America’s premier television provider, DIRECTV, is airing the Moondance Jam 19 exclusively on The 101 Network. The production company Blaze TV filmed during the 2010 festival and produced ten one hour shows featuring Moondance Jam main stage acts. The programs air as part of the DIRECTV Concert Series and began airing on The 101 Network in November, 2010 and will continue for two years.
The 101 Network, DIRECTV’s exclusive entertainment channel, is a unique television experience that is available to more than 18.5 million DIRECTV subscribers. In 2008, the network changed the television landscape with the unprecedented third season premiere of the Emmy Award-winning series Friday Night Lights and has since become the premiere destination for diverse, quality and critically acclaimed programming including Underbelly, Supreme Court of Comedy and The Dan Patrick Show. Through its partnerships with leading television and film studios, networks and top cable channels, The 101 Network offers viewers the finest in drama and comedy, with daring, innovative series, exclusive “sneak peek” programming and premium cable series un-cut in their original form. The 101 Network showcases concert specials from superstar artists and celebrated music festivals such as Farm Aid, sporting events such as UFC Fighter exposés and the annual DIRECTV Celebrity Beach Bowl; as well as feature films and TV movie specials.
Blaze TV is a multi-award winning production company started by Conor McAnally, which has been creating music programming for DIRECTV and other US Broadcasters for the past five years including 65 hours from the SxSW Music Conference in Austin, 30 hours from The Country Concert at Hickory Hills in Ohio and memorable one-offs like Hall & Oates Live at the Troubadour and Legendary Albums Live with Heart. Originally based in London, Blaze is the only UK company in history to win three Consecutive Best Multi-Camera awards from the Royal TV Society. BLAZE is five-time British Academy Award winning TV producers and recipients of 22 major awards for programming excellence. The concert productions they have delivered remain among the highest rated programming in the history of The 101 Network on DIRECTV. The roster of artists Blaze has worked with includes everyone from Madonna to Mariah, U2 to UB40 and Tracy Chapman to Trace Adkins. In all they have shot over 2000 hours of live program for worldwide broadcasters with more than 1700 artists since 1998.