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AT&T, CBS Interactive and Stageside Productions Announce New Live-Streaming Concert Series "STAGESIDE LIVE"

STAGESIDE LIVE Debuts with Neon Trees on Dec. 5. Series will be Available Live and On-Demand on CBS.com, AT&T U-verse, and Select CBS Audience Network Partners

Austin, Texas, New York, New York, November 27, 2012

AT&T, CBS Interactive, and Stageside Productions today announced the launch of a new live-streaming concert series, STAGESIDE LIVE from Austin, aimed at bringing global music fans access to some of the industry’s biggest stars and rising talent. The premiere of STAGESIDE LIVE will feature alternative rock band Neon Trees in a live webcast performance from the world-famous Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater in Austin, TX, on Wednesday, Dec. 5 (at 8:00 PM CT/9:00 PM ET).

STAGESIDE LIVE events will be produced by AT&T working with Stageside Productions, the in-house production team for Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater. The series will be distributed by CBS Interactive across its leading properties, including CBS.com, the #1 television network website[1], and to select CBS Audience Network partners[2]. In addition, the series will be available across AT&T’s mobile and online platforms.

 “STAGESIDE LIVE is just the latest example of how we continue to bring high quality, exclusive content to fans and AT&T U-verse customers across screens,” said Jeff Weber, President of Content and Advertising Sales, AT&T. “We have a long history of working with CBS across platforms and we’re excited to work with STAGESIDE LIVE to bring music fans a truly concert-quality experience online and across multiple devices and platforms.”

“We have a long-standing tradition of supporting musicians – whether it’s our online and mobile extensions for major television events like ‘The GRAMMY® Awards,’ to our ‘Live on Letterman’ franchise, and our own music properties, Last.fm and MetroLyrics – and we look forward to including STAGESIDE LIVE in our portfolio of premium music content,” said Marc DeBevoise, EVP and GM, CBS Interactive. “Working with AT&T on STAGESIDE LIVE gives us an opportunity to bring fans even more access to the best musical talent.”

"This 2D/3D High Definition theater was purpose-built to do exactly what we are doing with this live music series, and we are excited to see it come to fruition. Our vision was to bring the artist and the experience to your living room. We are extremely proud to work with AT&T and CBS Interactive in launching this live music series," said Freddy Fletcher, Partner--ACL Live at The Moody Theater/Head of Production-Stageside.

Fans can watch Neon Trees webcast live or on-demand on CBS.com at: http://www.cbs.com/stage-side-live. Additionally, the show is available live and on-demand through CBS properties, select CBS Audience Network partners, and select AT&T U-verse platforms.

Based in Provo, Utah, alternative rock band Neon Trees is singer Tyler Glenn, guitarist Christopher Allen, bassist Branden Campell, and drummer Elaine Bradley. Neon Trees first major release, Habits, debuted in 2010 with the double platinum lead single, “Animal,” which reached #1 on the Billboard Alternative chart. Neon Trees released their second album, Picture Show, in 2012 amidst the success the single “Everybody Talks” which reached number six on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart and was featured in Buick Verano ads. The band recently launched the second single from Picture Show, “Lessons in Love (All Day, All Night)” feat. Kaskade, and in early 2013, Neon Trees will be joining Maroon 5 on their North American arena tour kicking off Feb. 13th in Columbus, OH.

Fans can get the latest information and updates on facebook.com/stagesidelive or by following @StagesideLive.



[1] comScore Video Metrix, October 2012

[2] The CBS Audience Network consists of dozens of distribution partners including Metacafe, MSN, Yahoo!, and YouTube, as well as websites from CBS’ owned television stations, radio stations and affiliated stations.

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