New logo for Vibe

Sky TV channel Vibe has been given a mini makeover in the form of a new logo.

The old pink and black logo that was used from the channel’s launch in October 2007 has made way for this new silver and blue look.

Does anybody know what the song is called or singers name that is on Vibe’s new commercial where they show bits of House, Ghost Whisperer, Desperate Housewives (and some others) all at once? Quite a long ad and a male singing the song. goes something like this” you bring out the best in me……. you amaze me…”

cool song, would love to know what its called. Tried contacting Sky, but they said they only had an item number, nothing about the song or artist.

SKY TV is moving to expand its programming roles as part of a commitment to developing its in-house channel management team.

Current Prime Channel Manager Karen Bieleski has been promoted to the newly created position of Head of General Entertainment and Prime, overseeing SKY’s in-house channels Prime, The Box, Vibe and Arts.

Prime’s Associate Channel Manager Kathy Wright will move up to the position of Channel Manager Prime.

SKY’s Director of Entertainment Programming, Travis Dunbar, says “SKY’s in-house channels are not only a crucial part of our offerings to viewers, but also an area of expanding importance to the company going forward. As such, the time is right to take a broader management view of their operation.

“Karen Bieleski’s sterling work on Prime and extensive background in programming made her the logical choice to add the in-house channels to her portfolio.  Kathy Wright’s promotion to Channel Manager Prime is a well deserved recognition of her contribution to the channel over the last three and a half years.”

“I’m really looking forward to this new challenge, bringing me a much greater degree of involvement with the pay TV aspect of SKY’s business alongside my ongoing commitment to Prime. I’ll be working with a terrific team of programmers on Prime, Arts, The Box and Vibe and I couldn’t ask for a better role,” says Karen.

Kathy adds, “I am delighted and extremely excited to be taking on the role of Channel Manager Prime from Karen. I have been with Prime for nearly four years now and my commitment and passion for the channel has only increased in this time. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Karen for being a wonderful mentor over the years and am excited to continue working with her.”

Claudia Aull, currently Channel Manager The Box, will now step into the role of Associate Channel Manager Prime and Sacha Willetts will continue as the Prime Scheduler.

The changes will take effect on 1 November 2009.


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Exclusively LIVE from 2pm, Monday 12 January

The writers strike may have made 2008 a non-event, but the GOLDEN GLOBE® Awards are back with a vengeance in 2009.

The GOLDEN GLOBE® Awards is a three-hour, star-studded show that features film clips and stars from some of the most important motion pictures and television shows of the year.  For more than 60 years, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has honoured outstanding achievement in both motion pictures and television, making the GOLDEN GLOBE® Awards one of the few ceremonies to cover both industries.  With the move of the Academy Awards® to late February, now more than ever The GOLDEN GLOBE® Awards serves as the acknowledged precursor to the race for the Oscar®.

Join the salute to the finest in film and television when the 66th Annual GOLDEN GLOBE® Awards broadcasts exclusively live on Vibe.  Can’t see them live?  Then Vibe has a primetime replay at 8.30pm, following the premiere of an exclusive red carpet special at 7.30pm.

Monday 24 November

This November, music’s A-list performers and the world’s hottest fashions come together in a star-studded extravaganza celebrating the relationship between fashion and music, exclusively on VIBE. The show returns for its fifth year to the legendary Radio City Music Hall in New York City, with proceeds from the concert benefitting Stand Up To Cancer. This year’s stellar lineup includes Beyoncé, Black Eyed Peas, Chris Brown, Duffy, Fergie, Debbie Harry, Justin Timberlake, Keith Urban, Kid Rock, Lil Wayne, Mariah Carey, Rihanna, Chris Cornell, OneRepublic, Pussycat Dolls, Solange Knowles and Timbaland, with special guest Lynyrd Skynyrd. Prepare yourself for elaborate costumes, phenomenal fashion… and host Denis Leary (Rescue Me) in a gold halter neck gown! As well as all of these talented performers, watch out for celebrity presenters and guests Miley Cyrus, Mary J. Blige, Leona Lewis, Charlize Theron, Hilary Swank, Hayden Panettiere, Tyra Banks, Chace Crawford and Leighton Meester, Ashanti, Paula Abdul and Natasha Bedingfield.

Over the course of eight days and nights, eleven eloquent men and women will impact each other’s lives and thoughts about love in unexpected ways.

Starring: Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie (Mr & Mrs Smith, Girl, Interrupted) and Ryan Phillippe (Crash, Cruel Intentions).

Friday 29 February 8.30pm on VIBE

NZ TV Premiere: Fashion Rocks

VIBE – Friday 7 December, 8.30pm

Fashion Rocks is a unique fusion of fashion and music – the world’s top fashion houses join forces with the world’s leading artists for an extravagant combination of catwalk and concert.

Following massive success in London, 2003 and Monaco, 2005, this year’s Fashion Rocks, hosted by Hollywood’s most fashionable pairing of Samuel L. Jackson and Uma Thurman from the Royal Albert Hall in London, promises to be more outstanding than ever. The mega line-up will feature the following artist/designer pairings, with plenty of surprises throughout the night: multi Grammy award winning R&B singer Alicia Keys for Armani; twice BRIT nominated Razorlight, fronted by trend-setter Johnny Borrell, for Burberry; multi platinum sultry soul singer Joss Stone for Calvin Klein Collection; London’s favourite Lilly Allen for Chanel; NME’s ‘coolest person in rock’ Beth Ditto and The Gossip for Christopher Kane; award winning super producer and artist Timbaland for Dolce & Gabbana; electro starlet Roisin Murphy for Gucci; the Diva of all Divas, Dame Shirley Bassey, for Marchesa; New York duo Shy Child for Stella McCartney; the sultry lead singer of the Pussycat Dolls, Nicole Scherzinger, for Valentino; godfather of punk rock, Iggy Pop, for Versace; and new romantic star Marc Almond for Yves St Laurent. All this plus a performance from the multi award winning and triple platinum selling group Sugababes, with a special guest appearance by Whitney Houston! Iconic fashion, music legends and the world’s top models – see it first, exclusively on Vibe.

Monday Night Documentaries: Extreme Skinny Celebs

Vibe – Monday 22 October, 8.30pm

In the ultimate devotion to their careers, celebrities toil with the daily battle to stay thin. But at what cost? Reveal the dark truth behind celebrity dieting and the worrying headline-grabbing cult of the skinny celebrity, highlighting just how much of an epidemic staying thin in the spotlight has become. But it’s not just the celebs who are obsessed with their appearance; it has gripped the world too.

Friday Night Movie: She’s All That

Vibe – Friday 19 October, 8.30pm

Comedy about a high school jock who makes a bet that he can successfully turn an unattractive girl into the school’s prom queen.

Starring Freddie Prince Jr. and Rachel Leigh Cook.