Producers of Festival of Families Announce TIDAL as the Official, Exclusive, Livestreaming Partner for The World Meeting of Families - Philadelphia 2015

NEW YORK, Sept. 21, 2015 /CNW/ -- ESM Productions today announced the global music and entertainment platform, TIDAL, as the official, exclusive, livestreaming partner for the World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015 events, including the Festival of Families hosted by Mark Wahlberg and featuring performances from Aretha Franklin, Andrea Bocelli, Juanes, The Philadelphia Orchestra, and many more. The livestream will be available for viewing for TIDAL members and non-members alike pre-paywall on, and the feed will be sharable and embeddable for anyone who wishes to share it.

"We are delighted to partner with such an innovative and quality-driven company," said Scott Mirkin, President of ESM Productions and Executive Producer of the Festival of Families. "With TIDAL's high fidelity streaming and integration capabilities, which far surpasses all other livestreaming platforms, ESM Productions is very excited to have TIDAL bring the spectacular events of The World Meeting of Families, Festival of Families and the Papal Masses to the world."

Livestream embedding instructions can be found here.

Streaming Event Schedule

Saturday September 26, 2015

Arrival at Philadelphia International Airport  —  09:30 – 10:00
     First appearance of flight, landing, taxi, disembark, greetings,
     departure for downtown
Arrival at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul —  10:00 – 10:15
     Arrival, greetings and spontaneous interaction,
     entrance and initial procession, interaction with attendees
Mass at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul  —  10:30 – 12:30
     Full processional, mass, recessional to chapel
Independence Mall Pre-Show  —  12:30 – 16:00
     Local cultural performances, readings and remarks
Independence Mall Main Program  —  16:00 – 17:00
     Papal parade, blessing of cross, Philly Pops Ensemble,
     Remarks by the Holy Father, motorcade departure
Festival of Families Pre-Show  —  17:00 – 19:00
     Remarks and performances, including Jim Gaffigan, Sister
     Sledge, Matt Maher and Jackie Evancho
Festival of Families Main Program  —  19:00 – 21:30
     Parade on Parkway, Remarks by the Holy Father & Families,
     Appearances and performances including: Andrea Bocelli, Aretha
     Franklin, Juanes, The Fray, Marie Miller, Philadelphia Orchestra,
     Pennsylvania Ballet, Mark Wahlberg, Jim Caviezel + Finale
Festival of Families Main Program Streaming Replay  —  21:30 – 00:00

Sunday September 27, 2015

Performances, Papal Parade & Mass at Eakins Oval  —  16:00 – 18:00
     Choral and spiritual performances (incl. Philadelphia Orchestra),
     Papal parade on Parkway, Open-air Mass by the Holy Father
Departure From Philadelphia International Airport  —  19:30 – 20:00
     Arrival onto tarmac, Red carpet farewells, taxi & departure

About TIDAL 
TIDAL is an innovative platform to experience and discover music from artists around the world, enjoy access to exclusive and curated content, and connect and share with artists. TIDAL is available in more than 45 countries, with a more than 35 million song catalog and nearly 85,000 high quality videos. The service offers high-fidelity, CD sound quality, high quality video, expertly curated content and unique experiences.

About ESM Productions
ESM Productions is a nationally recognized live event, design and media production company in Philadelphia, PA. ESM has been at the helm of some of the highest profile events in the United States. From concept to completion, ESM delivers results on stage, on screen and online. (


For further information: MWW on behalf of TIDAL: Alisa Finkelstein,; Joshua Plant, Susan Blond Group Inc., ESM Productions, 212-333-7728 ext. 102 (office),,

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