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September 30, 2011 07:00 ET

Michael Forever Tribute Concert Live to Facebook's 800 Million Fans

Milyoni and Ridgeline Entertainment Bring First-Ever Live GLOBAL Pay-Per-View Concert to Facebook Fans Around the World; Millions of Fans in Over 100 Countries Expected to Tune In to Star-Studded Event

PLEASANTON, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 30, 2011) - Milyoni, the leader in F-commerce, Ridgeline Entertainment, a global multi-platform distributor, producer and broadcaster, and fanetwork, a global social broadcaster, today announced that the Michael Forever Tribute Concert will be the first live Pay-Per-View event available to Facebook's global audience. Using Milyoni's Social Live technology, Michael Forever: The Tribute Concert will broadcast live to Facebook's 800 million worldwide fans from the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. The concert will take place on Saturday, October 8 starting at 10am PT.

Millions of fans from over 100 countries are expected to participate in this worldwide event making it the largest experience of its kind. The concert, honoring MJ, will be hosted by Jamie Foxx and will feature performances from leading recording artists, including Beyoncé, Christina Aguilera, The Black Eyed Peas and Smokey Robinson, among many others.

Using Milyoni's Social Live technology and powered by fanetwork, fans around the world can experience the live concert with friends and family across the globe all within Facebook. Milyoni's technology provides a unique level of social interaction by allowing participants to like, comment, chat and share the live concert experience with fellow fans online, as if they were there together. In addition, viewers can easily purchase related music and event merchandise through a shopping cart application embedded within the Michael Forever: The Tribute Concert page on Facebook.

Fans around the world can watch the star-studded Tribute Concert by using one of two global currencies, Facebook Credits or PayPal. Viewers can RSVP to the concert or purchase access to the live broadcast in advance of October 8 for 40 Facebook Credits ($3.99), or on the day of the event for 50 Facebook Credits ($4.99) at http://apps.facebook.com/mfortribute.

"Hosting a concert on Facebook is instantly a worldwide event," said John Corpus, founder and CEO, Milyoni. "With the incredible venue and the global appeal of these artists, the Michael Forever Tribute promises to be the biggest concert event available on Facebook to date."

"The ability to broadcast concerts into every corner of the globe and connect directly with fans through Facebook is the most significant opportunity that can happen within the entertainment industry today," said Charlie Stuart Gay, president of fanetwork and executive producer of Ridgeline. "We are fortunate that technology can complement the producers and artists to pay tribute in a manner that is as utterly unique as the legend that will forever remain 'The King of Pop.'"

To RSVP or pre-purchase access to Michael Forever: The Tribute Concert to view live on October 8, visit Michael Forever Tribute Concert on Facebook. You can also join the conversation on Twitter via hashtag #4MTribute.

ABOUT MILYONI
Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Milyoni, Inc. is the leader in F-commerce. The company's technology provides entertainment and lifestyle companies with a way to connect and engage with Facebook fans, and turn them into customers. Whether it's watching a live concert, movie or sporting event or shopping your favorite brands, Milyoni enables companies to monetize fans pages through a unique level of engagement and a shared, social experience. Milyoni's services reach over 100 million fans from industry leading customers, including Universal Pictures, Lionsgate, Ridgeline Entertainment, Austin City Limits Live, Turner Broadcasting, University of Oklahoma and The NBA to bring a variety of digital content and physical goods to fans on Facebook. For more information, visit www.milyoni.com.

ABOUT RIDGELINE
Ridgeline Entertainment LLC, is a content producer, distributor, brand-building partner and a global multi-platform broadcaster. Ridgeline provides state-of-the-art entertainment that develops and delivers television and film content in 2D and stereoscopic 3D, distribution services, and global broadcast events to the fast evolving global 3D market. In addition, the Company brings decades of production experience and turn-key solutions for other 2D and 3D producers. Ridgeline was founded by Doug Stanley, a current Emmy Award winner for the hit reality series, "The Deadliest Catch," which he originated with his brother. It is Ridgeline's mission to take ordinary experiences and transform them into extraordinary adventures through innovative technology and media creativity, fueled by a passion to showcase the world in which we all live.

ABOUT fanetwork
Fanetwork is a content broadcaster combining Facebook Artists Network (F.A.N). This London-based company, managed by media investors and entertainment producers, provides investment and distribution to artists and entertainment properties as well as technology partners. This combination, which changes based on needs, is powered by fanetwork to engage fans through an integrated social media platform driven by artist and brand Facebook fan pages, and supplemented by television and mobile partners across the world.

Facebook® is a registered trademark of Facebook Inc.

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