umek

Party Favor Z-Trip
Beyond Wonderland last came to Southern California in 2013 and attracted over 40,000 costumed festivalgoers to its fantasy themed environment. The overwhelming fan enthusiasm for the Southern California festival inspired a Bay Area edition, which began in 2012, and continues to attract thousands of passionate attendees each year.

This year's Beyond Wonderland, Southern California will offer camping for the first time, letting fans stay adjacent to the festival in an intimate camping community. Campers will have exclusive access to the campgrounds and special activities such as arts and crafts, food and beverage options and more. Three-day and two-day tent and RV camping passes are available for purchase.

Weekend passes for this 18+ event are now on sale at Two-day general admission and VIP passes are available starting at $149 and $249 respectively, plus service fees. Camping passes are also available for purchase.

For updates and announcements on Beyond Wonderland SoCal 2015, please visit: and follow Beyond Wonderland on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Insomniac:

Insomniac produces some of the most innovative, immersive music festivals and events in the world. Enhanced by state-of-the-art lighting, pyrotechnics and sound design, large-scale art installations, theatrical performers and next generation special effects, these events captivate the senses and inspire a unique level of fan interaction. The quality of the experience is the company's top priority.

Throughout its 20-year history, Insomniac has produced more than 250 festivals, concerts and club nights for nearly 4 million attendees in California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, New York, Texas, Puerto Rico, and the United Kingdom. The company's premier annual event, Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas, is the largest multi-day music festival in North America, and attracted more than 400,000 fans over three days in June 2014.

The company was founded by Pasquale Rotella, and has been based in Los Angeles since it was formed in 1993.

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Bell Media Reveals Multi-Million Dollar Promotional Campaign for Canadian Original Productions During SUPER BOWL XLIX on CTV

Bell Media Reveals Multi-Million Dollar Promotional Campaign for Canadian Original Productions During SUPER BOWL XLIX on CTV

- Promo spots for CTV's MASTERCHEF CANADA, SAVING HOPE, and MOTIVE, Space's BITTEN and ORPHAN BLACK, Bravo's 19-2, and Discovery's AIRSHOW to be featured during the most-watched television event in Canada -

- For the fourth time in five years, a Canadian series gets coveted post SUPER BOWL timeslot on CTV -

- New on-air creative created exclusively to debut during the Super Bowl features two original spots for Toronto digital startup Hubub-

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TORONTO, Jan. 30, 2015 /CNW/ - With the most-watched television event in Canada now just two days away, Bell Media revealed today its slate of on-air creative to support its original Canadian independent productions set to air during the network's exclusive Canadian coverage of SUPER BOWL XLIX. Conceived, developed, and produced by the award-winning Bell Media Agency, the on-air creative showcases Bell Media's original Canadian productions during the biggest promotional platform on Canadian television.

Last year, Bell Media dedicated nearly four dozen spots, totalling 12 minutes of air time, promoting its original Canadian series in SUPER BOWL XLVIII, with a value of more than $4 million. SUPER BOWL XLVIII was the most-watched broadcast of the year in Canada with an audience of 7.9 million viewers.

"With so many eyes on a ratings powerhouse like the Super Bowl, it's the best opportunity of the broadcast year to showcase our original independent productions to Canadians," said Phil King, President - CTV, Sports, and Entertainment Programming. "A mix of dynamic and creative promos, all produced in-house, will engage viewers with an entertaining array of spots designed to increase audiences for these original series."

For the fourth time in five years, CTV will utilize the massive Super Bowl audience as a sampling opportunity for a Canadian series. Immediately following the conclusion of the big game, CTV debuts the Season 2 premiere of hit series MASTERCHEF CANADA. This is the second year in a row that CTV has used the Super Bowl to bolster MASTERCHEF CANADA, which after delivering an audience of nearly 2 million viewers last year, went on to become the first and only homegrown series in more than a decade to land in the Top 10 list of the most-watched television series in Canada for A25-54 and A18-49 last season. In addition to MASTERCHEF CANADA, original Canadian series that benefitted from the massive audience of the biggest sporting event on television are FLASHPOINT, as well as MOTIVE and SAVING HOPE, currently two of Canada's most-watched original dramas.

Bell Media Original Canadian Productions Featured SUPER BOWL XLIX:

* click on program title to preview the spot

MASTERCHEF CANADA (Season 2) - premiering Sunday night on CTV
SAVING HOPE (Season 3) - currently airing on CTV
MOTIVE (Season 3) - premiering March 8 on CTV
AIRSHOW (Season 1) - currently airing on Discovery
19-2 (Season 2) - currently airing on Bravo
BITTEN (Season 2) - premiering February 7 on Space
ORPHAN BLACK (Season 2) - currently streaming on CraveTV

All promotional spots were created in-house by the award-winning Bell Media Agency. Highlights include:

-- The original BITTEN spot for Space, which was shot on location in
Toronto and features nine actors, an artificial forest, a fog machine,
and one gallon of fake blood. On social media, this original Space promo
has already reached 246,528 fans and received a total of 8,643 likes,
comments, and shares.
-- The 19-2 "critics" spot, incorporating media reviews for the ongoing
second season of the critically acclaimed series.
-- The MASTERCHEF CANADA spot, which cooks up a tantalizing appetite for
the post-SUPER BOWL premiere of the second season of the hit culinary
-- With impressive imagery using the latest camera technology, the AIRSHOW
promo captures the essence of this all-new Canadian Discovery series
while underscoring the heroes of the most dangerous part-time profession
on earth. Already, the :30 promo has reached a social audience of more
than 1 million users.
-- Many of the Canadian spots will be used to promote catch-up
opportunities for Canadian series on CraveTV, including SAVING HOPE,
MOTIVE (prior to its Season 3 debut on CTV March 8), and ORPHAN BLACK
(returning to Space for Season 3 April 18).
Bell Media will also feature two on-air spots for Toronto startup Hubub during the Super Bowl: a 30-second informational ad about the new digital platform for exploring and discussing interests, and a 15-second commercial directing fans on Sunday to a special hubub ( hosted by Bell Media's, featuring this year's highly-anticipated Super Bowl ads from around the world.

CTV's extensive live coverage of SUPER BOWL XLIX from the University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona includes six consecutive hours of pre-game programming with coverage beginning at 12 noon ET/9 a.m. PT (visit to confirm local broadcast times).



#CTV #SB49




About Bell Media Independent Production
Bell Media has commissioned some of Canada's most-watched and most-acclaimed original programming, working with the best Canadian independent producers in the country. Hit CTV series include ratings success stories SAVING HOPE, MOTIVE, the record-breaking THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, and MASTERCHEF CANADA. Among the scripted series on Bell Media pay and specialty channels are the three-time Emmy®-nominated hit DEGRASSI, the internationally acclaimed ORPHAN BLACK, the most-watched original series in Space history BITTEN, Bravo's most-watched new drama 19-2, TRANSPORTER - THE SERIES, dramedy SENSITIVE SKIN, and the upcoming KILLJOYS. Bell Media specialty channels are also home to hit factual series HIGHWAY THRU HELL, COLD WATER COWBOYS, and CANADA'S WORST DRIVER, among others.

About Bell Media
With passion and an unrelenting commitment to excellence, Bell Media creates content and builds brands that entertain, inform, engage, and inspire audiences through the platforms of their choice. Bell Media is Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, out-of-home advertising, and digital media. Bell Media owns 30 local television stations led by CTV, Canada's #1 television network; 35 specialty channels, including TSN and RDS, Canada's most-watched specialty channels in English and French; and four pay TV services, including The Movie Network and Super Écran. Bell Media is also Canada's largest radio broadcaster, with 106 licensed radio stations in 54 markets across Canada. Bell Media owns Astral Out-of-Home, one of Canada's most dynamic and innovative out-of-home advertising companies with a network of more than 9,500 advertising faces in Québec, Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia. Bell Media also operates more than 200 websites; delivers TV Everywhere with premium subscription on-demand streaming service CraveTV(TM), as well as its innovative GO video streaming services including CTV GO, TMN GO, and TSN GO; holds an equity stake in digital startup Hubub; is partners in Cirque du Soleil Media, a joint venture with Cirque du Soleil; and owns Dome Productions Inc., a multi-platform production company. Bell Media is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company. For more on Bell Media, please visit

Source: Numeris (BBM Canada), Sept 23, 2013 - May 25, 2014 vs. equivalent weeks in previous years, final data.

Super Bowl audience includes broadcast audiences for CTV Total and RDS.

CTV electronic audience databases and Top 20 records incorporate data beginning in 1994 and 2004, respectively.

Audiences prior to August 31, 2009 based on BBM Nielsen Media Research Mark II meters.

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American Hard Rock Band Foundry Releases Self-Titled Debut Album Mixed by 7x Grammy-winner Steve Thompson

American Hard Rock Band Foundry Releases Self-Titled Debut Album Mixed by 7x Grammy-winner Steve Thompson

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Foundry is an American hard rock band from Las Vegas featuring vocalist Kelly Keeling (Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Baton Rouge), drummer Marc Brattin, guitarist James Fucci, and special guest Scott Griffin (L.A. Guns, Sin City Sinners) on bass. Griffin and Jason Ebs (Ecotonic feat. AC/DC drummer Chris Slade) will share duties on bass. Musically, Foundry casts a sonic blend of old-school meets new with its own signature hard-rock sound and the legendary Steve Thompson platinum touch.

Self-titled debut album release "Foundry" is a 10-song hard rock record featuring vocals and lyrics by the indomitable Kelly Keeling. Keeling's legendary vocal career spans efforts with Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Baton Rouge, Danny Koker's fast-rising Count's 77, Alice Cooper, Blue Murder, John Norum, Carmine Appice's Guitar Zeus, Michael Schenker Group, Heaven and Earth, Erik Norlander, George Lynch, Dokken, and many more. The record boasts special guest guitar solos by Shrapnel Record's Stoney Curtis, of the Stoney Curtis Band and Count's 77, fronted by rock and History Channel's reality TV star Danny Koker (Counting Cars).

The record was principally recorded at Vegas View Recording, under the auspices of veteran studio director Bobby Ferrari. Matt Breunig of The Killers engineered the record. Mastering reached the able hands of Maor Appelbaum, having mastered records for everyone from Judas Priest to Faith No More. Steve Thompson, renowned for 7 Grammys and 150+ platinum, diamond and gold records, from GNR's "Appetite for Destruction" and Metallica's "And Just for All," to KORN's "Freak on a Leash," KISS and Soundgarden.


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Foundry is currently booking its "Foundry - After Party" Tour, following Nickelback and The Pretty Reckless. Details to be posted on their website -

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Twitter: #FoundryRocks

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Cox & VCTA to award $100,000 in Scholarship Funds

Cox & VCTA to award $100,000 in Scholarship Funds

Virginia students are encouraged to apply by April 24

CHESAPEAKE, Va., Jan. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Virginia college students have an opportunity for scholarship dollars through the 2015 Virginia's Future Leaders Scholarship Program. Members of Cox Communications and the Virginia Cable Telecommunications Association (VCTA) have joined forces to provide this opportunity. In partnership with the Donald A. Perry Foundation, $100,000 will be awarded to outstanding Virginia students attending Virginia colleges and universities across the Commonwealth.

Those eligible to apply include students who are Virginia residents attending an undergraduate two- or four-year program at a Virginia institution of higher learning for the 2015-2016 academic year.

"The future lies with our youth," said J.D. Myers II, interim senior vice president and region manager for Cox Communications Virginia. "As corporate citizens, it's our responsibility and privilege to empower our youth with knowledge so they can lead tomorrow's industries. We're fortunate to have partners like VCTA who work with us to fulfill our mission of supporting the academic success of youth in Virginia."

Interested applicants should visit the VCTA website at or call (804) 780-1776 for an application and rules. The deadline to apply is April 24, 2015.

Now in its 12(th) year, the VCTA Future Leaders Scholarship Program is an education initiative of the Virginia cable industry and is made possible through the generous funding of the Donald A. Perry Foundation.

Media Contact:

Emma A. Inman, APR: 757-222-8432 or

About Cox Communications
Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and wireless services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable TV company, Cox serves more than 6 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and new media advertising.

Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in cable telephone and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For seven years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; for five years, Cox has ranked among DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity, and the company holds a perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at and

About Virginia Cable Telecommunications Association:
The VCTA, established in 1966, serves as the trade association for the cable telecommunications industry in Virginia. Association membership is comprised of cable systems serving more than 2 million subscribers in Virginia along with over 100 Associate members who provide goods and services to the cable telecommunications industry. The VCTA's mission is to support broadband and telecommunications services of member companies to the business community and state officials.

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Mark Levin Moves to KRLA in Los Angeles

Mark Levin Moves to KRLA in Los Angeles

CAMARILLO, Calif., Jan. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Salem Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: SALM) announced today the addition of Mark Levin to its weekday lineup, live from 3pm to 6pm beginning Tuesday, February 3, 2015 on AM 870 The Answer in Los Angeles. Hugh Hewitt who airs in that slot will move into the 6pm to 9pm slot.

"Rarely do you have the chance to add somebody of Mark's quality in market #2, and we decided it was an opportunity we could not pass up," said Salem SVP of Spoken Word Format Phil Boyce. "Hugh Hewitt is also a class act so running these two back to back makes this lineup even stronger."

Levin is syndicated by Westwood One and Hewitt is syndicated by the Salem Radio Network. The AM 870 The Answer lineup will now be one of the strongest in the country, with The Morning Answer with Brian Whitman, Ben Shapiro and Elisha Krauss starting the day 6-9am, Dennis Prager from 9am to Noon, Michael Medved from Noon to 3pm, followed by Levin, Hewitt, and Mike Gallagher 9pm to Midnight.

Chuck Tyler, Director of Programming at KRLA said, "Getting Mark Levin has been on my bucket list for years. What a team!"

Mark Levin stated, "It's an honor to join the wonderful lineup at KRLA. I know my great listeners, who include two of my biggest fans in the LA area (my kids, who live and work there!) will appreciate hearing the show LIVE, too!"

Follow us on Twitter @SalemCommIR.


Salem Communications Corporation is America's leading Christian and conservative multi-media corporation, with media properties comprising radio, digital media and book, magazine and newsletter publishing. Each day Salem serves a loyal and dedicated audience of listeners and readers numbering in the millions nationally. With its unique programming focus, Salem provides compelling content, fresh commentary and relevant information from some of the most respected figures across the media landscape.

The company, through its Salem Radio Group, is the largest commercial U.S. radio broadcasting company providing Christian and conservative programming. Salem owns and operates 106 local radio stations, with 63 stations in the top 25 media markets. Salem Radio Network ("SRN") is a full-service national radio network, with nationally syndicated programs comprising Christian teaching and talk, conservative talk, news, and music. SRN is home to many industry-leading hosts including: Bill Bennett, Mike Gallagher, Hugh Hewitt, Michael Medved, Dennis Prager and Janet Mefferd.

Salem New Media is a powerful source of Christian and conservative themed news, analysis, and commentary. Salem's Christian sites include:®,,,, and Considered by many to be a consolidation of the conservative news and opinion sector's most influential brands, Salem's conservative sites include®,,, Human and Red

Salem's Regnery Publishing unit, with a 65-year history, remains the nation's leading publisher of conservative books. Having published many of the seminal works of the early conservative movement, Regnery today continues as the dominant publisher in the conservative space, with leading authors including: Ann Coulter, Dinesh D'Souza, Newt Gingrich, David Limbaugh, Michelle Malkin and Mark Steyn. Salem's book publishing business also includes Xulon Press(TM), a leading provider of self-publishing services for Christian and conservative authors.

Salem Publishing(TM) publishes Christian and conservative magazines including Homecoming®, YouthWorker Journal(TM), The Singing News, Preaching and Townhall Magazine(TM).

Salem Communications also owns Eagle Financial Publications and Eagle Wellness. Eagle Financial Publications provide market analysis and specific investment advice for individual investors from seasoned financial experts Mark Skousen, Nicholas Vardy, Chris Versace and Doug Fabian. Eagle Wellness provides practical health advice and is a trusted source for nutritional supplements from one of the country's leading complementary health physicians.

Company Contact:
Evan D. Masyr
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
(805) 384-4512

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Premier Sponsor Kraft Canada and Three Participating Partners Team Up with Hit Series MASTERCHEF CANADA for Season 2 on CTV

Premier Sponsor Kraft Canada and Three Participating Partners Team Up with Hit Series MASTERCHEF CANADA for Season 2 on CTV

- Vast sponsorships to include in-show integrations, digital integrations on, custom creative during broadcast, and brand extensions -
- MASTERCHEF CANADA Season 2 premieres in its new post-SUPER BOWL XLIX spot on CTV, before moving to its regular timeslot of Sundays at 7 p.m. ET/PT
beginning Feb. 8 -
- The Season 2 premiere encores Friday, Feb. 6 at 9 p.m. ET on M3, Saturday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. ET on CTV Two, and Sunday, Feb. 8 at 5 p.m. ET/PT on CTV -
- Viewers can enjoy Season 1 of MASTERCHEF CANADA exclusively on CraveTV(TM) -

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TORONTO, Jan. 30, 2015 /CNW/ - Following a first season savoured by an average of 1.8 million Canadian viewers, CTV announced today that premier sponsor Kraft Canada returns with three participating partners for Season 2 of the hit culinary competition MASTERCHEF CANADA. Kraft Canada (represented by Starcom Canada) is back in the MASTERCHEF CANADA kitchen, and is joined by returning participating partners Alexander Keith's (represented by UM) and Miele Ltd. (represented by Ron Christie Communications), along with newcomer RB (represented by Aegis Innov8). The four brands will be incorporated into the series in numerous ways when Season 2 of MASTERCHEF CANADA kicks off this Sunday, Feb. 1 immediately following SUPER BOWL XLIX on CTV and CTV GO. The series then moves to its regular timeslot of Sundays at 7 p.m. ET/PT beginning Feb. 8 on CTV. Encores of the premiere episode will air Friday, Feb. 6 at 9 p.m. ET on M3, Saturday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. ET on CTV Two, and Sunday, Feb. 8 at 5 p.m. ET/PT on CTV.

"MASTERCHEF CANADA provides truly distinct opportunities for our four clients who perfectly complement, and seamlessly integrate into the series," said Laird White, Director, Brand Partnerships, Bell Media. "We're looking forward to unveiling the exciting executions and are delighted to again share this culinary adventure with our partners, and together inspire Canadians to get cooking."

**Media Note** Download artwork for MASTERCHEF CANADA at

The CTV Brand Partnerships team has been working closely with all four clients on customized activations and original branded content. Full details for each partner's executions are below.

Back for its second season, premier sponsor Kraft Canada is integrating much-loved brands Kraft Peanut Butter, Philadelphia Cream Cheese, and Touch of Philadelphia Shredded Cheese into Season 2 episodes of MASTERCHEF CANADA. Kraft Canada worked with the production team to create custom challenges with the products being featured prominently as ingredients. Kraft Food Hacks feature a recipe "hacked" from the series each week and recreated with select Kraft ingredients. Kraft Food Hacks will be featured on,, the Kraft Canada YouTube channel throughout Season 2, and will be promoted with custom ads on broadcast, digital, and social media channels.

Consumers will see Philadelphia Cream Cheese limited-edition MASTERCHEF CANADA-branded packaging at retail, which will include a recipe from a dish featured this season. The recipe will also be featured in print ads. Kraft Canada will further support MASTERCHEF CANADA with promotion on, and various social media channels.

Alexander Keith's
Alexander Keith's returns for a second year as a participating partner. To celebrate the partnership, a MASTERCHEF CANADA-branded cutting board will be available with each purchase of Alexander Keith's IPA 24-bottle packs beginning in February (excluding Québec, while supplies last). Alexander Keith's will also create custom culinary-inspired, and MASTERCHEF CANADA co-branded, commercial spots that will air during the broadcast. Alexander Keith's will be available in the MASTERCHEF CANADA pantry during production, and will receive placement within the series.

Miele Ltd.
Miele Ltd. returns for a second season as the official appliance partner of MASTERCHEF CANADA. The Season 2 home cooks use only Miele Ltd. appliances in the kitchen, and they will be featured prominently throughout the season.

RB joins MASTERCHEF CANADA this season, with Lysol Power & Free as the "Official Cleaning Partner of MASTERCHEF CANADA." Custom creative will highlight messy moments throughout the season, and this content will air in commercial breaks during CTV's broadcast. RB will also showcase Finish Quantum brandsell throughout the season.

The MASTERCHEF format is represented internationally by Shine International, the sales and distribution arm of Shine Group, and is based on a format originally created by Franc Roddam.

MASTERCHEF CANADA is produced by Proper Television in association with CTV. President of Proper Television, Guy O'Sullivan is executive producer, along with Proper's Vice-President and Creative Director, Cathie James. Shine America's Paula Warwick is Creative Consultant. For Bell Media, Tina Apostolopoulos is Production Executive, Factual and Reality, Independent Production. Robin Johnston is Director, Factual and Reality, Independent Production. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production. Mike Cosentino is Senior Vice-President, Programming, CTV Networks. Phil King is President - CTV, Sports, and Entertainment Programming.


Michael Bonacini - @MichaelBonacini
Alvin Leung - @TheDemonChef
Claudio Aprile - @ClaudioAprile
Alexander Keith's - @AlexanderKeiths
Miele Ltd. - @MieleCa_PR



About CTV
CTV is Canada's #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been Canada's most-watched television network for the past 13 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and Out-of-Home. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network's website at

Source: Numeris (formerly BBM Canada), Jan. 20 - April 28, 2014, final data



CONTACT: Tanya Koivusalo, CTV Networks, 416.384.2664 or; Christy Sullivan, CTV Networks, 416.384.3624 or

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Country Star Colt Ford 'Cranks It Up' On AXS TV February 10 With First-Ever Concert Special And An Appearance On 'Discovering Lucy Angel'

Country Star Colt Ford 'Cranks It Up' On AXS TV February 10 With First-Ever Concert Special And An Appearance On 'Discovering Lucy Angel'

Ford Makes a Special Appearance on AXS TV's Country Music Docu-Series 'DISCOVERING LUCY ANGEL' at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT

'COLT FORD: CRANK IT UP! LIVE AT WILD ADVENTURES' Immediately Follows at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Country artist and hit songwriter Colt Ford brings his hard rockin' music to AXS TV when the network premieres the concert special, COLT FORD: CRANK IT UP! LIVE AT WILD ADVENTURES, Tuesday, February 10 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. The concert special follows Ford's guest-appearance on AXS TV's country music docu-series DISCOVERING LUCY ANGEL at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. In this episode, Ford joins the mother-daughter trio Lucy Angel in the studio, adding a verse to one of their songs.

COLT FORD: CRANK IT UP! LIVE AT WILD ADVENTURES features Ford and his band performing an electrifying, high-energy show at the Wild Adventures Theme Park in Valdosta, Georgia. The first-ever concert special spotlights tracks from Ford's entire career, ranging from his newest single "Crank It Up" to many of his top hits such as "Drivin' Around Song," "Ride Through the Country" and "Chicken & Biscuits."

On the night's all-new episode of DISCOVERING LUCY ANGEL titled "Happy G-Manniversary," Lucy Angel band members Kate Anderton and her two daughters Lindsay and Emily work with Ford to produce a song for their new album. Meanwhile, Kate's husband G-Man enlists his two sons' help in planning a heartwarming surprise for his wife to celebrate their 40(th) anniversary.

"Colt Ford's concert special and featured appearance on DISCOVERING LUCY ANGEL are the perfect pairing of music and TV," said Evan Haiman, AXS TV's vice president, music programming and production. "This double-dose of Ford will liven up the night for country fans everywhere."

DISCOVERING LUCY ANGEL airs on AXS TV Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.

AXS TV is the cable industry's leading general entertainment network for live event programming, and the premier destination for some of the nation's biggest music festivals in 2015. Launched in July 2012 by visionary entrepreneur Mark Cuban, AXS TV is dedicated to providing groundbreaking music programming, stand-up comedy performances from today's top comedians, and hard-hitting mixed martial arts promotions. Boasting over 70 hours of exclusive live broadcasts of premier music festivals in 2015 (featuring Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Stagecoach Country Music Festival, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Rock on the Range Music Festival and Firefly Music Festival), the HD channel heavily concentrates on bringing the industry's biggest names directly into their viewers' homes, for the ultimate front row experience. Other hit network franchises include such original programs as THE BIG INTERVIEW with Dan Rather; DISCOVERING LUCY ANGEL, THE WORLD'S GREATEST TRIBUTE BANDS, GOTHAM COMEDY LIVE, ART MANN PRESENTS, AXS TV FIGHTS and INSIDE MMA.

AXS TV is a partnership between Mark Cuban, AEG, Ryan Seacrest Media, Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and CBS. The network is available in the United States via AT&T U-verse, Charter, Comcast/Xfinity, DIRECTV, DISH, Suddenlink, Verizon FiOS, and other cable, satellite and telco providers. The network is also distributed in Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. For more information, visit the website,; go to the Facebook page here and follow the company on Twitter, @axstv; on Instagram; Tumblr and YouTube.

ABOUT Colt Ford
In 2012, Colt penned two #1 hits; Jason Aldean's "Dirt Road Anthem," and Brantley Gilbert's, "Country Must Be Country Wide." His album, Declaration of Independence, topped the Billboard Top Country Album Chart at #1, and was followed by his new release, Thanks For Listening, in July 2014. "Thanks For Listening" charted at #1 on Billboard'sIndependentAlbums, #1 on Billboard's Rap Albums chart, #2 on Billboard's Top Country Albums Chart and #10 on The Billboard 200 Albums chart. "Crank It Up! Colt Ford Live At Wild Adventures," Colt's first live concert on DVD, was released to retail in Fall 2014 and is set to air on AXS TV in February 2015. To date, Colt has sold over 1 million albums, millions more song downloads, has 1.5 million Facebook Likes and over 100 million YouTube views. Colt was also featured in a two-page cover story in the "Arena" section of the Wall Street Journal (July 2013). In October, 2013, Colt hit the road on a 34-city tour with Florida Georgia Line, and toured with Toby Keith last Fall. In addition to being a gifted songwriter and artist, Colt is also a former professional golfer, and resides with his family in Athens, GA. Follow at;;

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Aziz Ansari Returns To Netflix With Brand New Stand-Up Comedy Special

Aziz Ansari Returns To Netflix With Brand New Stand-Up Comedy Special

Aziz Ansari: Live At Madison Square Garden to premiere Friday, March 6

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Aziz Ansari will bring his comedic prowess back to Netflix, this time live from the stage at Madison Square Garden, with his brand new Netflix original stand-up comedy special, Aziz Ansari: Live At Madison Square Garden. The special will launch on Friday, March 6 at 12:01am PT in all territories where Netflix is available.

In the special, Ansari headlines the iconic Madison Square Garden and delivers his most hilarious and insightful stand-up yet. Filmed in front of a sold-out audience, Ansari's latest special is an uproarious document of the comic in top form -- covering topics ranging from the struggle of American immigrants to the food industry to relationships to gender inequality.

Live At Madison Square Garden joins Ansari's first acclaimed Netflix original stand-up special, Buried Alive, which is currently streaming on Netflix around the world. Ansari's previous stand-up specials, Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening and Dangerously Delicious, are also available for streaming on Netflix in the U.S., Canada, UK, Ireland and the Nordics.

Follow @netflix and Aziz Ansari on Twitter (@azizansari) and Instagram (@azizansari).

Aziz Ansari: Live At Madison Square Garden is executive produced by Mike Berkowitz, Dave Becky and David Miner.

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Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) is the world's leading Internet television network with over 57 million members in nearly 50 countries enjoying more than two billion hours of TV shows and movies per month, including original series, documentaries and feature films. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.

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New Company Created To Provide Targeted TV Media Solutions Using Big Data And Scientific Analysis

New Company Created To Provide Targeted TV Media Solutions Using Big Data And Scientific Analysis

Centriply, a Cable Scope Company, Was '27 Years in the Making'

Combines Analytics and Activation to Help Advertisers & Agencies Scale Digital, Behavioral and Predictive Consumer Targets Across a Broader Media Investment Portfolio

NEW YORK, Jan. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Cable Scope ( announced today it has launched a new company, Centriply (, which will deliver targeted TV solutions for advertisers looking to maximize the value of their TV/video investments.

The Centriply platform is available as a managed/white label service that agencies and other users can brand as an enhancement to their existing media services. The platform focuses on media analytics and insights, allowing the agency to free up resources to manage the overall strategy and client relationship.

Centriply's emergence as a stand-alone company stems from the success Cable Scope has had utilizing data and scientific analysis to leverage the power of digital targeting. With Cable Scope's help, several national retailers, pharma brands, automotive clients, and entertainment groups are enjoying significant success in lifting reach and improving share of voice.

The Centriply platform applies syndicated or proprietary data including predictive and behavioral consumer targets, measuring TV audiences through both geographic and program targeting. It provides a unique way for agencies to scale their clients' audience targeting by applying best-in-class data from digital and mobile, layering geographies and media types, and activating in both programmatic and relationship-based exchanges.

Centriply accesses inventory from video media outlets including cable systems, interconnects, regional news/sports networks, addressable TV, satellite providers, telcos, wireless systems, gaming consoles, connected TVs, OTT, mobile and out-of-home.

Centriply is fueled by Cable Scope's specialized, proprietary software, Tango Media Suite (, which identifies opportunities across multiple geographies. Custom audience universes can be created and measured as broadly as region, state or DMA, or as granularly as cable system, zip code, congressional district or census block. Centriply also measures programming for granular and national campaigns using Nielsen, Rentrak or SQAD data.

"In many respects, Centriply was 27 years in the making," said Scott Stansfield, owner & president, Cable Scope. "We launched Cable Scope in 1988 to provide targeted TV advertising solutions, always pushing towards the dream of a future in which we could target right down to zip codes in individual zones using an array of video media options. Today, the confluence of big data, highly sophisticated analytical tools and a video everywhere explosion has made this dream a reality, and a company like Centriply possible."

Stansfield said that by offering Centriply as a managed/white label solution, "everyone from consultants to established media agencies can now have the ability to include targeted services and, more importantly, activation, for their clients, without upsetting current department resources."

Tom Sassos, chairman, Media Audits International and long-time Cable Scope board member, said, "Scott Stansfield and his team have done a great job of taking Cable Scope beyond its local cable television roots and into all video media, including capitalizing on the rapidly growing online sector. Centriply offers an incredible opportunity for national marketers looking to get the most out of their video investments."

Stansfield said Centriply will enable marketers and agencies to use targeted TV as part of their broader national media plans to test/control based not only on digital ROI (bottom funnel), but also TV/digital video communication goals (mid funnel.)

"The potential of targeted TV via data-driven programming measurement is becoming well understood," Stansfield said. "Geographic consumption deltas, for many large advertiser categories, is still vastly underestimated. We provide advertisers the power to multiply impressions across media."

About Cable Scope
Formed in 1988, Cable Scope ( combines its experience and specialized, proprietary software, Tango Media Suite (, to identify opportunities across geography and programming to find consumer targets on a granular level for clients. Utilizing data analysis, Centriply, a Cable Scope company, is a two-disciplined entity delivering profitable, targeted TV solutions for agencies and marketers. Centriply considers all video media outlets, down to ZIP codes in individual zones, including interconnects, local news, regional news/sports, addressable TV, satellite providers, wireless systems, gaming consoles, Hulu, Roku and mobile.

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Crosby, Stills & Nash Announce Second Night At Chicago Theatre On May 6

Crosby, Stills & Nash Announce Second Night At Chicago Theatre On May 6


LOS ANGELES, Jan. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Crosby, Stills & Nash have announced a second night at the Chicago Theatre on May 6. Tickets for this show will go on sale on February 7 at 10am. The US tour kicks off on April 29 in Lincoln, NE at the Lied Center and will wrap up on May 20 at the Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford, CT. This run features two stops at the State Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ, as well as two nights at the Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, NY. Click here for tour details:

The group will perform songs from their extensive catalogue, as well as new material from each member. Once again, CSN will be accompanied by its backing band featuring: Shane Fontayne (guitar), Steve DiStanislao (drums), Kevin McCormick (bass), James Raymond (keyboards), and Todd Caldwell (organ).

As with previous tours, CSN will be donating $1 per ticket sold, to charity. Details and complete tour schedule are available at

More than four decades since CSN first harmonized in Laurel Canyon, and played its first-ever concert as a trio at the legendary Woodstock festival, its members continue a creative partnership that is one of the most influential and enduring in music. David Crosby, Stephen Stills, and Graham Nash have each been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame two times--with Crosby, Stills & Nash, and a second time with The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, and The Hollies, respectively. They are also in the Songwriter's Hall of Fame, honored both for CSN as a group, and as individual solo artists.



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March 10 Fukuoka, Japan - Fukuoka Sun
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Mooreland Partners Advises Aspiro on Offer from S. Carter Enterprises

Mooreland Partners Advises Aspiro on Offer from S. Carter Enterprises

LONDON, Jan. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Mooreland Partners (, the leading global technology-focused M&A advisory firm, today announced that it has acted as financial advisor to Aspiro on the public offer received from Project Panther Bidco Ltd, indirectly controlled by S. Carter Enterprises which is owned by Shawn Carter, known as Jay-Z. The offer values Aspiro at approximately $56 million.

Aspiro is a media technology company at the forefront of the ongoing redefinition of music consumption. Through its subscription services WiMP and TIDAL, Aspiro offers a complete experience with unrivalled HiFi quality. The platform encompasses audio, video and integrated editorial features.

"While the offer is in its early days, once completed it will likely lift Aspiro and its advanced music streaming service to a new level. This is another landmark transaction in the digital media space advised by Mooreland," said Peter Globokar, Managing Director, Mooreland Partners.

S. Carter Enterprises holds interests in leading international music, media and entertainment companies and believes that significant opportunities exist to further develop Aspiro in a focused private environment outside of the stock exchange. S. Carter Enterprises believes that the recent developments in the entertainment industry, with the migration to music and media streaming, offers great potential for increased entertainment consumption and an opportunity for artists to further promote their music. S. Carter Enterprises' strategic ambition revolves around global expansion and up-scaling of Aspiro's platform, technology and services.

The offer is conditional on Project Panther Bidco Ltd becoming the owner of more than 90 per cent of the total number of shares in Aspiro and receiving the necessary regulatory approvals for the acquisition.

Mooreland Partners is well positioned as an international technology-focused M&A firm to advise on the growing number of cross-border M&A transactions. According to a recent article in the Financial Times, "In the first nine months of this year, the value of M&A is nearly two-thirds higher than it was in the same period in 2013, at $2.66bn - a level of activity not seen since 2008."

Mooreland Partners ( is a leading independent investment bank providing M&A and private capital advisory services to the global technology industry, serving clients from its offices in Silicon Valley, Greenwich (CT), and London. Since January 2013, Mooreland Partners has advised on a total of 39 transactions across all major technology sectors including communications technology, mobile and digital media, enterprise software and services, as well as industrial technology and electronics.

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Mondelez International Teams With TubeMogul & WideOrbit To Buy Big Game TV Ads Programmatically

Mondelez International Teams With TubeMogul & WideOrbit To Buy Big Game TV Ads Programmatically

Global Snacking Powerhouse Makes Very First Big Game Local TV Advertising Buy that Uses Programmatic Software

SAN FRANCISCO and EMERYVILLE, Calif. and NEW YORK, Jan. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, TubeMogul (NASDAQ: TUBE), a leading enterprise software company for video advertising, and WideOrbit Inc., the leading provider of advertising management software for media companies, announced that Mondelez International will be the first-ever marketer to programmatically buy broadcast TV advertising during the Big Game. The ads will air on Sunday in Erie, Pennsylvania, and are part of Mondelez International's commitment to use programmatic buying to enhance its media effectiveness.

Mondelez International will run two 15-second advertisements on Sunday, Feb. 1, one for OREO cookies and one for RITZ crackers. The ads will be bought through a partnership between TubeMogul and WideOrbit that matches TubeMogul's video buying software with broadcaster inventory from WideOrbit's WO Programmatic-TV online marketplace.

"We're proud to be the first company to test out automated ad buys during the Big Game. This pilot will help us learn how to transform media buying with leading-edge technology," said Laura Henderson, Associate Director of U.S. Media and Communications at Mondelez International. "Data-driven buying is the future of TV and media. We believe it will play a key role in improving our ROI, and helping to fuel growth for our Power Brands."

"We continuously look for new ways to experiment and collaborate with our creative and media partners," said Janda Lukin, Senior Director OREO North America. "We're thrilled to give our new 'Play with OREO' campaign additional visibility through this exciting new channel."

"Mondelez International is a true pioneer," said Brett Wilson, TubeMogul CEO & Co-founder. "The Big Game is the pinnacle of brand advertising, and the fact that a global powerhouse like Mondelez International is buying TV inventory programmatically on the world's largest stage proves that software can transform video advertising at any level."

"The Big Game is clearly the number one broadcast event delivering great value to advertisers. Mondelez International's pioneering effort demonstrates how leading brands can efficiently deliver incremental advertising dollars to local broadcasters through programmatic technology," said Eric R. Mathewson, Founder and CEO, WideOrbit."

About TubeMogul

TubeMogul (NASDAQ: TUBE) is an enterprise software company for digital branding. By reducing complexity, improving transparency and leveraging real-time data, our platform enables advertisers to gain greater control of their video advertising spend and achieve their brand advertising objectives. TubeMogul was incorporated in 2007 and is based in Emeryville, California with operations in New York, London, Singapore, Tokyo, Sydney, Toronto and offices across the United States.

About WideOrbit

WideOrbit ( is the leader in premium broadcast technology and the largest sell-side processer of premium advertising in the world, covering the broadest assortment of media. WideOrbit is committed to helping media companies manage their advertising business more efficiently and profitably, from proposal to receipt of cash, across all media platforms via any sales method, from direct sold to programmatic. WideOrbit software manages more than $30 billion in annual ad spending. WideOrbit has been providing trusted solutions to the media industry since 1999, delivering high ROI, greater efficiencies and revenue optimization. More than 2,900 Television stations, Radio stations and Media Networks around the globe use WideOrbit Traffic software and another 3,200+ stations operate on WideOrbit Radio Automation platforms. Clients include: Bell Media (Canada), Canal+ (France), Corus Entertainment (Canada), DirecTV, Entercom Communications, Fox Sports, Galavision, Gannett Co., Hearst Television, Madison Square Garden, Meredith Corporation, NBCUniversal, Orange (France), Rogers Communications (Canada), Scripps Television Group, Time Inc., Tribune, Yankee Entertainment Sports, Univision, Viacom and more than 300 other major media organizations. WideOrbit is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in New York; Seattle; Denver; Dallas; Vancouver, WA; Birmingham, AL; Agawam, MA; London, UK: Paris, France; and Gothenburg, Sweden.

About Mondelez International

Mondelez International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDLZ) is a global snacking powerhouse, with 2013 revenue of $35 billion. Creating delicious moments of joy in 165 countries, Mondelez International is a world leader in biscuits, chocolate, gum, candy, coffee and powdered beverages, with billion-dollar brands such as Oreo,LU and Nabisco biscuits; Cadbury, Cadbury Dairy Milk and Milka chocolate; Trident gum; Jacobs coffee and Tang powdered beverages. Mondelez International is a proud member of the Standard and Poor's 500, NASDAQ 100 and Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Visit and

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