MTV to Launch New Concert Series

MTV: Music Television will add a new concert series to its lineup of music
videos and reality series with the Jan. 14 premiere of mtvJammed.

The series will feature 'surprise' concert performances from secret
locations, as well as the behind-the-scenes efforts of the producers and bands
to set up the event.

The initial show will feature rock group No Doubt, with subsequent shows to
include Foo Fighters, Nelly, Blink-182 and Green Day.

The original pilot special of mtvJammed featured Sum 41 surprising
fans in Boston and first aired on MTV in October.

'At MTV, we are focused on creating a connection between our audience and the
music they love,' MTV and MTV2 programming president Brian Graden said in a
prepared statement.

Graden added, 'mtvJammed is a perfect example of how MTV is offering
our audience a multilayered view of their favorite bands and artists, with a
renegade style.'

R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.