DISNEY|ABC TELEVISION GROUP IS PROUD TO BROADCAST
'ONE LOVE MANCHESTER' BENEFIT CONCERT TO AID VICTIMS AND FAMILIES OF THE MANCHESTER ATTACK
FREEFORM TO AIR FULL BENEFIT CONCERT LIVE SUNDAY, JUNE 4, AT 2 P.M. EDT/PDT FOR US AUDIENCES
ABC TO AIR A ONE-HOUR HIGHLIGHT SPECIAL FROM THE CONCERT
FOLLOWING THE NBA FINALS
Disney|ABC Television Group will air the exclusive television broadcast of "One Love Manchester" benefit concert on SUNDAY, JUNE 4, for U.S. audiences, it was announced today.
Freeform, Disney's young adult television and streaming network, will air the full concert live at 2 p.m. EDT/PDT. ABC will air a one-hour highlight special from the "One Love Manchester" concert following the NBA Finals.
"This Sunday, when Ariana Grande and her friends return to the stage, the world will stand united with families in Manchester and across the United Kingdom," said Ben Sherwood, president, Disney|ABC Television Group and co-chairman, Disney Media Networks. "ABC and Freeform look forward to sharing the music community's message of love, hope and resilience."
The "One Love Manchester" concert will feature performances by Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Pharrell Williams, Take That, Niall Horan, Little Mix, Robbie Williams and Black Eyed Peas. The concert is scheduled for Sunday, June 4, at the Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Grounds in Manchester, England.
All net ticket proceeds from the concert will go towards the "We Love Manchester Emergency Fund" set up by Manchester City Council in partnership with the British Red Cross. Donations can be made by visiting www.redcross.org.uk/manchester.
"Music is meant to heal us, to bring us together, to make us happy. So that is what it will continue to do for us. We will continue to honour the ones we lost, their loved ones, my fans and all affected by this tragedy," said Grande in an open letter to her fans via her social media channels.
Television coverage of the "One Love Manchester" concert is being produced by the BBC, the host broadcaster.
Part of the Disney|ABC Television Group, Freeform connects to audiences and goes beyond entertainment with bold original programming and immersive social engagement. The network delivers a unique mix of quality original and acquired series, plus fan favorite movies and the holiday events "13 Nights of Halloween" and "25 Days of Christmas." The Freeform app is a service that allows viewers with participating TV subscription services access to 24/7 live viewing of the network, as well as continued on-demand access via a wide array of devices.
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ABC Entertainment airs compelling programming across all day parts, with current hits including groundbreaking dramas "American Crime," "Designated Survivor," "Quantico," "Scandal" "How to Get Away with Murder," "The Catch," "Grey's Anatomy," "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," "Once Upon a Time" and "Secrets and Lies." The ABC Television Network is also home to the Emmy-winning "Modern Family" and trailblazing comedy favorites "black-ish," "American Housewife," "Fresh Off the Boat," "The Goldbergs," "Last Man Standing," "Dr. Ken," "The Middle,""Speechless" and "The Real O'Neals"; reality phenomenon "Shark Tank," the iconic "Bachelor" franchise and long-running hit "Dancing with the Stars"; "General Hospital," which has aired for over 50 years on the network, along with daytime talk show "The Chew"; and late-night talk show "Jimmy Kimmel Live." The network also boasts some of television's most prestigious awards shows, including "The Oscars(R)," "The CMA Awards," "The American Music Awards" and "The Billboard Music Awards."
About Disney|ABC Television Group
Disney|ABC Television Group is comprised of The Walt Disney Company's global entertainment and news television properties, owned television stations group, and radio business. This includes ABC Studios, a global leader in the development, production and distribution of entertainment content across broadcast, cable and on-demand platforms; the ABC Owned Television Stations Group; and the ABC Television Network, which provides entertainment and news programming to viewers via more than 200 affiliated stations across the U.S. It also includes Disney Channels Worldwide, a portfolio of 120 kid-driven, family-inclusive entertainment channels, including Disney Channel, Disney XD, Disney Junior, Disney Cinemagic, Hungama, and Radio Disney brands, as well as cable network Freeform, which targets millennials. Disney|ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution and Disney Media Distribution round out the portfolio. Disney|ABC Television Group also has equity interests in A+E Networks and Hulu.