AUX music television debuts October 1 on Rogers Cable with 24 series devoted to music and music culture
"AUX is a visual counterpart to Canada's exploding music culture," said Raja Khanna, Co-CEO GlassBOX Television and Founder and President of AUX. "We're capturing the amazing energy that you can feel and see in venues across the country and we're bringing it all to a TV channel created specifically for music fans."
HARD, AUX Weekly, Talk Show Night at Juicebox Manor, AUX Chart, and AUX Live are the new original titles coming to AUX. Imports include the renowned artist showcase series, Later... with Jools Holland, and the world television premiere of Soft Focus, produced by VBS.tv. New add, Classic Albums, complements AUX's programming assets alongside acclaimed music docs, specials, and films.
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"We've produced and culled the finest shows that are focused on nothing but great music," said
Full-length music videos from groundbreaking artists are slated to play in packs of video flow and during themed music video blocks spanning rock, hip hop, and dance genres. Other AUX original series include MasterTracks, Band Foto, ExploreMusic with
Viewers can visit www.aux.tv on
Select AUX properties are currently available on mobile through Rogers Wireless and Bell Mobility. A weekly two-hour AUX program pack airs Mondays at
AUX music television debuts on Rogers Digital VIP, a service enjoyed by the majority of Rogers Digital Cable subscribers. It is available at no extra cost to Digital VIP subscribers, with placement on the same tier as some of Canada's most popular digital specialty channels.
GlassBOX Television received CRTC approval for a category 2 specialty television license for AUX this past March.
AUX (www.aux.tv) is the face of thriving music culture. It's an interactive, multi-platform channel dedicated to musical groundbreakers in
GlassBOX Television Inc. (www.glassbox.tv) operates cross-platform broadcast and VOD channels that engage audiences across the globe with targeted, multiple content streams. GlassBOX's first channel BITE TV (www.bite.ca) has led the way in defining a new generation of multi-platform interactive television services. Winner of the coveted International Interactive Emmy Award for Best Interactive Channel, BITE TV is now available on cable, satellite, IPTV and mobile carriers. Newly launched AUX, is Canada's first and only interactive, cross-platform channel dedicated to emerging music (www.aux.tv).
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ADDENDUM: AUX PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS - SEPTEMBER 2009 NEW AUX ORIGINAL SERIES ----------------------- HARD New AUX Original Series Premieres Wednesday, October 14 at 10 p.m. ET (30 min.)
There's no place for earplugs on this show as AUX thrashes its way through the world of hardcore music. Each weekly edition shocks the system with an explosion of the best metal, alt, punk, and screamo acts on the planet. Every instalment is comprised of three doc-style band profiles and a featured music video. Artists and music video directors provide exclusive insight into the method behind their madness. DevilDriver, Poison The Well, Gwar, and Sweden's In Flames are just some of the shredders slated for HARD this season.
AUX Weekly New AUX Original Series Premieres Saturday, October 3 at 8 p.m. ET (60 min.)
It's a one-stop weekly shot of all the most important happenings in the world of music. AUX Hosts
Talk Show Night at Juicebox Manor New AUX Original Series Premieres Tuesday, October 6 at 11 p.m. ET (30 min.)
Things get wonderfully weird when
AUX Chart New AUX Original Series Premieres Tuesday, October 6 at 9:30 p.m. ET (30 min.) Each edition breaks down the Top 10 music videos of the week from defining artists at the forefront of thriving music culture. AUX Live New AUX Original Series Premieres Sunday, October 4 at 11 p.m. ET (60 min.)
This is stripped-down raw concert footage at its best. Acts like Thunderheist, The Stills, and Still Life Still are captured performing live and thrilling fans. Each edition encapsulates the essence of the featured artist's live show. Recorded live to tape at clubs and concert halls across
AUX Interactive Video Flow
The best full-length music videos culled from the cutting edge including dance, rock, and hip hop. Viewers comment in real time via text during each robust block of video flow.
NEW AUX EXCLUSIVE SERIES ------------------------ Soft Focus WORLD TELEVISION PREMIERE New AUX Exclusive Series Premieres Tuesday, October 6 at 11:30 p.m. ET (30 min.)
Helmed by accomplished musician and author, Ian Svenonius, each episode features one interview with one artist. Shot at the Guggenheim in New York and the ICA in
NEW AUX SERIES & FILMS ---------------------- Classic Albums New AUX Series Premieres Monday, October 5 at 9 p.m. ET (60 min.)
From U2's The Joshua Tree to Sex Pistols' Never Mind the Bollocks this series delves deep into the making of the world's most impactful rock and pop albums of all time. Every hour-long edition features exclusive in-studio interviews with the legendary performers and industry veterans behind each musical masterpiece.
AUX Box Office Premieres Saturday, October 3 at 9 p.m. ET (2 hrs) Airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET (2 hrs) Top music-fuelled films turn couch time into party time featuring cult classics and other contemporary favourites. AUX Docs Premieres Sunday, October 4 at 9 p.m. ET (2 hrs) A compilation of acclaimed and award-winning documentaries focusing on the musicians and music scenes that matter. Later... with Jools Holland New AUX Exclusive Series Premieres Monday, October 5 at 10:30 p.m. ET (30 min.)
U.K. music legend Jools Holland hosts this intimate artist performance showcase series. Each episode features musical groundbreakers - rising and established - coming together in the same studio to perform separately and as a collective. Holland interviews the acts between performances to glean the meaning behind their music. Between four and six different artists belt out their best in every edition including Franz Ferdinand, The Who, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Taj Mahal,
OTHER AUX ORIGINAL SERIES ------------------------- MasterTracks AUX Original Series Airs Mondays at 10 p.m. ET beginning October 5 (30 min.)
One band. One day. One Master Track. Series executive producer
Band Foto AUX Original Series Airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET beginning October 6 (30 min.)
Go behind the scenes as Band Foto host and pro photographer
ExploreMusic with Alan Cross AUX Original Series Airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET beginning October 7 (30 min.)
One of Canada's foremost authorities on everything music,
Volume New AUX Original Series Airs Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m. ET beginning October 7 (30 min.)
Volume blows the music scene wide open. From
Cypher AUX Original Series Airs Fridays at 10 p.m. ET beginning October 2 (30 min.)
It's all about hip hop when emcee I.E. gives fans a flava for the underground scene and beyond. Each half hour highlights a mix of elements shaping hip hop culture, including special aspects like fashion designers and those who use hip hop to foster change in their communities. Backstage interviews, live concert footage, and exclusive freestyle cyphers are captured in their rawest form. This season includes features on emcees like K'naan, Shad, and KRS-ONE along with stories on DJ Premiere, Kid Glyde, beatboxer Scratch Cat, and graffiti artists Elicser and EGR.
Strange Notes AUX Original Series Airs Wednesdays at 10:30 p.m. ET beginning October 14 (30 min.)
Camera Music AUX Original Series Airs Mondays at 11:30 p.m. ET beginning October 5 (30 min.)
Raw. Honest. Intimate. This is music for your eyes. Featuring Sarah Slean,
Alt.Sessions AUX Original Series Airs as part of AUX Live on Oct 4, Oct 11, Oct 18 at 11 p.m. ET (60 min.) As as part of MixTape after October 7 DATE/TIME TBA.
Each 30-minute episode features two different artists performing alternative versions of select original tracks that they've reworked especially for this series. Adding to the ALT-ness are the unique and meaningful settings in which performances take place - including The Arkells at Hamilton's
MixTape Airs Wednesdays at 11 p.m. ET beginning October 7 (60 min.) It's a marquee destination on AUX where collections of segments and short films air back to back to satisfy viewers' late-night music cravings. City Sonic Short Films Airing as part of MixTape on AUX A collection of short films about extraordinary Canadian artists - including Geddy Lee, Divine Brown, and Serena Ryder - and their connection to places where their musical lives were transformed. The films were directed by some of Canada's most innovative and award-winning filmmakers. They are interspersed throughout AUX's short-form programming blocks. XLR8TR Airing as part of MixTape on AUX This international artist profile series brings viewers trailblazing musicians from around the world. From electro hip hoppers to art disco divas to dance rockers, each episode features a variety of musicians making waves in their respective genres. Secret Sessions @ T.A.R.A. AUX Original Series Airing as part of MixTape on AUX There's nothing artificial here when rising Canadian indie artists including The Junction, Gravity Wave, The Most Serene Republic, and Michou perform original tracks at The Audio Recording Academy of Toronto. Exclaim! TV's Garageland Airing as part of MixTape on AUX Host Sam Sutherland captures interviews, stupid stuff, and good jams with assorted characters from the rock 'n' roll universe. R3TV Airing as part of MixTape on AUX This is CBC Radio 3 in colour and moving. The series features a compilation music reports and band interviews, including one-on-ones with X3 Artist of the Month feature acts. Spookey Ruben's Dizzy Playground Airing as part of MixTape on AUX Take a wild ride through the warped world of Spookey Ruben's Dizzy Playground where each sketch comedy segment pushes to the extremes of the weirdness barometer. Each episodes features a different guest celebrity including appearances by Brendan Canning of Broken Social Scene and Melissa Auf der Maur of Hole and The Smashing Pumpkins. The Rhyming Chef GlassBOX Original Series Airing as part of MixTape on AUX AUX/BiteTV Host Philman George (a.k.a. I.E. and The Rhyming Chef) is an accomplished chef who fuses his passions for cooking and hip hop on this BiteTV original production. Every edition features Phil creating a new culinary concoction while he details the recipes through rhymes. Closer Airing as part of MixTape on AUX
AUX brings viewers Closer to their favourite bands in this artist spotlight series that profiles every X3 Artist of the Month including Thunderheist, Rural Alberta Advantage, Apostle of Hustle, Malajube, and K'naan.For further information: Graham Machacek, Acting Manager of Communications & Media Relations, GlassBOX Television, firstname.lastname@example.org, (416) 575-2899