Music channels hit right note in Eutelsat awards
Editor | 26-10-2013
Announcing the channels shortlisted for the music prize at its TV Awards, leading satellite Eutelsat believes that each of the three contenders provides a powerful illustration of the power of the genre.
Indeed, and somewhat poetically, in nominating A One Hip-Hop Music Channel, Gospel Music TV and Mezzo Live HD, Eutelsat quotes the philosopher Nietzsche’s belief that "without music, life would be a mistake." It added that music channels have transformed our relationship with performers, musical trends and music culture, creating a platform for independent artists and deepened our exposure to beats and melodies from an endless range of cultures.
A One Hip-Hop Music Channel is Russia's first channel dedicated to youth culture – hip-hop, rap and R'n'B, dance, graffiti and extreme sports. The channel offers content creation through its own projects or with partners. Its flagship programme, You FunBox, covers extreme sports, people and culture and also reporting on key championships and festivals.
Launched in September 2012, Gospel Music TV is a brand new venture by UK-based C-Music Entertainment addresses the music genre in sub-Saharan Africa. The channel started as a 100% gospel music channel with local African content sourced from independent artists and record labels in the region, including Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Ghana, Rwanda, Congo, Tanzania and Uganda.A permanent office and local production hub has also been set up in Kampala, Uganda. Nigerian hip-hop styles blend with the choral traditions of Kenya and tribal influences of Rwanda.
Mezzo Live HD is a 100% full native HD channel, edited by Lagardčre Active in partnership with France Télévisions, offering classical music, opera, ballet and jazz. The channel shows concerts from the likes of the MET in New York, the Scala in Milan, London's Covent Garden and or the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Content includes two live broadcasts a month.