Archive TV footage of legendary rock artists such as Led Zeppelin, The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix is to be rescued from obselete Super8 and Betamax formats and cleaned up in a new deal between Rockworld.TV and the Infernal Machine music archive.
The Infernal Machine archive boasts unique footage including Beatles appearances on 60s German show Beat Club and Hendrix’s two appearances on the Ed Sullivan show.
Aerosmith, The Who and The Grateful Dead also feature in the dense archive collection that Rockworld.TV now have access to the contents of.
The obselete formats will be transfered, remastered and collated into a new Classic Rock series of programming for broadcast on Rockworld.TV set to be ready later this year.
Pete Hadfield, co-founder and Joint CEO of Carnaby Media who own Rockworld.TV has said: “We are getting access to some of the most exciting music footage in existence, a great deal of which has rarely if ever been seen before, which make our broadcast offering even stronger than it is already.”
More information about what archive footage will be treated will be available in due course, check back to www.uncut.co.uk for more information as we get it.
Rockworld.TV currently broadcasts on Sky Channel 368 and online at www.rockworld.TV
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