Channel Seven is accused of false claims about the ‘live’ broadcasting of the Fire Fight Australia concert
Channel Seven is accused of making false claims about the “live” broadcasting of the Fire Fight Australia charity concert after certain areas are delayed
Channel Seven came under fire after it was revealed that the “live” broadcast of the charity concert Fire Fight Australia was delayed in some areas.
According to a report from the industry website TV Blackbox on Sunday, the network claimed it was broadcasting the concert live just to postpone it for prime time.
The concert was also shown on Foxtel, which broadcast it live, but Seven waited to broadcast the show until it coincided with prime time in many cities.
Faking it: Channel Seven came under fire after it was revealed that their “live” broadcast of the charity concert Fire Fight Australia was delayed in some areas. Pictured, hosts Samantha Armytage and David Koch
While headliner acts such as 5 Seconds of Summer and Queen + Adam Lambert entered the stage at 7.30 p.m. and 8.10 p.m. respectively, Seven pushed the broadcast back into cities where there was a delay.
For example, if it had been shown live in Perth, it would have been broadcast at 5:30 pm for 5 seconds of summer and at 5:10 pm for Queen + Adam Lambert instead of the coveted 7:30 pm.
Although it is understandable that Channel Seven would like to maximize their viewers at the one-time charity concert, many fans were reportedly unimpressed by the decision.
Waiting for the right occasion: While headliner acts such as Queen + Adam Lambert went on stage at 8.10 pm, Seven pushed the broadcast back into cities where there was a delay. Pictured, queen guitarist Brian May
The biggest problem for some was the fact that the network retained the ‘LIVE’ watermark under the Channel Seven logo, even in markets where the concert was delayed.
Channel Seven has shown the concert on all markets from 1 p.m., although the show actually started at 10 p.m. in Perth.
However, a spokesperson for the network said they had made it clear that the event would be broadcast live in the run-up to the concert.
Change the time: for example, if it had been shown live in Perth, it would have been broadcast for 5 seconds of the summer at 4.30 p.m. instead of the coveted 7.30 p.m. Pictured, 5SOS singer Luke Hemmings
Fire Fight Australia took place on Sunday at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, with the charity concert that raised much needed funds for the ongoing help in fire fighting.
The concert attracted many big names, both locally and from abroad.
In addition to 5 Seconds of Summer and Queen + Adam Lambert, the almost 11-hour concert also saw Guy Sebastian, Delta Goodrem, Alice Cooper, k.d. long, John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John perform.
Grand finale: John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John were closed during the nearly 11-hour concert