SOURCE: FilmOn

September 19, 2014 13:45 ET

Peace One Day With Akon Charity Broadcast on FilmOn Network's ETV.com

The New Digital TV Platform Is the Only Way to Watch This Historic Concert in the Congo and Give Back Instantly

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - September 19, 2014) - Hip Hop megastar Akon will headline the historic Peace One Day concert at the international airport at Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo on September 21 and people will be able to watch worldwide via FilmOn Networks' new ETV.com platform. The broadcast will be provided to audiences for free and viewers will be able to donate to Peace One Day instantly through ETV.com's innovative instant "tip" function.

"This easy way to donate is a big part of why I built ETV," says Greek billionaire Alki David, CEO of FIlmOn Networks. "We're developing culture of openness, respect and giving -- in contrast to existing corporate pay-per-view systems."

The concert is the brainchild of Jeremy Gilley, the British actor, who is working with the United Nations, Unicef and other organizations to designate Peace One Day as a universal cease fire day -- a global respite from all conflict. Peace One Day has in past years been effective in Afghanistan -- where even the Taliban agreed to participate. This year Peace One Day is focusing on the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Great Lakes region of Africa.

The event on Sunday will draw 50,000 people to Goma Airport and, in addition to 5 time Grammy nominee Akon, the concert will feature an appearance by major supporter Jude Law, and African musicians Lexxus LegalDety DarbaSango'aMzee Mbukulu and host, Ayden. The concert will broadcast free live via FilmOn Network's new platform ETV.com at noon in the UK, and at 7am Eastern Daylight Time in the U.S. All tips will go to Peace One Day. Sign up to watch at etv.com/akon.

ETV.com is a new platform that lets anyone get their online event out to the world and monetize it -- without any special software or equipment, just a laptop and a webcam. Artists and creatives can produce their event, sell tickets and merchandise, and interact with fans with ease. The user keeps 80% of the viewer fees and 100% of the tips. On Sept. 19 the first ETV.com live presentation will broadcast behind the scenes at the BET Hip Hop Awards parties in Atlanta.

"Peace One Day is one of the most inspiring projects in the world today, and Akon -- who has true global creditability -- is the best possible artist to celebrate this cause," says David. "And it's exactly why I created ETV -- to bring people around the world together, leveraging FilmOn Network's 40 million monthly users, interacting with the artists they love and raising money for both creative and charitable projects that make a difference."

Sign up to watch the Peace One Day Celebration 2014 live for free here.

Find out more about ETV.com here.

For more information or to arrange and interview with Alki David, contact: Jeff Stevens at press@handtooledmedia.com

About FilmOn TV Networks:

Founded by Greek billionaire and media entrepreneur, Alki David, FilmOn is the world's number one free TV service and number one live TV app with 40 million downloads. FilmOn offers over 600 live TV channels including original programming, 600 video and audio podcasts from premium brands as well as over 45,000 video on demand titles at FilmOn.com. Its Battlecam.com is a pioneer in social television and the new offering etv.com gives users the ability to monetize their own pay-per-view events for the first time. Last month the site's 60 million users generated 1.2 billion video streams. The service is available globally via computers, smartphones, tablets as well as the FilmOn App for iOS 7, Android, Windows 8 and IP-enabled set-top boxes and devices. With offices in Beverly Hills and London and data-centers in Los Angeles, London, and Geneva, FilmOn curates the best of free televised entertainment from around the globe. FilmOn TV is also an Independent TV Broadcaster with stations in the UK (Sky Channel 292 and Freesat channel 410 and throughout the US. For more information please visit FilmOn.com and connect with us on Twitter and Facebook.

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