LOS ANGELES—September 4, 2018—For the sixth consecutive event, The Switch will provide Uncompressed High Definition feeds for the Stand Up To Cancer fundraising telecast, airing on September 7, 2018. The Switch’s transmission services will support broadcasts of the U.S. domestic program feed, Spanish program feed, Canadian program feed and the international, webcast and over-the-top (OTT) program feeds.
Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), a division of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization, raises funds to accelerate the pace of groundbreaking translational research to get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives now. 100% of donations received from the public support Stand Up To Cancer’s collaborative cancer research programs.
The feeds will be made available in 1.485 Gbps Uncompressed High Definition on The Switch pool ports in Los Angeles, New York, and Toronto, which connect over 800 of the world’s leading content producers and distributors. The one-hour program will air simultaneously commercial-free at 8:00 – 9:00pm ET/PT / 7:00PM CT on ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC along with American Heroes Channel, AT&T AUDIENCE Network, Bloomberg TV, Bravo, Destination America, Discovery Family, Discovery Life, E!, EPIX, Escape, ESPNEWS, FM, Freeform, FS2, FXM, FYI, Galavision, Great American Country, HBO, HBO Latino, ION Television, Jewish Life TV, Laff, Logo, MTV2, Nat Geo WILD, PeopleTV, REELZ, SHOWTIME, Smithsonian Channel, STARZ, STARZ ENCORE, STARZ ENCORE ESPAÑOL, TNT, Univision Puerto Rico, and WGN America. Following the live broadcast, the telecast will be available to stream via ComedyCentral.com and the Comedy Central app, as well as its VOD partners. Aspire TV will air the Stand Up To Cancer telecast on Saturday, Sept. 8 at 8:00 AM- 9:00 AM ET/PT / 10:00 AM CT. The entire telecast will also stream live on SU2C’s Facebook page and PeopleTV, as well as stream live and on-demand on Hulu and SU2C’s YouTube page.
For the third time, Stand Up To Cancer Canada will simultaneously broadcast a Canada-inclusive telecast across four major English-language Canadian broadcasters: CBC, Citytv, CTV, and Global, as well as Canadian services AMI, A.Side, BBC Earth, CHCH, CHEK, Cottage Life, Fight Network, Game TV, HIFI, Hollywood Suite, Love Nature, Makeful, NTV, OUTtv, Smithsonian Channel Canada, T+E, and YES TV. In addition, the show will stream live on the CBC TV App, cbc.ca/watch, CBS All Access, the CTV App and CTV’s website, Global, GlobalTV.com, and SU2C Canada’s YouTube page, and will be available on-demand on TELUS Optik TV in Canada.
“This year marks the 10th anniversary of SU2C’s biennial telecast and will be the sixth time The Switch has had the pleasure of supporting the Stand Up To Cancer telecast,” said Keith Buckley, President and CEO of The Switch. “We are honored to continue to contribute to such a worthy cause.”
The Stand Up To Cancer telecast features celebrities from film, television and sports, as well as performances from top recording artists. In the past ten years, hundreds of celebrities have supported the SU2C biennial telecasts and more than $480 Million has been pledged in support of innovative cancer research.
About Stand Up To Cancer
STAND UP TO CANCER (SU2C) raises funds to accelerate the pace of research to get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives now. A division of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), SU2C was established in 2008 by media and entertainment leaders who utilize these communities’ resources to engage the public in supporting a new, collaborative model of cancer research, to increase awareness about cancer prevention, and to highlight progress being made in the fight against the disease. As of April 2018, more than 1,500 scientists representing more than 180 institutions are involved in SU2C-funded research projects.
Under the direction of our Scientific Advisory Committee, led by Nobel laureate Phillip A. Sharp, Ph.D., staff at SU2C and our Scientific Partner, the American Association for Cancer Research, SU2C operates rigorous competitive review processes to identify the best research proposals to recommend for funding, oversee grants administration, and ensure collaboration across research programs.
Current members of the SU2C Council of Founders and Advisors (CFA) include Katie Couric, Sherry Lansing, Kathleen Lobb, Lisa Paulsen, Rusty Robertson, Sue Schwartz, Pamela Oas Williams, and Ellen Ziffren. The late Laura Ziskin and the late Noreen Fraser are also co-founders. Sung Poblete, Ph.D., R.N., serves as SU2C’s president and CEO.
For more information on Stand Up To Cancer, visit www.StandUpToCancer.org.
About The Switch
The Switch is a leading global video solutions service provider, with owned and operated facilities in North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region. The Switch currently provides advanced video switching and local fiber circuit services, scalable Ethernet, at-home remote production facilities, production studios, OTT transcoding, satellite delivery and network origination to more than 800 demanding video content producers and distributors around the world.