Janson Media announced today that it has licensed two music documentaries, Elvis Lives! and The Gospel Music of Johnny Cash to British Sky Broadcasting Ltd of the UK. Both programs are set to air on the Sky Arts Channel.
Through the magic of modern technology, Elvis Presley is reunited with his original TCB band and back-up singers 25 years after his death, for a unique concert special, Elvis Lives! featuring Elvis from selected concerts including Aloha From Hawaii. This one-of-a-kind concert event has ignited a passion for the King in a whole new generation of music lovers.
Rock and country music icon Johnny Cash waged a life-long struggle for salvation, and that odyssey is told in the one-hour special, The Gospel Music of Johnny Cash. Hosted by Dan Rather, personal interviews with family, friends and musical associates are punctuated with rare gospel music performances.
When Sky launched in 1989, the number of television channels in the UK doubled from four to eight. Since that time, the multi-channel universe has expanded to include hundreds of channels, endorsing the company’s belief that viewers would respond to more choice. Even in such a highly dynamic marketplace, Sky’s family of channels continues to set the pace. Whether it is Sky Sports’ commitment to the highest standards in sports broadcasting, Sky News’ reputation for breaking news, the best in entertainment from Sky1, or the unparalleled Sky Arts, Sky maintains a unique position in UK broadcasting.
Established in 1989, Janson Media is an independent content distribution company based in the United States, with a rights portfolio of over 1,500 hours of exclusive programming available for licensing to worldwide television, VOD, DVD/video, non-theatric, and emerging new media markets, and a publisher/ manufacturer of award-winning DVDs. The company has licensed programming to virtually every country in the world, and its clients include most major broadcasters and media companies.