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LG Presents Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga ‘Cheek To Cheek Live!’ Concert In 4KLG Partners with Amazon to Stream World’s First Ultra HD Concert, Delivering Ultimate Clarity and Detail on 4K Ultra HD TVs
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Dec. 9, 2014 - Advancing its leadership status in 4K Ultra High Definition TV, LG Electronics USA today is presenting "Cheek to Cheek LIVE!," the new landmark concert performance by Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, in 4K Ultra HD resolution - four times the resolution of Full HD.
Starting today, this once-in-a-lifetime musical experience will be streamed in Ultra HD by Amazon in partnership with LG Electronics, the Official Ultra HD Sponsor of "Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek LIVE!" The concert was captured this summer in stunning 4K at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theatre in front of a live audience of fans and invited guests.
This unique event, the world's first concert streamed in Ultra HD, cements LG's role as a driving force behind the exploding market for 4K Ultra HD TVs in the United States and around the globe. With LG 4K Ultra HD TVs, consumers have the sharpest, most detailed picture possible - a welcome boost for today's larger displays - and one of the widest selections of models in various screen sizes and prices.
Fans enjoying this concert, which features classic songs from Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga's new album of jazz standards, "Cheek to Cheek," on LG 4K Ultra HD TVs equipped with the intuitive new LG Smart TV+ webOS™ connected TV platform will see such detail that it will feel like they are watching from the front row at Lincoln Center.* To bring the viewing experience full circle for music aficionados, select high-end models in LG's 4K Ultra HD line-up boast a high-performance harmon/kardon-designed audio system.
"We couldn't think of a better way to bring 4K content to the public than by teaming up with a terrific partner like Amazon and such iconic and extraordinary performers as Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga," said Dave VanderWaal, head of marketing for LG Electronics USA. "Literally hundreds of thousands of Americans are purchasing LG Ultra HD TVs this year, and they're clamoring for more native 4K content to enjoy. We hope they enjoy this experience as much as we enjoy bringing it to them."
The LG-sponsored Amazon Ultra HD stream of "Cheek to Cheek LIVE!" is available free of charge to Amazon Instant Video customers with Connected 4K Ultra HD TVs. With the help of the LG Smart TV + webOS™ connected TV platform, optimized for Ultra HD streaming, users will enjoy 4K content along lightning-quick transitions between broadcast TV, streaming services and external devices, with speeds similar to regular channel switching. Consumers can control their Smart TV with the easy-to-use LG Magic Remote, which works with point and click, scroll and voice commands.
LG was the first to introduce 4K Ultra HD TV to the United States. LG's 2014 4K Ultra HD LED line represents one of the most comprehensive in the market. The 2014 models exceed the Consumer Electronic Association's new characteristics for "Connected Ultra HDTVs," and are designed to handle 4K content from streaming services such as Amazon and Netflix.**
The long-awaited collaborative jazz album from Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett, "Cheek To Cheek," was released via Universal Music on Sept. 23. The album and concert represent a unique collaboration between two legendary musical artists spanning the generations to celebrate jazz music. The high-definition version of the concert aired nationwide this fall on "PBS Great Performances."
For behind-the-scenes clips of Bennett and Gaga at "Cheek to Cheek LIVE!" please visit LG's YouTube channel here.
*Wireless Internet connection & certain subscriptions required and sold separately. Agreement to smart TV terms and conditions required to use certain smart features. Content and services vary by product and are subject to change without notice. WebOS does not support Flash.
**4K UHD content delivery standards still being developed.
About LG Electronics, Inc.
LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $53 billion global force and technology leader in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications. In the United States, LG Electronics sells a range of stylish and innovative home entertainment products, mobile phones, home appliances, commercial displays, air conditioning systems and solar energy solutions, all under LG's "Life's Good" marketing theme. LG Electronics is a 2014 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year. For more information, please visit www.lg.com.