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AEG TV channel in US to air footage from Hyde Park shows

By | Published on Monday 24 June 2013

Barclaycard British Summer Time

The US TV channel in which live firm AEG has a stake, AXS TV, will broadcast coverage of the promoter’s British Summer Time concerts that take place in London’s Hyde Park next month.

The Barclaycard-sponsored event, which in essence replaces the Wireless festival that rival Live Nation used to stage in Hyde Park (and which has now moved to the Olympic Park in East London) includes various concerts between 5-14 Jul, with Bon Jovi, The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Lionel Richie and Jennifer Lopez all set to play. AXS TV’s broadcasts will air on American cable networks on 13 and 14 Jul.

AXS TV launched a year ago, and is a joint venture between AEG, talent agency CAA, Ryan Seacrest and Mark Cuban’s HDNet. It takes the name of AEG’s new proprietary ticketing platform, which is slowly being rolled out outside the US, and replaced the existing HDNet TV channel. The network still airs some of the shows that previously appeared on the male-oriented HDNet service, though more music and pop culture programming is being introduced, including footage of AEG-owned live events.