Staring this month, the AT&T Audience Network will debut a new slate of original and exclusive performances every week, and the company has announced a star-studded lineup of performers to get things going.
Adding to the network’s premium programming slate, AUDIENCE will give music fans an intimate and unrestricted view of music’s most influential artists today, along with original content and the chance to hear their incredible behind-the-evolution stories.
“AUDIENCE Network will be the premier destination for music lovers this year,” said Christopher Long, senior vice president, Original Content and Production, AT&T. “We’re bringing extraordinary concerts and rare musical performances from artists of every genre into your home with the premium viewing experience that AUDIENCE Network is best known for.”
“We strongly believe that storytelling through music has a way to impact our audience, not just for entertainment, but in deeper meaningful ways,” said Bart Peters, vice president, development and production, AT&T. “We feel fortunate to be able to continue and expand upon our long tradition of music programming with this new slate of artists.”
The new slate of music programming will be filmed in ultra high definition 4K and will include artists performing in the following settings: (as described by AT&T)
Exclusive concerts – From large concert events to intimate acoustic performances, get a front row seat to music’s hottest artists.
Ernie Ball presents The Pursuit of Tone – Experience the incredible stories behind the sonic evolution of music’s most influential guitarists and their obsession with the guitars and influences that drive their endless pursuit of tone.
At Guitar Center – Filmed in the famed Vintage Room at the Hollywood Guitar Center on the Sunset Strip, this program captures newer, breakout artists in a unique and intimate format.
Music Documentaries – Feature-length documentaries will give viewers the ultimate access to their favorite artists and provide an in-depth look at their vision and their process.
Inside Tracks – Short form content gives a behind-the-scenes look at unique performance and conversations with fans’ favorite artists.
New music programming premieres Friday nights. Artists currently scheduled include:
Jason Derulo – Jan. 15
Hank Williams Jr. – Jan. 17
Ashley Monroe – Jan. 22
St. Lucia – Jan. 29
Jerrod Niemann – Feb. 5
Michael Ray – Feb. 12
Hunter Hayes – Feb. 19
Kelsea Ballerini – Feb. 26
Peter Frampton – Mar. 4
DIRECTV and U-verse customers can watch the new music programming and the rest of AUDIENCE Network’s critically acclaimed originals on U-verse Channel 1114 and DIRECTV Channel 239. They can also live stream it on the DIRECTV App and U-verse App for smartphones and tablets, directv.com and uverse.com.