remote broadcast of its popular Top 20 Video Countdown in Cincinnati will bring the city invaluable media exposure and spotlight the continuing development of downtown, Over-the-Rhine and other urban neighborhoods. VH1 penetrates 95 million homes, and the effort will generate six hours of positive exposure for Cincinnati on the network
VH1's Top 20 Video Countdown will tape the broadcast from venues such as the newly remodeled Fountain Square, The Ascent at Roebling's Bridge
, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
, the Backstage District, Findlay Market
, Union Terminal
, Camp Washington and Northside, with the initial air date targeted for Saturday, Sept. 13, from 9 to 11 a.m. The two-hour program will repeat Sunday, Sept. 14, and Tuesday, Sept. 16. The taping will occur to allow for a backstage interview with 3 Doors Down at Riverbend Music Center Sept. 6.
The effort to attract the VH1 program was led by the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Film Commission,
Over-the-Rhine-based metaphor studio LLC
and Time Warner Cable
of Southwest Ohio in light of the summer-long success of the 3 Doors Down music video, "It's Not My Time," shot entirely in Cincinnati this past March. "We could not dream of a better media outlet to tell this important story of our city's rebirth," says Kristen Erwin, executive director of the Film Commission.
Writer: David Holthaus
Source: Kristen Erwin, Film Commission