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Boy George, The Feeling and Pete Townshend to Rock Sky 3D and Sky Arts in the UK Premiere of The Prince's Trust Rock Gala 2011

[Press Release]

The Prince’s Trust Rock Gala 2011 Supported by Novae TX: Sky 3D and Sky Arts 1 on Christmas Day at 9pm.


Sky 3D & Sky Arts will broadcast the live recording of this year’s Prince’s Trust Rock Gala, supported by Novae. Boy George, The Feeling and Pete Townshend are among the artists on board to rock the Royal Albert Hall on 23 November. The concert is one of the most important fundraisers in The Prince’s Trust calendar and will premiere on Sky Arts 1 and Sky 3D on Christmas Day at 9pm.

Joining presenters Edith Bowman and Patrick Kielty are a long list of Prince’s Trust supporters who are set to collaborate at the gala including singer songwriters Chris de Burgh, Julian Lennon, Alison Moyet, rock legends Kenney Jones, Mark King and Midge Ure, urban saxophonist YolanDa Brown and classical music star Charlie Siem. There will also be a special appearance from comedian and musician Tim Minchin.

Launching in 1982 and continuing until 1990, the gala has attracted the support of iconic well-wishers such as Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, Elton John and Tina Turner. The historic fundraiser re-launched in 2010 and continues to raise vital funds for the charity’s work with disadvantaged young people.

This is the tenth Rock Gala Concert in The Trust’s history and marks the second year the concert will be recorded for Sky Arts and Sky 3D. Last year’s Prince’s Trust Rock Gala was one of the inaugural music events to be broadcast in stunning 3D on the Sky platform and will once again take pride of place in Sky’s Christmas schedule.

“The Rock Gala is a celebration of the good work of The Prince’s Trust so it is easy to see why it was one of the most popular music programmes on Sky Arts and Sky 3D last year,” comments John Cassy, Director of Sky 3D. “It is an honour to be able to support the work of The Trust again this year using Sky’s innovative 3D technology to broadcast the Rock Gala’s sensational performers to wider audiences.”

The Prince’s Trust Rock Gala 2011 will be broadcast at 9pm on Christmas Day, Sky 3D and Sky Arts 1. For tickets to The Prince’s Trust Rock Gala supported by Novae on the 23rd November, call 020 7589 8212 or visit

(Tickets are priced from GBP 30 to GBP 80 with box hospitality and VIP & fine dining packages available.)

Notes To Editors

The Prince’s Trust Rock Gala 2011 was acquired for Sky 3D and Sky Arts from the 3DD Group.

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3net Announces Content Release

[TV Technology]

3net has announced plans to premiere 15 new programs throughout this month, as well as a new on-air look. 

The 24/7 3D network from Sony, Discovery and IMAX will debut their new broadcast design this Friday at 8pm EST, as announced by 3net President and CEO, Tom Cosgrove. 

Programs premiering include the food and travel series “Bloody Good,” the “Peter Gabriel: New Blood Live,” concert experience and holiday staple “The IMAX Nutcracker.”


The content debut is part of the network’s goal to provide the “most dynamic and immersive in-home 3D experience possible.” 

New children’s series to debut include “Dream Defenders” and “Bolts & Blip” as well as original programming “The Ancient Life,” “Experience 3D” and “World Cities.”

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Verizon Joins the Executive Board of the Entertainment Technology Center at USC

Verizon Enterprise Solutions will lend its technology expertise to the Entertainment Technology Center at the University of Southern California (ETC@USC) through a seat on ETC@USC’s executive board. Verizon’s global cloud, IP and wireless networks, managed security services, end-to-end digital content solutions and technology-related professional services are used by media and entertainment companies to create, transport, manage and deliver digital content around the world, on any platform,  anytime.

ETC@USC is a nonprofit, member-funded entertainment technology think tank and research center, affiliated with the USC School of Cinematic Arts. It brings together senior executives, innovators, thought leaders and catalysts in a neutral setting to explore issues related to the creation, distribution and consumption of entertainment content. Verizon’s participation on the executive board will provide media and entertainment companies with opportunities to learn how Verizon’s media-focused solutions, network and technology expertise can help the industry transform its future.

“The goal of the ETC@USC is to bring industry and technology experts together to develop the solutions that will propel us through the next 20 years,” said Kenneth Williams, CEO and executive director of the ETC@USC. “Verizon’s broad set of technologies and deep industry experience will provide a unique voice on the executive board. We look forward to their active participation.”

Scott Spector, global head of Verizon’s media and entertainment vertical, added: “Verizon is committed to the media and entertainment industry, and our participation with ETC@USC will allow us to support and potentially drive innovation in the industry. There’s a vast range of opportunities to integrate technology and improve everything from digital content production through digital distribution, creating an optimal experience for the industry.”

Verizon Enterprise Solutions creates global connections that generate growth, drive business innovation and help shape tomorrow’s biggest ideas. With industry-specific solutions provided over Verizon’s secure mobility, cloud, strategic networking and advanced communications platforms, Verizon helps open new opportunities around the world for innovation, investment and business transformation. Visit to learn more.

The Entertainment Technology Center at the University of Southern California (ETC@USC) is a think tank and research center within the USC School of Cinematic Arts that brings together senior executives, innovators, thought leaders, and catalysts from the entertainment, consumer electronics, technology, and services industries along with the academic resources of the University of Southern California to explore and to act upon topics and issues related to the creation, distribution, and consumption of entertainment content.  ETC@USC helps drive collaborative projects among its member companies and engages with next generation consumers to understand the impact of emerging technology on all aspects of the entertainment industry, especially technology development and implementation, the creative process, business models, and future trends. (

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq:  VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America’s most reliable wireless network, with more than 108 million retail connections nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America’s most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers worldwide. A Dow 30 company with more than $127 billion in 2014 revenues, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of 177,300. For more information, visit

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