I had a very interesting conversation recently with Larry Feinstein, who is preparing to launch a 24/7 bluegrass cable TV channel. The company is called Southern Entertainment Television, and they are actively seeking video which they can air when they go live. Larry is the Marketing Director for the company, which is owned by Harold Brown, who grew up in the southern US surrounded by bluegrass, blues and gospel music. They intend to have three separate networks, one each for those three distinctively American genres.
Larry shared a few details about what they have in mind, and what sort of content they are seeking.
We are looking for commercially released DVD/Videos, which would be aired, all or in part, with viewers encouraged to purchase product through the channel by calling toll free phone number, or visiting the web site (under construction). There is even more interest in locating archival footage of early performers, Bluegrass festival recordings that are sitting in a vault, etc. We are also prepared to compile and produce DVDs for retail distribution, something we already have in place.
We are interested in any and all well produced, quality Bluesgrass performances from all over the world. You have everything to gain and nothing to lose by sending your video for consideration. Please call 347-594-5031 or contact me by email before sending any footage.