Saturday, August 04, 2007


Black Music America Digital Channel (BMA Digital) today announced the start of its "BMA Digital Channel Cool Sounds Long Beach Jazz Festival Sweepstakes." The sweepstakes launched Tuesday, July 31, 2007 at 12:00 a.m. PT. Three (3) southern California area Charter Digital Cable(R) subscriber's online sweepstakes entries will be selected randomly to receive one pair of VIP tickets for one day at the 20th Annual Long Beach Jazz Festival scheduled for August 10-12, 2007. Charter is the first cable system to launch BMA Digital (channel 946) in the Los Angeles area. BMA Digital is a co-presenting sponsor of the Long Beach Jazz Festival Pavilion. Sweepstakes entries are available online at

In addition to the VIP ticket giveaway, one Charter Digital Cable(R) subscriber online or festival attendee entry will be randomly selected to win a grand prize package of a trip for two to Mall of America. Located in Bloomington, Minnesota, Mall of America is the largest fully enclosed retail and entertainment complex in the United States. Winner will receive roundtrip airfare, hotel accommodations and a $100 gift certificate. The grand prizewinner will be drawn from all entries received by August 30 at 11:59 p.m. and posted online August 31, 2007 at

"We are committed to presenting fun, interactive promotional opportunities for Charter SoCal digital subscribers and community residents," said Pete Rhodes, co-founder and CEO, BMA Digital.

As part of its sponsorship, BMA Digital will host live performances from the Pavilion stage headlined by Minneapolis based jazz ensemble Joto. Featuring members of the hit-making R&B group Mint Condition, Joto is scheduled for multiple performances on Saturday, August 11. For more information on BMA Digital or the 20th Annual Long Beach Jazz Festival visit or log onto

Black Music America Digital Channel is the leading interactive urban music service, reaching households through digital cable. Branded as BMA Digital, Black Music America delivers multimedia content encompassing video, audio and enhanced graphics to more than 1 million consumers of African American arts and culture. With its headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Black Music America was founded in 1984 as CBLS (Cities(TM) Best Looking Sound) and maintains its position in the industry as the oldest African American owned, 24-hour commercial cable music service. BMA Digital delivers localized programming and marketing services through Comcast Cable (channel 937) in Minneapolis and St. Paul and Charter Communications (channel 946) in Long Beach, California. The BMA Digital companion website, averages over 100,000 monthly visitors worldwide.

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