dick clark productions, the world's largest producer and proprietor of TV events, has named Yahoo the official digital distributor for the 2013 American Music Awards® Experience. To kick-off the partnership, Yahoo will live stream the 41st Annual American Music Awards® nominations press conference on October 10th at 9:15 AM ET, LIVE from B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in New York City, where global music powerhouses Kelly Clarkson and will.i.am will read the names of nominees in all categories.
As the official digital distributor of the American Music Awards® Experience, Yahoo will live stream a three-hour American Music Awards® digital red carpet preshow. Yahoo will also carry a variety of American Music Awards® digital programming, including rehearsal exclusives, interviews with artists, backstage action, and more.
"Yahoo's vast reach and their commitment to inspiring and entertaining their users through personalized experiences, made them the perfect choice as our official digital distributor," said Ariel Elazar, Senior Vice President of Digital at dick clark productions.
"We are thrilled to work with dick clark productions on the American Music Awards® and to bring our audience an incredible music experience they won't find anywhere else," said Richard Cusick, Vice President of Entertainment at Yahoo.
The 41st Annual American Music Awards® nominations will be presented in the genres of Pop/Rock, Alternative Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Adult Contemporary, Contemporary Inspirational, Latin and EDM, as well as in categories for Top Soundtrack, New Artist of the Year, Artist of the Year and the new Single of the Year category.
The American Music Awards® ceremony, will broadcast LIVE from L.A. LIVE's Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday, November 24th from 8:00 – 11:00 PM ET/PT on ABC. The show is produced by dick clark productions and is seen in more than 160 countries around the world.