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Z100's Jingle Ball to be Televised Exclusively on Fuse Sunday, December 18th at 7pm ET for the Second Consecutive Year

11/08/2011

NEW YORK, Nov. 8, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fuse, the national music television network of The Madison Square Garden Company, and MSG Entertainment announced that Z100's Jingle Ball 2011, the star-studded annual holiday concert from Z100, New York's Hit Music Station, will air on Fuse Sunday, December 18th at 7pm ET, for the second consecutive year. Z100's Jingle Ball will take place on Friday, December 9th at Madison Square Garden and will include performances from Lady Gaga, Kelly Clarkson, Demi Lovato, David Guetta, Foster the People and more. " Fuse Presents: Z100's Jingle Ball 2011 Live From Madison Square Garden" presented by Coca-Cola will capture many of the great performances and exciting moments from the annual holiday concert and air in HD.

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"Z100's Jingle Ball has long been considered the concert of the year. The holiday concert exudes high energy, excitement and pure passion for music like no-other event," said Darren Pfeffer, Vice President of Music & Entertainment Marketing of Clear Channel Radio and Executive Producer of Z100's Jingle Ball. "For a second year in a row, Z100 is proud to partner with Fuse and Coca-Cola to bring this amazing concert beyond the iconic Madison Square Garden and into the homes of Z100 fans, listeners and a national television audience."   

The "Fuse Presents" concert series airs concerts from legendary venues on Fuse. Some of the biggest names in music have taken the stage for the "Fuse Presents" series, including Drake, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Linkin Park, Elton John and Leon Russell, Maroon 5, JAY-Z, John Mayer, Kanye West, and Fall Out Boy.

"Z100's Jingle Ball has shared the biggest and brightest artists with audiences at Madison Square Garden since the first show in 1996," said Mike Bair, President, MSG Media. "We are thrilled that as part of the Garden family, Fuse can capture and share with music lovers the best performances from the world's most famous arena for the second year in a row."

Coca-Cola is the presenting sponsor of the "Fuse Presents" concert series, in addition to hosting Z100 & Coca-Cola's All Access Lounge, the official pre-event for Jingle Ball. The free event will include performances by Z100 artists, autograph sessions, and meet and greets with fan favorites as well as interactive displays from some of today's hottest brands and products. The event takes place Friday, December 9th from 12-6pm at Hammerstein Ballroom, 311 W 34th St, New York, NY. 

The unique relationship between Fuse, MSG Entertainment and Coca-Cola offers fans distinct multi-platform access to Z100's Jingle Ball. Fuse and MSGE provide a one-of-a-kind experience to artists and partners — with access to legendary venues and national television exposure, along with combined marketing power to garner attention from an expansive network of music lovers.

"Z100's Jingle Ball is a holiday tradition at The Garden, and always one of the hottest concerts of the year," said Melissa Ormond, president, MSG Entertainment.  "Airing the concert across the country on Fuse will be a magical TV moment for the fans who may not get to New York to see the show live."

Before the night's highly anticipated concert, Fuse will bring viewers exclusive interviews and behind the scenes coverage from Z100's Jingle Ball 2011 presented by Aeropostale.

For more information on the show, go to http://fuse.tv/ontv/shows/jingle-ball-2011/

About Z100:

Owned and operated by Clear Channel Communications, Inc., WHTZ-FM/Z100 "New York's Hit Music Station" with more than 4.8 million listeners per week.   Additional information on the station including upcoming events and on-air personalities is available online at www.Z100.com.

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About Fuse:

Fuse, the national television network dedicated exclusively to music, brings viewers closer to their favorite artists and bands by featuring original series and specials, exclusive interviews, live concerts and video blocks — all rooted in the music experience.  Celebrating the hit makers of today, familiar favorites and edgy newcomers, Fuse accommodates the wide ranging tastes and attitudes of its 18-34 year-old audience with compelling music programming on-air, on-line, on-demand, in HD and via mobile technologies. Fuse is a part of MSG Media, which includes television networks MSG, MSG Plus, MSG HD and MSG Plus HD, as well as MSG Interactive, which oversees all company wireless and online initiatives.  MSG Media is a division of The Madison Square Garden Company (Nasdaq:MSG), along with MSG Sports and MSG Entertainment. MSG Sports includes the New York Knicks (NBA); the New York Rangers (NHL); the New York Liberty (WNBA); the Connecticut Whale (American Hockey League); and MSG Entertainment includes concerts and events at Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden, the Theater at Madison Square Garden, the Wang Theatre in Boston, the Beacon Theatre, as well as the legendary Chicago Theatre, and which manages wholly-owned live entertainment properties including the Radio City Rockettes and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.  Additional information about Fuse can be found at www.fuse.tv.

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About MSG Entertainment

MSG Entertainment (MSGE), the live entertainment arm of Madison Square Garden, Inc. (Nasdaq:MSG), is a worldwide entertainment company recognized for its signature combination of event production and entertainment marketing. In addition to the nearly 900 entertainment concerts and events that take place each year at Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden, The Theater at Madison Square Garden, The Beacon Theatre and The Chicago Theatre, MSGE has an exclusive co-booking agreement with Boston'sCiti Performing Arts Center/ Wang Theatre. MSG Entertainment's live events include the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, which includes the national arena tour and the theatrical tour and has played to more than 69 million in 63 different cities across North America. Additionally, MSGE has an ongoing relationship with Cirque du Soleil to create new content and productions for its venues. Wintuk, which premiered in 2007, was built exclusively for The Theater at Madison Square Garden and will return again this holiday season. More than five million people attend MSG Entertainment branded events annually including concerts, special events, and family attractions.

About The Coca-Cola Company

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) is the world's largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands. Along with Coca-Cola®, recognized as the world's most valuable brand, the Company's portfolio includes 12 other billion dollar brands, including Diet Coke®, Fanta®, Sprite®, Coca-Cola Zero®, vitaminwater, Powerade®, Minute Maid®, Simply® and Georgia® Coffee. Globally, we are the No. 1 provider of sparkling beverages, juices and juice drinks and ready-to-drink teas and coffees. Through the world's largest beverage distribution system, consumers in more than 200 countries enjoy the Company's beverages at a rate of 1.6 billion servings a day. With an enduring commitment to building sustainable communities, our Company is focused on initiatives that protect the environment, conserve resources and enhance the economic development of the communities where we operate. For more information about our Company, please visit our website at www.thecoca-colacompany.com.

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CONTACT: PRESS CONTACTS:



         For Z100's Jingle Ball

         Christina Stejskal:

         Christina_Stejskal@dkcnews.com / 212-981-5135



         For Fuse

         Lauren Melone:

         lmelone@fuse.tv / 212-324-3401



         For MSG EntertainmentMikyl Cordova:

         mikyl.cordova@thegarden.com / 212-631-4337

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