Global First for Vividas an Australian IT Technology Company
Vividas HD Streaming Technology to participate in the history-making broadcast of the Global Citizen Festival live from Central Park, New York
On the 29th September 2012, Vividas will partner with AEG Network Live, AEG Digital Media, VEVO, YouTube, AOL/ Huffington Post, Yahoo!, VH1.com, and NYTimes.com to stream live the Global Citizen Festival from Central Park in New York to millions of online viewers. By making the event accessible and free of charge over the Internet, Vividas is joining a mass movement to end extreme poverty by helping the Global Citizen Festival reach millions of people across the world.
The historic event is part of the ongoing Global Citizen Campaign – at the helm is Young Australian of the Year 2004 – Hugh Evans, who is CEO and Co-Founder of the non-profit organization, Global Poverty Project. The open-air concert will be staged on the Great Lawn as the world’s leaders gather in New York for the UN General Assembly.
The Global Citizen Festival will include performances by Neil Young with Crazy Horse, Foo Fighters, The Black Keys, Band of Horses and K’naan, talent arranged by AEG LIVE Goldenvoice. The event’s Host Committee includes Katie Couric, Jeffrey Sachs, Jack Dorsey, Selena Gomez for U.S. Fund for UNICEF, Sophia Bush for Pencils of Promise, Olivia Wilde for Half the Sky Movement, Katharine McPhee for Malaria No More, and Erin Heatherton.
“AEG Network LIVE’S distribution partnership with Vividas is an important part of making this Global Festival a success. We are looking forward to establishing global footprints on behalf of the Global Poverty Project and working with them on this important day” stated John Rubey President, AEG Network LIVE.
James Fox, CEO of Vividas, announced that the Australian technology company was delighted to be supporting the Global Poverty Project and would provide their Vividas HD Player to stream the concert worldwide.
Hugh Evans said of the contribution: “We are delighted to have had support from Vividas for the Global Festival and Global Citizen. Philanthropic donations from significant trusts, foundations and individuals have been very important to us in putting this project together. It is through this generosity that we will be able to work together to end extreme poverty in our generation.”
“Hugh and his organisation are working to make an enormous positive difference in the world and we are very proud to be supporting them in their endeavors” said James Fox. “We encourage people to participate and log on to the Global Festival website or any of our partner sites to watch the event live in high definition and be a part of the largest syndicated charity concert in online and broadcast TV history”.
The innovative technology allows high definition video content to be instantly streamed using minimal bandwidth. It was developed here in Australia and Vividas have offices in Sydney, Los Angeles, New York and London.
To experience the Vividas HD streaming technology you can go to www.vividas.com
To view the concert LIVE you can go to www.globalfestival.com
VIVIDAS JOINS FORCES WITH AEG TO STREAM LIVE CONCERT IN NY
New York, NY, September 19, 2012 – The Global Poverty Project is proud to announce that their upcoming Global Citizen Festival, produced by AEG Network LIVE and delivered by AEG Digital Media, will be live streamed and broadcast by an impressive list of media partners. The simultaneous distribution of this historic event allows the world to “attend” the festival, which will bring together leading non-profit organizations, musicians and notables in Central Park on September 29, 2012 as part of a mass movement to end extreme poverty.
Leading broadcast sponsor Australian Technology company Vividas, along with premier online distribution partners include VEVO, YouTube, AOL/ Huffington Post, Yahoo!, MTV.com, and the NYTimes.com all plan to stream the event live. In addition, television partners AXS TV Palladia, Globo Brazil, and Fuse, will carry the live program. This first-of-its-kind collaboration between online and broadcast outlets worldwide which will include the full performances and remarks from the day’s luminary line-up.
“The Global Poverty Project is proud to have such partners to help carry the message of the Global Citizen Festival around the world,” said Hugh Evans, CEO and Co-Founder of GPP. “This is a chance to take action towards ending extreme poverty in our generation.” “I’ve always been fascinated by the way art and music can bring people together,” says Ryan Gall co-founder and Executive Producer of the Global Citizen Festival. “This event is a way to take that collective energy to create positive social change.”
“AEG Network LIVE is honored to be producing a live event that has such massive distribution on a global level for a good cause such as the Global Poverty Project,” said John Rubey, Executive Producer of the broadcast and President, AEG Network LIVE. “We are proud to have such an extensive collection of talent on board and are grateful to all our production and distribution partners in helping us make this happen.”
As previously announced, The Global Citizen Festival will include performances by Neil Young with Crazy Horse, Foo Fighters, The Black Keys, Band of Horses and K’naan, talent arranged by AEG LIVE Goldenvoice. The event’s Host Committee includes Katie Couric, Jeffrey Sachs, Jack Dorsey, Selena Gomez for U.S. Fund for UNICEF, Minka Kelly for The World Food Program USA, Sophia Bush for Pencils of Promise, Olivia Wilde for Half the Sky Movement, Katharine McPhee for Malaria No More, and Erin Heatherton. The event will celebrate achievements and create awareness around the UN General Assembly in New York when world leaders will convene to debate the Millennium Development Goals and make commitments to end extreme poverty.
The broadcast will air live in New York on at Saturday, September 29, 2012 starting at 4:00PM EDT and again 12:00AM and 8:00AM EDT globally for the worldwide audience to view in their respected time zone. The event broadcast is generously supported by Australian Technology Company – Vividas and Max Sound (MAXD). To view the concert go to www.GLOBALFESTIVAL.COM
ABOUT THE GLOBAL CITIZEN FESTIVAL:
The Festival is produced by Goldenvoice and supported by a range of Foundations, private donors and businesses. The Pratt Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, David Leppan and Billionaire.com, and Capital for Good have provided generous support for Global Citizen and the Global Citizen Festival. The event is only possible because of critical funding from the Sumner Redstone Foundation. Art and other creative elements of the festival will be produced by Milk Studios and the HOPE Campaign.
Tickets can be earned online at www.GLOBALCITIZEN.org where performing actions and sharing information allows the user to log on, get involved and earn tickets. The site contains messages about international health and development issues and showcases the nonprofit partners, social entrepreneurs, academics, writers, host committee members and artists involved in these particular issues. A small number of VIP tickets can be purchased, all net proceeds go to the charity.
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