Bolstering its continued status as the prime television destination for top music acts, VOOM HD Network's Rave HD-the first and only 24/7 high definition music channel-will present the premiere of Depeche Mode's "Touring the Angel: Live From Milan's Fila Forum." On January 19 at 9 P.M. ET, catch the band as they celebrate 25 years of achievement with "Touring the Angel," one of the most successful, highly grossing and critically acclaimed tours of last year. Directed by Blue Leach, who has also worked on tour with R.E.M., the performance was recorded live in Milan on February 18 and 19, 2006 and features over 20 songs.
Rave HD is a new way to experience music on television. The first-ever 24/7 high definition music channel, Rave HD offers commercial-free programming that harnesses the surround-sound power of Dolby Digital 5.1 and the breathtaking depth and clarity of state-of-the-art HD video technology to showcase music with a physical and emotional impact that television has never delivered before. Rave HD is one of the VOOM HD Networks, a critically acclaimed collection of 15 high-def channels with programming that also covers sports, videogames, movies, art, family fare and news. Rave HD is currently available on channel 9470 on the DISH Network.
"Depeche Mode: Touring the Angel" is hailed as the greatest tour of the band's career, selling-out 69 arena dates and playing to over 2.5 million fans across 31 countries. The breathtaking Milan concert witnesses the most popular electronic band the world has ever known feeding off the energy of the crowd to deliver a pulsing sound and electric stage presence that brings the music to life. The band performs songs from their storied career, including hits from the new album Playing the Angel, as well as classics like "Just Can't Get Enough," "I Feel You" and "Enjoy The Silence."
Since the band's debut, Speak and Spell, released in 1981, Depeche Mode has sold more than 73 million records worldwide and had over 40 songs in the U.K. Singles Chart. Depeche Mode's 11th and latest studio album, Playing the Angel, became a Top Ten hit upon release in October 2005 and received tremendous critical acclaim. Entertainment Weekly calls the album "their most self-assured and accessible release in over a decade." The band also released a special edition three-disc set Touring the Angel: Live in Milan, which captured the essence of one of the band's all-time greatest shows. Both albums are out now on Reprise/WEA.
Other Rave HD Programming:
Rave HD offers an extensive selection of series and concerts with performances and interviews featuring world-class talent. Programming is broadcast in true high definition and 5.1 Dolby Digital surround sound and features U.S. premieres of the series "Later…with Jools Holland" and "Soundstage" along with Rave HD original series "Talks with Dave Fanning" and "Beautiful Noise." With its special concert programming, Rave HD also offers a larger-than-life experience of the world's most exciting concerts.
About VOOM HD Networks:
The VOOM HD Networks are the largest and most diverse suite of high definition channels available anywhere. Produced exclusively in true high definition and 5.1 Dolby digital surround sound for distribution in the U.S. through satellite and cable operators, the 15 VOOM HD Networks carry programming in categories as diverse as sports, movies, fashion, music and art. The VOOM HD Networks are commercial-free and available nationally on Echostar's DISH Network. Developed by Rainbow Media to meet the growing demand for quality high definition programming, the VOOM HD Networks build on Rainbow Media's history of original programming innovation.
About Rainbow Media Holdings LLC:
Rainbow Media Holdings LLC is a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC). Rainbow Media creates and manages some of the country's most compelling and dynamic entertainment brands including popular national and regional television channels AMC, fuse, The Independent Film Channel (IFC), WE TV, and two FSN affiliated regional sports networks managed by Rainbow Sports Networks. The company also manages Mag Rack and sportskool, two original on-demand networks; VOOM HD Networks, the largest and most diverse suite of high definition channels available anywhere; IFC Entertainment, its film distribution, production and exhibition division; Rainbow Advertising Sales Corporation, its advertising sales division; and Rainbow Network Communications, its full service network programming origination and distribution company.