AEG Network LIVE and American Forces Network Team Up to Broadcast Beyonce, Garth...

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AEG Network LIVE and American Forces Network Team Up to Broadcast Beyonce, Garth Brooks, and Celine Dion to U.S. Troops Worldwide on New Year's Eve

LOS ANGELES--(Business Wire)--AEG Network LIVE, in cooperation with the American Forces Network
and many committed artists, managers and labels across the music
industry, will present a special New Year's Eve block of programming
for the men and women of the Armed Forces serving worldwide. As a show
of gratitude for service members' selfless dedication and bravery,
three concert films featuring Beyonce, Garth Brooks, and Celine Dion
will be broadcast on December 31, 2007 starting at 9:00pm Iraq local
time. Capturing the superstars in recently recorded live performances,
this spectacular entertainment event will send some much-needed
holiday cheer to the troops.

   Participating programs include:

   --  9:00 PM(a) Celine Dion - "A New Day" - The show has closed its
        unprecedented five year run in Las Vegas but her amazing
        performance which premiered in cinemas this December will
        delight the troops again in this special New Year's Special;

   --  11:00 PM(a) Music World Entertainment's "New Year's Salute to
        the Troops" - a special three hour program featuring The
        Beyonce Experience LIVE which premiered in cinemas this
        November, plus special performances by Jay Z, Destiny's Child
        Reunion, Lyfe Jennings, Kelly Rowland, Sunshine Anderson,
        Michelle Williams, T57, Trent Willmon, Billy Joe Shaver and
        James McMurtry;

   --  2:00 AM(a) Garth Brooks - "One Artist, One City, One Time" -
        the spectacular live performance beamed to cinemas across the
        US and Canada this November;

   (a)Local time in Iraq (UTC +3).

   "For our troops who give so much all year round, this is our
chance to thank them the best way we know how, by providing them some
of this year's finest entertainment," said John Rubey, President of
AEG Network LIVE.

   "On behalf of our service members stationed around the world, AFN
would like to thank AEG and all the artists involved for providing
this fantastic seasonal morale-boost," said Larry Marotta, Chief
Television Division, AFN. "Our troops will truly be delighted with
this star-studded entertainment."

   About American Forces Network

   American Forces Network (or AFN) is the brand name used by the
United States Armed Forces Radio and Television Service (AFRTS) for
its entertainment and command internal information networks worldwide.
The AFN is part of the Department of Defense, and is headquartered in
Alexandria, Virginia. The AFRTS mission is to communicate Department
of Defense policies, priorities, programs, goals and initiatives. The
AFRTS vision is to provide multi-channel broadcast quality radio and
television services and expanded internal information products to all
DoD members and their families stationed overseas, on contingency
operations, and onboard Navy ships around the world. AFRTS uses seven
satellites along with digital compression technology to provide
multiple television and stereo audio services to over 1,000 outlets in
more than 175 countries and U.S. territories, and on board U.S. Navy
ships. Its approximate viewership is 1 million. Visit www.myafn.net
for more information.

   About AEG Network LIVE-AEG Live

   AEG Network LIVE is the division of AEG LIVE responsible for
creating, marketing and distributing digital programming on broadband,
cinema, wireless, television, DVD and other platforms worldwide. AEG
Network LIVE has completed successful tour & CD launch campaigns for
AEG Live clients including Bon Jovi, Celine Dion, Rod Stewart &
Prince. Recently AEG Network LIVE worked with Garth Brooks on the
release of a live cinema performance from the Sprint Center in KCMO to
support the new Ultimate Hits CD release, with Celine Dion on the
cinema premier of the A New Day DVD and with Linkin Park on the
release of the Minutes to Midnight CD release which resulted in record
CD and digital download sales.

   AEG Live is the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles based
AEG is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music
performance, touring for a variety of programming and multi-media
production. One of the largest concert promotion and touring companies
in the world, AEG Live is comprised of special event, broadcast and
exhibition divisions, and operates and owns numerous state of the art
venues nationwide. Current AEG Live tours and productions include
Celine Dion 2008 Taking Chances Tour, Bon Jovi 2008 Tour and
"Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs," an international
tour of the artifacts of King Tut. Recent and current promoted concert
tours include Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Prince, Bon Jovi,
Usher, Nickelback, Kenny Chesney, Rod Stewart, and Paul McCartney. AEG
Live also co-produces the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
Goldenvoice, the company's southern California-based regional
promotion division, created and operates the award winning annual
Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. The performances being
distributed live by Garth Brooks & AEG Network LIVE for digital cinema
and other outlets.

Scoop Marketing
Anna Loynes, 213-639-6167
Aloynes@solters.com

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