Sky1 Presents Madonna And Girls Aloud Live In Stunning High Definition

Sky1 announced an exclusive deal to broadcast Madonna and Girls Aloud’s most recent tours. Madonna: Sticky and Sweet and Girls Aloud: ‘Out Of Control’ Live from the 02 will be broadcast on Sky1 and Sky1 HD in July and August respectively.

Madonna: Sticky and Sweet (1 x 120”) features the iconic star’s greatest hits and songs from her latest studio album, Hard Candy. The controversial, record-breaking tour, recorded at Buenos Aires’ River Plate Stadium in December 2008, features four sections ‘Pimp,’ ‘Old School,’ ‘Gypsy’ and ‘Rave’ and has won universal praise with The Times remarking, “In the premiere league of song-and-dance spectaculars, the queen of pop remains unrivalled and undefeated.” Madonna: Sticky and Sweet was directed by Nathan Rissman (Madonna’s “I Am Because We Are”) and is a Live Nation Production. Julia Stuart, Senior Acquisitions Executive brokered the deal with Heather Wyer at Media Push. The deal also gives Sky1 the rights to a special 15 minute behind-the-scenes film to be broadcast alongside the tour, giving fans an intimate portrait of one of the world’s most enigmatic stars.

Girls Aloud: ‘Out Of Control’ Live from the 02 (1 x 120”) features Britain’s brightest pop starlets on their sell-out UK tour. Recorded in May 2009, the tour comprises a selection of their greatest hits from the last seven years and songs from their latest studio album, Out Of Control. The special was commissioned by Donna Taberer, Commissioning Editor, Entertainment, Sky1, 2 and 3 and is a co-production between Globe and JJ Stereo Productions.  Directed by Paul Caslin and Exec Produced by Ruth Paveley, John Paveley and Shane Murray for JJ Stereo and Iain Funnell for Globe.

Stuart Murphy, Director of Programming, Sky1, 2 and 3, commented: “I wanted to give something special to our customers and what better gift than to spend a fantastic night with two of the world’s biggest music stars, Madonna and Girls Aloud…live in your living room…in high definition. HD will make audiences feel like they’re literally there with them. It’s fantastic, event television that only Sky1 can offer and both shows are sure to set temperatures soaring this summer.”

Fans who subscribe to Sky HD will be able to see Madonna and Girls Aloud up close and personal in glorious high definition for the first time and for viewers with compatible home entertainment systems, hear them in stunning Dolby 5.1 surround sound.

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