July 20, 2012

BBC Worldwide and MTV Networks Bring Radiohead: The King of Limbs – Live From the Basement to U.S. Audiences

New York, NY BBC Worldwide America, the commercial arm of the BBC, today announced a deal with MTV Networks for a package of first-class music programming. Headlining the deal is the exclusive Radiohead: The King of Limbs – Live From the Basement, an intimate concert with English alternative rock group Radiohead, one of the most successful and critically-acclaimed acts of our time. The program follows the band as they perform their eighth studio album in full, for the first and only time, on music show From the Basement. This special will also feature rare, behind-the-scenes footage providing U.S. music fans an up close look at the band in action.

Along with The King of Limbs, MTV Networks picked up a series of highlights from Glastonbury 2011, the world’s largest outdoor music festival which attracts over 170,000 lively fans. This year, music superstars including U2, Beyoncé, Wu-Tang Clan, Mumford & Sons, Cee-Lo Green, and The Gaslight Anthem together with a number of rising acts graced the revered Glastonbury stage. On July 2nd, MTV Networks for the first time delivered a live satellite broadcast direct from Glastonbury’s Coldplay performance, which aired on both VH1 and Palladia channels.

The music deal also includes the star-studded BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2011 special, featuring powerhouse performances by Lady Gaga, Foo Fighters, The Black Eyed Peas, and Arctic Monkeys.

The deal was brokered by Melissa Green, VP of TV Sales & Co-Productions – Factual, BBC Worldwide Americas.