LOS ANGELES – Friday, April 24, 2015 – Elton John, The Who, Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band, No Doubt and Keith Urban are among the featured performers in AXS TV’s broadcast of the 2015 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell, airing daily May 1-3 at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT. This marks the third second consecutive year that AXS TV will serve as the official broadcast home to “Jazz Fest,” giving viewers an exclusive front-of-the-line pass to one of the most celebrated music festivals in the United States, putting the spotlight on classic bands, modern hit-makers, and local favorites in one fully loaded weekend.
LOS ANGELES – APRIL 20, 2015 – AXS TV, cable’s premier music and live event entertainment channel, and its companion network HDNet Movies, the ultimate high definition cable destination for Hollywood Blockbusters and iconic movie classics, has signed a long-term distribution agreement with the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC). As part of the deal, NCTC’s participating member companies will continue to be able to provide their respective subscribers with AXS TV’s and HDNet Movies’ linear services on demand, and exclusive TV Everywhere content.
LOS ANGELES – APRIL 17, 2015 – AXS TV, the premier music and entertainment network, has acquired the off-network cable rights to blue collar comedian Larry the Cable Guy’s hit reality series ONLY IN AMERICA in a multi-year deal with A+E Networks. The three season, 48-episode series will premiere in its regular weekly timeslot on AXS TV Tuesday, April 21 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.
LOS ANGELES – APRIL 16, 2015 – AXS TV, cable’s premier music entertainment channel, has renewed the hugely successful global hit The X Factor UK for a second consecutive year. The network will continue as the official U.S. broadcast home for the 12th season of the signature program, premiering in the fall on AXS TV. The agreement, which features a 34-episode order, was signed with FremantleMedia International (FMI) and Syco Entertainment. The X Factor UK was created by Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment and is co-produced by Syco Entertainment and Thames TV (part of FremantleMedia UK). AXS TV is the first American television network to air the legendary UK version of the show.
LOS ANGELES – April 13, 2015 – For the second consecutive year, AXS TV will broadcast the second weekend of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, anchored by unforgettable performances from some of the biggest names in music. Featuring over 21 hours of live coverage, the network gives viewers an exclusive front-of-the-line pass to one of the largest, best-known and most popular music festivals in the United States, from Friday, April 17 through Sunday, April 19. The festival will air each evening, starting at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.
LOS ANGELES – April 10, 2015 – On AXS TV’s INSIDE MMA tonight, series host Kenny Rice sat down with legendary trainer Freddie Roach to discuss his thoughts on numerous subjects, including topics such as UFC fighter Georges St. Pierre’s return to MMA; former UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva’s drug testing controversy, and the anticipated Manny Pacquiao versus Floyd Mayweather fight.