MEDIA RELEASE: Friday February 14, 2020
Foxtel’s broadcast of
FIRE FIGHT AUSTRALIA to go global
Foxtel’s coverage of this weekend’s historic benefit concert, FIRE FIGHT AUSTRALIA, will now reach millions of viewers around the world, with Foxtel producing international versions of the massive event for Fox Networks across the United States, Sky in the U.K., and TVNZ in New Zealand.
In addition, global music brand MTV will be broadcasting music highlights from the star-studded bushfire relief concert to all major markets around the globe.
Today, Foxtel also announced a two-hour cut down version of FIRE FIGHT AUSTRALIA will premiere on FOX8 on Monday, February 17 at 8.30pm, while a short selection of music videos from the live event will play across Foxtel’s music channels. Both the live and edited versions will also be available to subscribers On Demand.
All international broadcasts will encourage viewers to donate via www.firefightaustralia.com to support those Australians whose lives have been impacted by the worst bushfire season in living memory. Donations will go to the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal’s Fire Fight Fund*.
Foxtel’s Executive Director of Television, Brian Walsh said: “Foxtel is proud to work with our international partners to bring this massive entertainment event to the world. The extraordinary line-up of performers has strong global fan bases that will embrace this incredible day of music.
“The aim of FIRE FIGHT AUSTRALIA is to raise much needed funds and support for the many Australians who have been affected by the tragic fires, and this international exposure takes the effort global.”
Foxtel will broadcast FIRE FIGHT AUSTRALIA over 10 hours, live and in full, from ANZ Stadium at Sydney Olympic Park this Sunday, February 16 as a spectacular line-up of local and international artists come together to raise money for national bushfire relief.
Foxtel will also be broadcasting from Melbourne’s Federation Square, where thousands of Victorians will be able to enjoy Foxtel’s coverage of the concert live and in full on the big screen.
FIRE FIGHT AUSTRALIA will be headlined by rock legends Queen + Adam Lambert, who will be joined by a stellar line-up of international talent including global superstar Michael Bublé (exclusive live cross), Grammy award winning Canadian singer songwriter k.d. lang, former boy band singer Ronan Keating and Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famer Alice Cooper.
These international artists will appear alongside a cavalcade of Australian music industry heavy weights including 5 Seconds of Summer, Amy Shark, Baker Boy, Conrad Sewell, Daryl Braithwaite, Delta Goodrem, Grinspoon, Guy Sebastian, Hilltop Hoods, ICEHOUSE, Illy, Jessica Mauboy, John Farnham, Lee Kernaghan, Olivia Newton-John, Peking Duk, Pete Murray, Tina Arena and William Barton.
FIRE FIGHT AUSTRALIA can be seen on Foxtel live and in full on FOX8 and [V] from 1.00pm on Sunday February 16, and will also be available to subscribers in stunning 4K, live on Foxtel Ultra HD channel 400. The entire concert will also be available to stream live on Foxtel Now and Foxtel GO.