SOURCE: Hobnox

October 17, 2007 14:09 ET

"American Landing: Jimi Hendrix Live at Monterey" Debuts Online With Hobnox

Hobnox and Experience Hendrix Partner to Bring Never Before Seen Content to Channel Mi145

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - October 17, 2007) -


NEWS FACTS

Hobnox, an online entertainment and content publishing platform with offices in Boston, Berlin and London, today announced a partnership with Experience Hendrix. The family-owned company formed by the late James "Al" Hendrix, father of the legendary guitarist, is entrusted with preserving and protecting the legacy of Jimi Hendrix. The partnership provides Hobnox's recently launched online music channel, Mi145, with the exclusive broadcast rights to "American Landing: Jimi Hendrix Live at Monterey," an in-depth look at Jimi's historic American debut. The film features a wealth of previously unreleased Hendrix footage, as well as never before seen exclusive interviews with band members Mitch Mitchell and Noel Redding, manager Chas Chandler and Jimi Hendrix himself.

"American Landing" chronicles Jimi's journey from his initial success in Europe to his triumphant return to the U.S., culminating with his incendiary performance at the Monterey Pop Festival. The exclusive broadcast of the documentary premieres this October on Channel Mi145 in the Hobnox HYPERSHOW(SM) format with commentary provided by Henry Rollins. The trailer for the "American Landing" HYPERSHOW can be viewed at www.hobnox.com/jimihendrix.

  • A HYPERSHOW presentation on Mi145 is online video the way it is meant to be viewed -- full-screened, high quality programming. An immersive, interactive experience, the HYPERSHOW features a small icon pulsing to signify additional, relevant content. Clicking on the icon pauses the video to let viewers dig into background information, photos, music, interviews and performances.
  • Through the Experience Hendrix and Hobnox partnership, the "American Landing" HYPERSHOW unveils previously unreleased footage, exclusive to Mi145. Viewers will be able to explore additional, previously unreleased video, audio, graphics and text in order to gain a deeper understanding of Hendrix's influences and his creative process. Additionally, Experience Hendrix and Hobnox are discussing the creation of future HYPERSHOW versions of "American Landing" on Mi145, featuring a bevy of additional content, based on fan feedback and viewer suggestions.
  • Mi145 is an online music channel highlighting the influential artists of yesterday and today and uncovering the emerging artists of tomorrow. Mi145 features live performances, interviews, music videos and original programming showcasing timeless, provocative artists for today's true music fans.

QUOTES

"Jimi was at the cutting edge of music -- pushing the boundaries to create a new era of art and experience. Hobnox shares that same passion and philosophy, but it's their ability to help us reach a new generation of fans with their ground-breaking HYPERSHOW technology that makes this a natural partnership. We're not interested in another memorial; we're looking for the next chapter in Jimi's legacy." - Janie Hendrix, CEO of Experience Hendrix

"We want to challenge the way people consume media, both with the content we produce and the technology we use to present it. We can't think of a better way to kick off Mi145 than with Jimi Hendrix, the patron saint of revolutionary rock music, and we are thrilled to team up with Experience Hendrix to showcase an artist who continues to be extremely relevant and provocative." - Alfred Tolle, CEO of Hobnox


ABOUT HOBNOX

Hobnox is an international online entertainment and content publishing platform dedicated to finding, celebrating and broadcasting media from the fringes, and outside the framework of traditional entertainment. A collaborative community built by artists for artists, Hobnox creates original programming and delivers it in a high quality, full screen video environment. U.S. Headquarters are in Boston, Hobnox has additional offices in Cologne, Munich, Berlin and London. Visit us at www.hobnox.com.

Mi145 is an online music channel uncovering the emerging artists of tomorrow showcasing provocative artists of yesterday, and highlighting influential artists of today. Mi145 features an eclectic mix of music programming including live performances, interviews, music videos and original Mi145 programming for today's adventurous music fans.

Contact Information

  • Contact Information:
    Elizabeth Rizzo
    SHIFT Communications
    (617) 779-1845