Watch The 2011 New Yorker Festival Live & On-Demand On FORA.tv

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We are pleased to partner with FORA.tv and are thrilled about the added dimension FORA.tv brings to the Festival.

FORA.tv, the leading online destination for video programs from the world's best conferences, conversations and events, today announced a return of its exclusive partnership with The New Yorker to offer live and on-demand viewing of select sessions from the 2011 New Yorker Festival. Now in its twelfth year, the New Yorker Festival brings together a distinguished group of writers, thinkers, artists, and other luminaries, and covers topics including film, music, politics, economics, architecture, fashion, and literature. This year's event takes place from September 30 through October 2, 2011 in New York. Early bird online event passes go on sale September 9, 2011 at 12:00pm EST on the web sites of FORA.tv (newyorker.fora.tv) or The New Yorker (newyorker.com).

FORA.tv’s New Yorker Festival offering enables viewers to watch select Festival programs live as they happen, or on demand after the Festival has ended. Online viewers will be able to "design their own Festival" with a la carte purchasing options, and with FORA.tv's live stream toggle, viewers will be able to "change channels" between simultaneous live streams. Viewing options include free video highlights of select Festival sessions available on demand, $9.95 single program passes live or on demand, and a $99.95 event pass to all select Festival programs.

“The New Yorker Festival brings together the brightest thinkers in politics, business, arts and culture for thought-provoking conversations with the magazine's top flight editors and writers,” said Blaise Zerega, CEO of FORA.tv. “The Festival is a cultural sensation in New York City and tickets sell out quickly. We're delighted to help make the Festival available to viewers across the country and around the globe, thus broadening its reach, extending its audience and greatly amplifying its impact.”

“We are pleased to partner with FORA.tv and are thrilled about the added dimension FORA.tv brings to the Festival,” said Lisa Hughes, vice president and publisher of The New Yorker. “The Festival is an exciting manifestation of The New Yorker's commitment to the world of ideas. We're excited to take the Festival beyond the shores of Manhattan and give a front row seat to a global audience that delights in stimulating speakers and compelling conversation.”

Some of the confirmed participants for The 2011 New Yorker Festival include Malcolm Gladwell, Atul Gawande, and Steve Martin. A complete list of Festival sessions appearing on FORA.tv will be announced on September 5, 2011.

Last year, The New Yorker and FORA.tv joined together to bring select sessions from the Festival to audiences worldwide. The 2010 New Yorker Festival video programs available on FORA.tv represent a distinguished group of writers, thinkers, artists, and other luminaries, including Malcolm Gladwell, Stephen King, Jonah Lehrer, Seth Meyers, Cynthia Nixon, David Remnick, and James Surowiecki. (A complete list of 2010 New Yorker Festival programs can be found at http://fora.tv/conference/new_yorker_festival_2010)

About FORA.tv
FORA.tv is the leading online destination for video programs from the world's best conferences and events. With more than 10,000 free and fee-based videos, FORA.tv has the web’s largest collection of programs that feature the people, issues, and ideas changing the world. FORA.tv helps hundreds of organizations including the Aspen Institute, the Economist, the New York Public Library, and Wired expand the audience for their events. FORA.tv has been named a Top 50 Web Site by TIME, and a Top Education Site by The Telegraph. FORA.tv is funded by a select group of investors led by William R. Hearst III and is based in San Francisco. For more information, visit http://fora.tv.

About The New Yorker
The New Yorker offers a signature mix of reporting and commentary on politics, international affairs, and the arts, along with fiction, poetry, humor, and cartoons. Since 1925, The New Yorker has published long-form journalism and short commentary that has changed the world and the way we think about it. The New Yorker is the most honored magazine in publishing history. Among many other distinctions, it has won 54 National Magazine Awards, more than any other publication.

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