EPIX Original "Seth MacFarlane: Swingin' in Concert" Earns Emmy Award Nomination
2012 Emmy Nomination Marks Fourth Emmy Nomination for EPIX - A Nomination Every Year Since Launch
New York, New York - July 19, 2012 - The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences today announced the 64th Annual Emmy(R) Award nominations, selecting the EPIX Original Music Event Seth MacFarlane: Swingin' in Concert in the Outstanding Music Direction category.
This year's Emmy Nomination is the fourth nomination for EPIX in less than three years since its launch. In 2011 the EPIX Original Comedy Event Louis C.K.: Hilarious was a two-time Emmy nominee and in 2010 the EPIX Original Documentary BELIEVE: The Eddie Izzard Story was nominated.
In the sold-out live performance of his album Music is Better Than Words, which premiered on EPIX last fall, the Emmy Award-winning, multi-talented MacFarlane and his 39-piece all-star orchestra breathed new life into a selection of hand-picked pieces from the Great American Songbook from the 1940s through 60s. MacFarlane also utilized multi-track audio for HDTV and transported himself and viewers to the era with the help of Grammy nominated singer, Sara Bareilles.
"We congratulate Seth MacFarlane and Music Director Joel McNeely on this honor," said EPIX CEO and President Mark Greenberg. "EPIX is committed to delivering top quality premium programming and it is exciting to see this work recognized for a third year in a row."
EPIX is the newest premium entertainment network delivering the latest movie releases, classic library titles, plus original films, comedy, music and sports events on TV, on demand, online and on devices. Launched October 2009 as the first multiplatform premium network with online accessibility for subscribers through EpixHD.com, EPIX pioneered the development and proliferation of TV Everywhere for American consumers. EPIX was the first premium network to launch on Xbox consoles, first on Android tablets and phones, first on Roku(R) players and is available to authenticated subscribers on hundreds of devices including Apple(R) iPads(R), iPhones(R), Samsung(R) Smart TVs and Blu-ray(TM) players and more. Today EPIX remains the only premium service providing its entire monthly line-up from new Hollywood hits to original programs on all platforms and provides more movies than any other premium network.
EPIX is a joint venture between Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA and VIA.B), its Paramount Pictures unit, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM) and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), available to over 30 million homes nationwide through distribution partners including Charter Communications, Cox Communications, DISH Network, Mediacom Communications, NCTC, Suddenlink Communications and Verizon FiOS.
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