Fans of Scissor Sisters and HD music
alike will be able to enjoy a concert scheduled to air on Logo next week as it teams up with sister (ahem) channel MHD. Reportedly, the simulcast will mark the "first high-definition broadcast from a gay television network" (that'd be Logo, for those unaware), and the concert in question will be Scissor Sisters: Live at the O2 Arena
. The event will be an hour-long special of the band performing in London, and for those who won't be sitting around the tube next Thursday, you can view it online as it happens via steaming video on the network's website. Sound good? Set your HD DVRs for 8:00PM ET / PT on April 24th, or better yet, kick back and enjoy it as it unfolds. Full release after the jump.
LGBT GOES HDTV WITH FIRST-EVER GAY TV HI-DEF BROADCAST
U.S. premiere of Scissor Sisters concert to air on Logo and simulcast on MHD April 24th
NEW YORK, NY- April 17, 2008 - Marking the first high definition broadcast from a gay television network, Logo, a division of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B) MTV Networks, today announced it would air the United States premiere of Scissor Sisters: Live at the O2 Arena on MHD, the high definition channel from MTV Networks on April 24th at 8:00 PM ET/PT.
With several openly gay band members and a loyal and enthusiastic LGBT following, the Scissor Sisters are one of Logo's most popular music performers, and are frequent hosts and guests on Logo's NewNowNext Music.
Scissor Sisters: Live at the O2 Arena is an hour-long special of the Scissor Sisters live on the London stage performing their greatest hits in front of extravagant sets and in their trademark sparkling costumes. The special, which will air on Logo's digital cable channel and simulcast in HD on MHD, will also be viewable via streaming video at LOGOonline.com as well as through on-demand digital cable. Music videos from the Scissor Sisters are currently available at LOGOonline.com, home to the largest library of LGBT video anywhere online.
"HD lets gay people admire what we love most about live performances: every detail, every visual nuance and every of splash of color," said Lisa Sherman, executive vice president and general manager, Logo. "We're thrilled that the Scissor Sisters are making gay TV history on Logo."
This special is yet another example of Logo's commitment to and leadership in LGBT music, from the acclaimed NewNowNext Music, which is the world's only television and online program devoted to rising LGBT artists to The Click List: Top Ten Videos, which gives voice to the LGBT audience's favorite music and Logo's presentation of the 2007 and 2008 True Colors Tour. Logo NewNowNext.com provides the latest music news for the LGBT audience.