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Culver City, U.S.A. – “From The Basement,” the highly lauded music series, produced for the first time in 3D, will make its U.S. premiere on 3net – the 24/7 3D network from Sony, Discovery and IMAX this July, followed by the 2D premiere on Crackle, Sony Pictures Entertainment’s multiple-platform video entertainment network, in August. In the UK, Sky 3D and Sky Arts HD will air both the 3D and 2D versions of the new season that includes artists such as The Shins, Foster the People and Feist, among others.
Crackle will feature the first two seasons of the music series via the Crackle site as well as on Android handsets and tablets; Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch; as well as ROKU, PS3, Sony Streaming Player, Sony Blu-Ray, Sony Bravia, Google Chrome, and Xbox Gold members.
The show has previously featured exclusive performances from a diverse selection of musicians including Radiohead, Beck, Iggy and the Stooges, PJ Harvey, Jarvis Cocker, The Raconteurs, Fleet Foxes, The White Stripes, Queens of the Stone Age and Sonic Youth.
“‘From The Basement’ is the sort of iconic music series that we believe is a perfect fit for our channel,” said Tom Cosgrove, president and CEO, 3net. “The use of cutting-edge 3D production techniques has created the most intimate music experience ever made possible for television, further heightening the viewer’s sense of being directly alongside great artists and wholly immersed in their performances.”
“We consider ‘From The Basement’ to be the definitive show for music fans, and we couldn’t be prouder to feature past and upcoming seasons of the series to our viewers,” said Eric Berger, executive vice president, Digital Networks, Sony Pictures Television. “Nigel, Dilly and their partners have such an affinity for music and such confidence from the artists they work with, and that symbiosis is apparent in what they’re creating on-screen.”
“From The Basement” is the brainchild of creative talents including multi-Grammy winning record producer Nigel Godrich. Long-time Radiohead producer Godrich launched the series originally in 2007 alongside producers Dilly Gent, James Chads and John Woollcombe. Since then, the show has attracted increasing attention for its breadth of vision coupled with its hugely respectful and empathetic presentation of artists playing at the peak of their power.
Produced by this small group of dedicated individuals, the show has always aimed to focus on definitive live performances from some of the most creative and innovative artists of our time.
Godrich said, “My own personal goal is that in the future some of these performances might be seen as the truest representation of the state of these artists’ work, captured in a way that lets their talents speak – without the interference of presenters or audience.”
Hailed by media as “a new breed of music show” and “music TV at its best,” the series will be comprised of six, hour-long installments that are being filmed in Los Angeles and London.
All music in “From The Basement” is produced by Nigel Godrich. Dilly Gent, James Chads, John Woollcombe and Godrich are series producers. “From The Basement” is produced by FTB3 for 3net in association with Sony Pictures Television Networks and Crackle. Sony Pictures Television is distributing the series internationally, outside of the U.K..
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