Fri, Feb 24, 2012 | 18:58 GMT
Amnesty International’s Secret Policeman’s Ball to be streamed live on Xbox 360
Amnesty International’s Secret Policeman’s Ball is happening Sunday, March 4 and it will be streamed live on Xbox 360. Special guests will include: Fred Armisen, Rashida Jones, Seth Meyers, Andy Samberg, Sarah Silverman, Jason Sudeikis, Kristen Wiig, Noel Fielding, Micky Flanagan, Peter Serafinowicz, Coldplay, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Mumford & Sons, Russell Brand and Reggie Watts.
EPIX will live stream the broadcast, which is a one-night comedy and music festival, via XBox 360, Roku, Epixhd.com.
Throughout the event EPIX will offer a second screen companion application where viewers will be able to learn more about Amnesty International and the historic series of Secret Policeman’s Balls dating back to 1976, connect with their favorite performers and follow the conversation via Facebook and Twitter.
“We are delighted to present this extraordinary lineup of music and comedy talent to our viewers,” said Mark Greenberg, EPIX president and CEO. “EPIX’s all-access, multiplatform availability allows us to bring Amnesty International’s message to a new generation.”
“We are excited to work with EPIX to bring the event to the U.S. and reach a wider audience of younger viewers,” said Andy Hackman, Executive Producer for Amnesty International.
EPIX is a joint venture between Viacom, its Paramount Pictures Unit, Metro-Goldwyn-Myer Studios and Lionsgate which offers a premium multi-channel entertainment service available on television, video-on-demand, Xbox 360, Roku, online and on Android-enabled devices.