TVNZ 1 Pre-empts Fair Go for Firefighters’ Cause

TVNZ 1 is delaying the 2020 season premiere of Fair Go to screen highlights of a concert honouring Australia’s firefighters.

A Concert For Australia: Fire Fight will air from 7.30-9.05 on February 17, pre-empting not only the consumer watchdog but also new episodes of Highway Cops and Border Security.

[Update: TVNZ OnDemand will stream the concert from 3pm on Sunday.]

Ronan Keating, Queen+Adam Lambert, Alice Cooper, John Farnham, and Olivia Newton-John are among those who will perform in the Concert for National Bushfire Relief.

It will be staged at the ANZ Stadium in Sydney Olympic Park on Sunday, and will screen live on Channel 7 and Foxtel.

The postponed programmes will now screen on February 24.

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5 Responses to “TVNZ 1 Pre-empts Fair Go for Firefighters’ Cause”

  1. Not sure I get the wisdom of delaying a concert for more than 20 hours (it’s on this Sunday). Foxtel is showing it live in Australia from 3pm NZT. Surely it could be shown on Duke that day, if not TVNZ 1? On a Fair Go note … did anyone else notice Fair Go’s Ad Awards quietly disappeared last year?

  2. Thanks, Clint. Good points on both counts.

  3. Hey, Clint. TVNZ’s just announced the concert will stream live on TVNZ OnDemand from 3pm Sunday.

  4. You know, not everyone has TVNZ OnDemand! Many of us don’t rate the expense of broadband that high on our budgeting priority list, and plenty of the population still don’t even have potential access to it … So it could be seen as somewhat elitist or discriminatory to do this. So I concur with showing the complete concert on FTA Duke channel, which mainly shows repeats of repeats anyway, no great loss.

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