Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Elton to be Broadcast in NZ, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Denmark
Elton’s New Year’s Eve Party – Live from The O2 Arena will be viewed live in the very first and the very last major time-zone after the broadcast rights have been sold to New Zealand and the US.
Precious Media, part of independent production company Whizz Kid Entertainment, has sold the live-broadcast rights to TVNZ in New Zealand who will air it live on New Year’s Day as well as US network NBC, which will feature a very special Elton-performance as part of its New Years Eve line-up across America.
The show will air in the UK on ITV1 from 11.15pm and has also been picked up by TV3 in Ireland, Sky in Italy, SolMusica in Spain and TV2 in Denmark.
Precious Media’s distribution deals mean the singer’s fans will now be cheering for 24 hours, as the clock strikes midnight in different territories across the globe.
Malcolm Gerrie, chief executive of Whizz Kid Entertainment, says, “This year’s show with Sir Elton John promises to be the biggest and most glamorous party of the year, so it is fitting that viewers around the world should have the chance to join the party and experience our production of this amazing event.”