MultiChoice has revealed that it will only be broadcasting 25 minutes of the on-stage appearance of Beyoncé and Jay-Z on Sunday on DStv that will form part of the Global Citizen: Mandela 100 festival from the FNB Stadium and not their whole performance.
The event is set to be broadcast by MultiChoice’s DStv, YouTube, Twitter, the SABC’s SABC1 and Viacom International Media Networks Africa’s (VIMN Africa) TV channels, MTV (DStv 130) and MTV Base (DStv 323) from 14:00.
MultiChoice has the responsibility to film and produce the event and to provide the live broadcast to the South African public broadcaster, as well as other international broadcast partners.
The South African comedian Trevor Noah will co-host the Mandela 100 Global Citizen Festival with a string of international bold type names ranging from Naomi Campbell, Dave Chappelle, Sir Bob Geldof, Gayle King, Tyler Perry and Forest Whitaker, set to appear, and with Oprah Winfrey who will do a keynote address about Nelson Mandela and his legacy.
South African stars like Bonang Matheba, Nomzamo Mbatha are also part of the appearance list.
Stars like Beyoncé and Jay-Z, Cassper Nyovest, D’banj, Ed Sheeran, Eddie Vedder, Femi Kuti, Kasey Musgraves, Pharrell Williams, Chris Martin, Sho Madjozi, Tiwa Savage, Usher and Wizkid are set to perform, but MultiChoice revealed that it will only broadcast 25 minutes of Beyoncé and Jay-Z, not not their whole performance.
On Twitter MultiChoice warned DStv subscribers, saying “we will be airing the entire concert but only 25 minutes of the Beyoncé and Jay-Z performance” because “the full performance of Beyoncé and Jay-Z is exclusive to those who have earned their tickets to be inside the stadium on the day”.
A member of the production staff died on Saturday night following an accident during preparation for the event. “Global Citizen has been advised that the deceased was an experienced rigger and was wearing all appropriate safety gear and equipment. Global Citizen extends our deepest sympathies to the family of the deceased and all of his colleagues and friends,” said Andrew Kirk, global director of public relations for Global Citizen.
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