Looks like EDM has finally found its own home on the small screen “EDM TV NETWORK”, a new television station devoted entirely to EDM and dance music, will be launched during Miami Music Week.
EDMtv Network launches on cable giant Directv this March. The network provides original ‘EDM-centric’ content which will air through the XETV channel on Directv. Directv subscribers can access EDMtv on XETV via the MYTV platform, which gives the new network a potential 21 million household reach.
EDMtv provides scripted shows, documentaries, broadcast styled news and event coverage on varying topics within the burgeoning electronic music scene. The network has been in development for 3 years awaiting the right broadcast partner to launch. XETV heeded the opportunity to bring their channel something truly unique and in demand so a deal was struck with the broadcaster last year to include EDMtv on XETV.
“It’s been a dream come true” said founder Matt Bolton of the deal. “We want to always embody the creative spirit that dance music provides to fans and to document and positively showcase everything that makes this industry so amazing. The music is just the start. The people, the places, the deals, the real stories that are alive in the scene is what we’re after. We want to incubate, stimulate and dedicate ourselves to this task. It really is an honor to become the first network ever to do content that is specific to electronic music and the culture it nourishes.”
In addition to launching on XETV, the network is actively developing additional distribution channels through 2016, and expects to be available to over 50 million households by Q4.
EDMtv Network will have several production teams in place across Miami starting March 14. Roving reporters will cover key hotspots in both SoBe and Miami, with news anchors broadcasting live from several undisclosed locations. The network will also be interviewing headline talent at the SiriusXM Lounge at 1 Hotel from March 16-18. *Details on the SiriusXM lounge is below
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EDMtv is currently in production on several shows; reality, artist exposes, event-based and behind the scenes (non-artist) that will compliment a lineup that already provides a mix of current events, artist interviews and anchored news broadcasts from their studio in Los Angeles.
The network has been revamping their online assets as well, with the newly minted website being unveiled on March 9
EDMtv Network is on the technological forefront.
“Our platform allows us to broadcast LIVE in 360 degrees in 3D to handheld devices and Virtual Reality (VR) headsets around the world. Members can virtually visit the most desired concerts and festivals from the comfort of their living rooms with our proprietary 3D Virtual Reality application, best of all they can bring their friends too. With a huge collection of original content from our media partners, combined with dozens of top record labels, we showcase the best videos the world has to offer. Not only are we bringing millions of millennials the latest hits from music trendsetters, but we are also giving upcoming artists the chance to prove their worth on the world stage. We open our stream to the new ambitious minds hungry for their moment in the limelight, which fuels an interactive community where fans can vote for their favorite tracks and live sets, opening doors for generations to come”
EDMtv is available to all Directv subscribers- over 21 Million households- via the MYTV platform and broadcasts daily from 4-6pm and again from 11-1am EST starting March 14.
The network will officially launch on March 14 over Miami Music Week.