MTV Asia, a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), today announced the spectacular splash back of MTV World Stage Live in Malaysia at Sunway Resort City. The much-anticipated outdoor music concert that is recorded live for global telecast marks its fifth year on Sunday, 8 September 2013, with international acts from Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S., Robin Thicke and Far East Movement who are set to ignite this year’s MTV World Stage with Malaysia’s own and one of Asia’s leading hip hop stars, Joe Flizzow.
The award-winning and multi-platinum artist, Robin Thicke, and Far East Movement are no strangers in Asia as they continue to be hot favourites in the region. Malaysia fans will also be pleased to hear the show will continue with Sunway Resort City as the event venue for three years starting 2013, in an announcement made at a signing ceremony between Viacom International Media Networks and Malaysia’s Sunway Group yesterday. MTV VJs Alan and Hanli will be hosting this year’s concert.
MTV World Stage Live in Malaysia 2013, to stage in front of a live audience of about 15,000 fans, is sponsored by Sunway Group, Xpax and Suzuki, and supported by broadcast partner, Astro. Local radio partners are hitz.fm, ERA fm, MY FM and MIX fm.
SMTV World Stage is a global series that bring multi-genre talents with global relevance, telecast to an audience in over 550 million households. Recorded ‘live’ at the most exclusive gigs, world renowned music festivals and unique concert locations from around the world, the series is the ‘front row seat’ for music lovers to experience the biggest artists on the globe without leaving the comfort of their sofas. MTV World Stage Live in Malaysia is part of this platform that delivers the MTV brand experience not only on the ground with MTV fans in Malaysia, but with a global airing in 154 countries across MTV Networks. The Malaysia show is also MTV’s first originally-produced MTV World Stage event globally, which started in 2009.
MTV World Stage Live In Malaysia 2012 smashed all attendance records as over 18,000 people flocked to see global superstar Justin Bieber, K-pop sensations Jay Park and Kara, and one of Malaysia’s top artists, Mizz Nina perform live for fans, celebrities, dignitaries and VIPs in attendance.