AXS TV will set up in New Orleans during Jazz Fest, broadcasting nightly beginning April 26 and offering live performances and event coverage on the festival’s second weekend, May 3-5. It is the first time in its 43 years that the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has been televised.
AXS will broadcast live segments in its nightly program “AXSLive” from April 26 through May 2 and then offer continuous live festival, concert and event coverage through the weekend.
For AXS TV, the 8-month-old network owned by Mark Cuban, AEG, Ryan Seacrest Media and CAA, the Jazz Festival arrangement is the first of its kind. Cuban, the AXS TV chairman and founder, says the goal of covering the festival is to reach as broad an audience as possible.