THE CW AND IHEARTMEDIA ANNOUNCE NEW
MULTI-YEAR BROADCAST AGREEMENT FOR
THE IHEARTRADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL
The CW to Remain the Exclusive Television Home of the Biggest Concert Event of the Year, the iHeartRadio Music Festival and the Annual Holiday iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour
The 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival Two-Night Special Event Airs Tuesday, Sept. 29 and Wednesday, Sept. 30 on The CW
September 28, 2015 The CW and iHeartMedia today announced a new multi-year agreement for The CW to remain the exclusive television broadcaster of the star-studded two-day iHeartRadio Music Festival. The CW will also exclusively telecast the annual holiday iHeartRadio Jingle Ball concert. The announcement was made today by Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW, and John Sykes, President of Entertainment Enterprises, iHeartMedia.
“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with iHeartMedia,” said Pedowitz. “The iHeartRadio Music Festival kicks off our fall each year with high energy and terrific music, and we are very pleased that we will continue that tradition in the years to come.”
“The CW’s young musically engaged audience is a perfect match for the artists we are discovering on iHeartRadio.” said John Sykes. “These shows serve as perfect promotional showcases for artists and their music on an important platform, and delivers on our mission of connecting the music to the fans.”
This year’s iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas included performances from some of the biggest names in music, including Coldplay, The Killers, Kanye West, Kenny Chesney, Puff Daddy, Jennifer Lopez, Blake Shelton, The Weeknd, Nick Jonas, and more. The CW will telecast a two-night special Tuesday, September 29 and Wednesday, September 30 8:00-10:00 pm ET/PT.
ABOUT THE CW
THE CW TELEVISION NETWORK, a joint venture between Warner Bros. Entertainment and CBS Corporation, made its debut on September 20, 2006 as America’s fifth broadcast network and is the only network specifically targeting viewers ages 18-34, a demographic highly sought after by advertisers. The CW offers a five-night, 10-hour primetime lineup that runs Monday through Friday. In daytime, The CW broadcasts a Monday through Friday afternoon block, and a five-hour Saturday morning kids block. For more information, visit www.cwtv.com
With 245 million monthly listeners in the U.S., 87 million monthly digital uniques, over 75 million social followers and 196 million monthly consumers of its Total Traffic and Weather Network, iHeartMedia has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America. It serves over 150 markets through 858 owned radio stations, and the company’s radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, HD digital radio, satellite radio, on the Internet at iHeartRadio.com and on the company’s radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile app, in enhanced auto dashes, on tablets and smartphones, and on gaming consoles.
iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s digital radio platform, is the No. 1 all-in-one digital audio service with over 700 million downloads; it reached its first 20 million registered users faster than any digital service in Internet history and reached 70 million users faster than any other radio or digital music service and even faster than Facebook. The company’s operations include radio broadcasting, online, mobile, digital and social media, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. iHeartMedia is a division of iHeartMedia, Inc. (OTCBB: IHRT). Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.
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