Media Credentialing Announced for LOGO and HRC Foundation Presidential Forum

by HRC Staff

For Immediate Release:
Friday, July 20, 2007

Democratic Presidential Forum on LGBT Issues to Be Held Aug. 9 in Los Angeles

FOR PLANNING PURPOSES - LOGO, a division of Viacom's (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B) MTV Networks, and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation announced today the media credentialing process for the live televised forum with leading 2008 Democratic presidential candidates on issues of importance to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community.
The event will be held on Aug. 9 at 6 p.m. PT / 9 p.m. ET at The Production Group Studios in Los Angeles. The forum will be broadcast live exclusively on LOGO's 24/7 cable television channel and through live streaming video at Further details on the debate will be released at a later date.

Members of the media interested in press credentials for the presidential forum should RSVP to Ashok Sinha, manager of communications and public affairs, LOGO, at: Only credentialed media will be allowed access to enter the venue. Further information regarding press check-in and other logistical information will be sent to credentialed media at a later date.

WHAT: Media Credentialing for Human Rights Campaign Foundation and LOGO Presidential Forum

WHEN: Thursday, Aug. 9, 6 p.m. PT

WHERE: The Production Group Studios, 1330 North Vine St., Hollywood, CA 90028, 323/469-7111

HOW: To be considered for media credentials, please RSVP to Ashok Sinha, manager of communications and public affairs, LOGO, at: Please include the names of individuals requesting credentials and the media organization represented.

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRCF strives to end discrimination against GLBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.

LOGO is the ad-supported television and broadband network for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender viewers, launched by MTV Networks. The network launched June 30, 2005, with more than 1,000 hours of content and has approximately 27 million subscribers across the United States. LOGO provides LGBT audiences with a place where they can see themselves and be themselves through a mix of original and acquired entertainment programming that is authentic, smart and inclusive. LOGO joins Viacom's roster of popular and highly targeted cable networks which includes MTV, Comedy Central, BET and Spike TV.

MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. MTV Networks, with 137 channels worldwide, owns and operates the following television programming services - MTV: MUSIC TELEVISION, MTV2, VH1, mtvU, NICKELODEON, NICK at NITE, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV LAND, SPIKE TV, CMT, NOGGIN/THE N, VH1 CLASSIC, LOGO, MTVN INTERNATIONAL and THE DIGITAL SUITE FROM MTV NETWORKS, a package of 13 digital services, all of these networks trademarks of MTV Networks. MTV Networks connects with its audiences through its robust consumer products businesses and its more than 200 interactive properties worldwide, including online, broadband, wireless and interactive television services and also has licensing agreements, joint ventures, and syndication deals whereby all of its programming services can be seen worldwide.


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