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Samsung Promos HDTV With The Who

10/11/2005 08:58:00 AM Eastern

 The Who's Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey with Samsung's Peter Weedfald and Rhino Entertainment's Paul DeGooyer, at left.

New York — The Who’s Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend kicked off the launch of the band’s live in-concert DVD box set during an event here last week, sponsored by Samsung, which is offering the box set free this month and next as part of a promotion.

The three-disc set is free to consumers who buy any 23-inch or larger flat-panel or DLP TV or any HTiB system. Consumers who buy Samsung 1,080p DLP HDTVs or 720p 61-inch DLPs get the box set plus an HD/up-converting Samsung DVD player.

The box set contains a live 1989 performance of the rock opera “Tommy” and a live version of Quadrophenia from The Who’s 1996-97 tour. Additional concert footage and interviews with Daltrey and Townshend are also included.

The offer will be promoted via a cross-media campaign the following:

• Banner advertising on approximately 400-plus Web sites, with contests for signed merchandise and other prizes;

• National full-color newspaper advertising running now through November;

• In-store point-of-purchase counter cards explaining the promotion with tear pads for redemption;

• And retailer advertising in circulars, online and other media.

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