Production and Technology Companies Support One Night Only Historic Fundraising Concert at Madison Square Garden to Benefit the Victims of Hurricane Sandy
"12-12-12"

Nearly Two Billion People Worldwide to Have Access to the Benefit via Television, Radio and the Internet

Musical Lineup Includes Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, Kanye West, The Who and Paul McCartney

NEW YORK, Dec. 13, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The producers of "12-12-12," which is presented by Chase, announced today that the concert at Madison Square Garden (Nasdaq:MSG) on December 12, 2012 at 7:30 PM (ET) to aid the victims of Hurricane Sandy, has united with a number of partners to secure donations and services to support the event's production, execution and live broadcasts. Because of the generous support of these partners and sponsors, and Robin Hood's board of directors, every single penny from ticket purchases and donations will go to organizations serving the victims of Hurricane Sandy through the Robin Hood Relief Fund.

GE has been named the first and only Diamond Partner for "12-12-12"; BlackRock, Samsung and State Farm serve as the leading Platinum Partners with Optimum, Time Warner Cable and Verizon Foundation now on board as Gold Partners; Delta and Poland Spring have joined as Silver Partners; and Duracell Powermat, Hyundai, NRG and Pepsi as Bronze Partners. In addition, the production and execution of "12-12-12" would not be possible without the generous donations from many production companies including Dempsey Productions; Diversified Production Services (DPS); and Otto Printing & Entertainment Graphics.

Event producers James Dolan, John Sykes and Harvey Weinstein issued the following joint statement: "The outpouring of support from our generous partners has enabled us to put together an unprecedented, worldwide event that will help drive fundraising efforts to support the victims of Hurricane Sandy. We can't thank them enough."

Social media services are being donated by HD MADE, which is also providing digital strategy and design services. In-kind development and hosting services are being donated by Phase2 Technology, and the soon-to-launch live entertainment service, Mahaya, will host a post-show recap. In addition, iStreamPlanet will provide live video encoding for the 12-12-12 Concert which will stream live across leading entertainment and video sites.

"12-12-12" will be distributed worldwide to nearly two billion people through television feeds, radio and online streaming and will be distributed across networks and feeds in North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.

The concert is being produced by James Dolan, Executive Chairman of The Madison Square Garden Company; John Sykes, President of Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises; and Harvey Weinstein, Co-Founder and Chairman of The Weinstein Company.

The all-star lineup features performances by Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, Kanye West, The Who and Paul McCartney. 

The most up-to-date information on "12-12-12" can be found by visiting www.121212concert.org.

Attached is a full list of partners who are providing unique social and promotional support for the event.

Digital Partners:
  • Facebook's new product "Facebook Gifts" enables users to make a direct contribution to the Robin Hood Relief Fund via Facebook  
  • Foursquare' s one-day-only badge campaign allows anyone to check in using #121212concert to earn a "Be Robin Hood" badge  
  • Google+ is supporting the YouTube live stream of the concert which will live across Robin Hood Foundation, FUSE, Madison Square Garden and iHeartRadio¹s Google+ pages.  
  • GetGlue's sticker campaign will reward viewers for checking-in to the live telecast (across 37 networks and via live stream) with exclusive "12-12-12" stickers   
  • Shazam will allow fans worldwide to donate to the Robin Hood Relief Fund via their app and will donate all proceeds raised from music sales generated by the historic concert  
  • Twitter is donating Promoted Tweet inventory to support "12.12.12" tune-in  
  • Twubs will provide in-venue tweet-to-screen technology; "#121212Concert" tweets will be displayed throughout the arena during the performance

Additional Supporting Partners:
   
AAA Communications Encompass Media NY Deck
Affinia Hotel ESPN On Slot Creative 
Akamai Eutelsat Communications  Paramount Hotel
All Access Staging and Productions Extreme Music  Paul Octavious
All Mobile Video Firehouse Production PayPal
Allen Kelman - KZ Video Consultants, Inc. Google Performance Environment Design Group LLC Labor
AMC B&T Google + PRG Nocturne Video
American Copy G-Wizz Productions Production Staffing Group
American Furniture Rentals HTN Royal Flush
AMV Gateway  Hytone Productions Stage Matters
Ariston Flowers  Infinite Conferencing and Onstream Media Standard Highline Hotel
Arnett Designs IMG Media  Sony Media Application Solutions & Professional Media Services
Atomic Design Indelible  Studio Instrument Rentals
Atomic Lighting Intelsat The Switch
AXS-TV Jim Flynn Rentals Tait Towers
Azzurro HD Level 3 Telefonica Audiovisual Services
BML Liman Video Rental Theatrical Resources
B-freed Photography  Liz Eswein TV Prompt
CAT Entertainment Services Measat Twitter
Chirpify Meetup USI Strike force
Control Freak Mersey Masala Vitac
Courier Car Rentals Metrovision Production Group VER
Gayle DePoli  Milford Hotel Whose Catering
Drape Kings Miraldi & MacLeod Woods- TV
EEG Enterprises Inc.  MSG Y.E.II Inc - Richard York
  Music Mix Mobile Zoomari Films Ltd
  National Basketball Association  

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CONTACT: Clear Channel Media and Entertainment         Angel Aristone / AngelAristone@clearchannel.com         212.377.7802                  The Madison Square Garden Company         Mikyl Cordova / mikyl.cordova@msg.com         212-631-4337                  The Weinstein Company         Dani Weinstein / dani.weinstein@weinsteinco.com         212-845-8639                  AMC Networks (for Television Broadcast-related questions)         Georgia Juvelis / gjuvelis@amcnetworks.com         917-542-6390                  Robin Hood Foundation         Patty Smith / psmith@robinhood.org         212-844-3562                  Chase         Melissa Shuffield /melissa.shuffield@jpmorgan.com         212.270.5730

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