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BBC, Roku, Hulu Japan join One World broadcasters

April 17, 2020

The BBC, Roku and Hulu Japan has joined the growing list of broadcasters and streamers that will air the One World: Together At Home event.

Clara Amfo, Claudia Winkleman and Dermot O’Leary will present BBC One’s coverage on April 19th.

Ellie Goulding, George the Poet, Jess Glynne, The Kingdom Choir, Little Mix, Michael Bublé, Rag‘n’Bone Man, Skip Marley, Tom Jones and more will also give exclusive performances for the BBC One programme, which will also feature interviews with, and surprises for, front line workers.

One World: Together at Home is a special event from Global Citizen, being held in support of the global response to the Covid-19 pandemic, led by the World Health Organisation and is curated in collaboration with Lady Gaga. It will celebrate and support the heroic efforts of healthcare workers in around the world in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will support the Covid-19 Response Fund, set up by the UN Foundation.

BBC One will air coverage from the live US event (which takes place on Saturday 18 April) on April 19th from 7.15-9.15pm.

Lorna Clarke, Controller, BBC Pop, said: “I’m delighted that three of the UK’s best loved presenters, Clara, Claudia and Dermot, will be fronting BBC One’s coverage of One World: Together at Home – bringing viewers some exclusive performances from some of the world’s most popular artists. Our two-hour programme promises to be a very special way to support and thank frontline healthcare workers at this challenging time.”

BBC One’s coverage of One World: Together At Home is ordered by Charlotte Moore, Head of BBC Content and is commissioned for BBC One by Jan Younghusband, Head of Commissioning, BBC Music TV and Alison Kirkham, Controller of Factual Commissioning, BBC. It is produced for the BBC by Twofour, the executive producers are David Brindley, Nic Patten and Sally Wood.

The event will be available on The Roku Channel in the US, as well as on partner channels on the Roku platform. For Canadian users, beIN Sports Stra on The Roku Channel and Global TV will broadcast the event, additionally it will be on Crave beginning April 19th. In the UK, Roku users can tune in through Insight TV or watch Highlights of One World: Together at Home on BBC iPlayer, including Elton John, Lizzo and Paul McCartney performing from their homes. Those in Brazil can enjoy on their Roku devices through Globoplay.

“One World: Together at Home is a moment of unity, and a chance to come together, that will offer great entertainment to the at-home audience, while supporting the organization at the center of the pandemic response,” said Hugh Evans, Co-Founder and CEO, Global Citizen. “We’re extremely excited to have Roku onboard to help share this important message with millions of streamers.”

In addition, the One World: Together at Home multi-hour digital broadcast will be available for users to stream on the Roku platform ahead of the live event.

“Now more than ever, people are coming together as a global community and our goal is to make streaming TV a little easier while people shelter in place,” said Rob Holmes, Vice President, Programming and Engagement, Roku. “We’re very proud to partner with Global Citizen and bring this historic event to Roku users. What better way to show support for those on the frontlines than by staying in and streaming at home together.”

Meanwhile, Hulu Japan will stream the event for free on April 19th at 9:00 (JST).

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