On Sunday, 2 December 2018, the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 concert will be held at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg. The festival will aid to alleviate extreme poverty and the free-ticketed event will showcase the likes of Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Chris Martin, Ed Sheeran, Sho Madjozi and Cassper Nyovest performing on stage.
Recently, the Global Citizen organisation made it official that it will be collaborating with the SABC, DStv and MTV International to beam the concert live to a worldwide audience.
The live broadcast will be available over 180 countries across six continents. The collaboration of these three broadcast partners will provide the largest expanse of any television broadcast of a Global Citizen event to date.
Recently, SABC confirmed their partnership with the organisation. The broadcaster stated, “DStv will broadcast the event live to all its customers throughout South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa. It will also carry the responsibility to film the event and provide the live broadcast to the SABC and other international broadcast partners who will extend the reach world-wide.”
On the other hand, Yolisa Phahle, CEO for General Entertainment for MultiChoice, expressed, “We’re honoured to be the exclusive pay TV broadcast partner in Southern Africa for this event that celebrates Madiba’s legacy and reminds us all of the importance of giving back to our communities. We look forward to sharing this with our customers on the 2nd of December and giving them access to the musical highlights in the days thereafter. Mandela believed that music unites us and uplifts us – and here at MultiChoice, we believe that too.”
MultiChoice will make the live broadcast available on DStv channel 199 to all its customers across the African continent.