Qwest TV, Quincy Jones’ video-on-demand service featuring jazz, funk, soul and world music, is announcing a worldwide press conference to be held virtually on November 3.
The event will showcase Qwest TV milestones during the first three years of its founding, including the newly launched linear channels spanning contemporary genres, and provide extensive information on Qwest TV original productions, the latest one featuring Ibrahim Maalouf to be released on November 5.
Three years after the success of their Kickstarter campaign, Quincy Jones and Reza Ackbaraly are expanding their SVOD platform “Qwest TV by Quincy Jones” with the launch of three new linear channels, offering even greater access to the best of global music:
Qwest TV Jazz & Beyond (jazz, soul, funk, world)
Qwest TV Classical (opera, dance, classical music)
Qwest TV Mix (hip hop, electronic, indie rock, and more)
Since September 2020, Qwest TV’s three new channels have been accessible for free on Samsung TV Plus, to all their 20 million users.
Available in 5 languages in a total of 7 European countries – Germany, Austria, Switzerland, UK, France, Italy and Spain – the channels offer a catalog of carefully curated concerts and documentaries, with quality and artistic excellence at the heart of the selection.
This first significant partnership paved the way for other important collaborations, and as of October 23 the channels will be accessible to 80 million Huawei smartphone users across the same European territories as well as in Scandinavia and South Africa.
Whatever your cultural background or knowledge level, Qwest TV aims to deconstruct genre boundaries in order to promote the appreciation of the great music that surrounds us, despite the lack of attention traditional media might give it.
This approach echoes the “Qwest TV Edu” initiative, an educational program launched in June 2020 in partnership with 700 universities. Diversity and the democratization of access to culture – this is what runs through Qwest TV’s DNA, in alignment with the vision of its two co-founders.
Good music returns to TV – it has long been absent from free and linear channels, to the great displeasure of musicians and the public.
Interviews, documentaries, concerts from some of the most prestigious festivals in the world and unique musical spectacles (Quincy Jones’ 85th Birthday Celebration at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 2018, Beethoven’s 9 symphonies conducted by Daniel Barenboim at the Berlin Philharmonic for the great composer’s 250th birthday, Carl Cox’s DJ set at Awakenings Festival in 2018) … Qwest TV is constantly producing rare and exclusive content, and the catalog now extends to more than 1300 programs.
A series of original productions focused on the leading lights in French music culture is also ongoing. The first episode of this series, “Ibrahim Maalouf at the Nîmes Arena,” will premiere on Qwest TV Jazz & Beyond and will be available on the Qwest TV platform on November 5, chiming with the release of the trumpeter’s new album.
We would hereby like to invite you to attend a worldwide virtual press conference on November 3, so that Reza Ackbaraly and his team can tell you more about this exciting new adventure.
“Please RSVP for the press conference here.”