DStv and GOtv have announced that One World: Together At Home – a globally televised and streamed special programme in support of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic – will air on Vuzu on Saturday April 18 at 21:00 CAT, and on MTV Africa on Sunday Apr 19, 2020 at 21:00 CAT and on BET and Comedy Central on Monday, April 20, 2020 at 16:30 CAT.
Launched by international advocacy organization Global Citizen, and the World Health Organization, One World: Together At Home will show unity among all people who are affected by COVID-19 and will also celebrate and support brave healthcare workers doing life-saving work on the front lines.
Curated in collaboration with Lady Gaga, the One World: Together At Home broadcast special will include performances and appearances by Alicia Keys, Amy Poehler, Andrea Bocelli, Awkwafina, Billie Eilish, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, Burna Boy, Camila Cabello, Celine Dion, Chris Martin, David and Victoria Beckham, Eddie Vedder, Ellen DeGeneres, Elton John, Finneas, Idris and Sabrina Elba, J Balvin, Jennifer Lopez, John Legend, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Kerry Washington, Lang Lang, Lizzo, LL Cool J, Lupita Nyong’o, Maluma, Matthew McConaughey, Oprah Winfrey, Paul McCartney, Pharrell Williams, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Sam Smith, Shah Rukh Khan, Shawn Mendes, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Swift, and Usher.
“In these uncertain times, this is a great opportunity to educate our viewers while celebrating artists and those on the frontline fighting to win the current battle on Covid 19. In alignment with our mission of putting customers first, we have scheduled this global event on four channels to ensure that a larger spectrum of our customers do not miss out. The show will air on Vuzu, MTV Africa, BET and Comedy central,” says Nancy Matimu, the MultiChoice Kenya MD.
One World: Together At Home is not a telethon – it is a historic, first-of-its kind global broadcast event to celebrate the heroic efforts of community health workers, and to support the World Health Organization in the global fight to end COVID-19. The broadcast will feature stories from frontline healthcare workers on the COVID-19 response, commitments from philanthropists, governments and corporations to support and equip frontline healthcare workers around the world, with masks, gowns and other vital equipment, and to local charities that provide food, shelter, and healthcare to those that need it most.
Global Citizen is the world’s largest movement of action takers and impact makers dedicated to ending extreme poverty by 2030. With over 10 million monthly advocates, the voices have the power to drive lasting change around sustainability, equality, and humanity. By downloading the app, Global Citizens learn about the systemic causes of extreme poverty, take action on those issues, and earn rewards, which can be redeemed for tickets to concerts, events, and experiences all over the world.
To date, the actions of the community, along with high-level advocacy efforts and work with partners, has resulted in commitments and policy announcements from leaders valued at over $48 billion, affecting the lives of more than 2.25 billion people by 2030.