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05.09.08 - PANGEA DAY TO BE BROADCAST FOR TV IN 150 COUNTRIES, PLUS GLOBAL LIVE WEBCAST, AND ON MOBILE PHONES
LOS ANGELES, CA – May 9, 2008 – PANGEA DAY, a global day of film, speakers, and music watched simultaneously around the world will take place this Saturday, May 10, 2008.
Millions of people all over the world will come together this Saturday at 18:00 GMT to watch a 4-hour program of short films, coupled with talks from CNN's Christiane Amanpour, Queen Noor of Jordan, child soldier Ishmael Beah, and many more. The program will be hosted by Lisa Ling, Current TV's Max and Jason, and June Arunga. Pangea Day will also include live music, including performances by The Eurythmics' Dave Stewart, Gilberto Gil, Rokia Traore, Mohamed Mounir and Iranian rock band Hypernova.
Pangea Day will be broadcast live from six cities, Los Angeles, London, Kigali, Rio de Janeiro, Cairo, and Mumbai.
L.A. Attendees include Lawrence Bender, Cameron Diaz, Goldie Hawn, Meg Ryan, Jeff Skoll, and many more.
Broadcasters worldwide will carry the Pangea Day program live, subtitled in seven languages: Arabic, English, French, German, Hindi, Portuguese, Spanish, and through multiple forms of media.
• Worldwide: CNN International (highlights only)
• Africa: Rwanda TV, Tanzania Broadcasting Corporation, Star World, Magic World (M-Net)
• Asia: Star World, Metro TV, DigiTurk IZ TV, MediaCorp Singapore
• Australia/Oceania: NZTV - TVNZ 6
• Europe: Canal+ / Planete, DigiTurk IZ TV, Sky Movies Indie Channel, LTV2, Current TV, YKS Italy
• Middle East: Star World
• North America: KW Networks, V-Me, OnceTV, Citytv Canada, Current TV
• South America: MGM Networks Latin America, Multishow (Globosat), City TV Colombia
MSN International will stream the live 4-hour program in 23 of its markets: Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Arabia, Australia, Canada, UK, Indonesia, Ireland, India, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Latin America, Mexico, Belgium, Switzerland, France, and Brazil. MSN is a world leader in delivering web services to consumers and will be the exclusive online live streaming partner. The live webcast will also be streamed on PangeaDay.org.
The program will also be available on video-enabled mobile phones (point mobile phone to mobile.pangeaday.org)
Thousands registered Friends of Pangea Day watch parties being planned in over 100 countries. To attend a local event, visit http://www.pangeaday.org/attend_map.php.
Pangea Day, with support from Nokia, is encouraging people around the world to share their photos and videos on ovi.com/pangeaday for inclusion in the broadcast.
The program will feature 24 short films selected from an international competition that generated more than 2,500 submissions from 105 countries. Films were chosen based on their ability to inspire, transform and allow us to see the world through another person's eyes.
UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, collaborated with Pangea Day to distribute Nokia video-enabled mobile phones to refugees in Afghanistan, Chad, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ecuador, Eritrea, India, Iran, Kenya, Malaysia, Serbia, Sweden, Switzerland, Sudan and the United States.
The Pangea Day program will also include the five winning films from 2008 Nokia Mobile Filmmaking Awards.
05.08.08 - Zazzle joins forces with Pangea Day
Zazzle (http://www.zazzle.com) has announced a strategic partnership with Pangea Day (www.PangeaDay.com), a global event bringing the world together through film. Through the partnership, Pangea Day has launched an official merchandise gallery at Zazzle, www.zazzle.com/pangeaday, offering branded and customizable merchandise including tote bags, posters, magnets, hats, stickers, buttons, postcards and real U.S. postage, in support of this historical global event.Read Full Press Release