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Huge Disney Channel promotions for Jonas TV series premiere

To promote the new series on tween heartthrobs the Jonas Brothers, one of the hottest music groups in the country, Disney Channel is going to the two platforms the band knows best: radio and the Web.

In a first for a Disney Channel series premiere, the network will partner with sister company Radio Disney to develop 42-station local promotional sweepstakes in support of its May 2 launch of comedy series Jonas.

To support the show, Radio Disney is hosting an “Oh My Jonas” local sweepstakes in 42 Radio Disney markets, which will net the winners a trip for four to attend the final dress rehearsal for the Jonas Brothers’ World Tour 2009. The promotion, which runs through May 17, includes 40 radio spots promoting the series and the sweepstakes.

On the Web, the network will take over YouTube’s home page this week to tout the series premiere. The network will also offer previews of the show and other related video content on YouTube, as well as Jonas Brothers-based sites on Facebook and at jonasbrothers.com.

Disneychannel.com, in a first for a series premiere, is featuring a “party planner” area on the site for the series featuring game ideas, recipes and posters in anticipation of the show’s premiere.

Go to DisneyChannel.com for all the details and exciting news!

Jonas TV Series premiere schedule

In the premiere episode of “JONAS,” entitled “Wrong Song,” Nick Lucas writes a love song for a girl he’s just met - fellow student and aspiring singer Penny - despite warnings from Kevin and Joe that he’s moving too fast with this brand new crush. Then the brothers attend Penny’s first gig, where she sings the love song to another boy. Meanwhile aspiring fashion designer Stella tries to invent high-performance, tear-proof clothing for her friends to wear on stage. Bridgit Mendler guest stars as Penny.


New episode of “The Suite Life on Deck” (8:00 p.m., ET/PT)

SATURDAY, MAY 2 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT)

Encore presentation of “Camp Rock” (11:00 a.m., ET/PT)

15-episode marathon of “Hannah Montana” (12:45-8:00 p.m., ET/PT)

“JONAS” (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) premieres on Disney Channel with simulcast on Sprint
TV and MobiTV

New episode of “Wizards of Waverly Place” (8:30 p.m., ET/PT)


New episode of “Hannah Montana” (8:00p.m., ET/PT), guest starring David Archuleta

New episode of “Sonny With a Chance” (8:30 p.m., ET/PT)

“JONAS” premiere episode available on Netflix, iTunes and Mobile VOD (Sprint TV, AT&T CV and Verizon V Cast)