Earlier today we asked TVNZ if they would be screening the Grammy Awards due to the likelihood of Lorde having to make an acceptance speech. TVNZ confirmed that they would be screening the awards but
12:23PM this copy is embargoed until next Tuesday.
So would appreciate it if you could keep the details under your hat until then.
I asked for an exemption due to the increasing hype and questions being asked. I was told:
1:18PM Sorry Regan
I cannot give any exemption as it wouldn’t be fair to other media who are respecting the embargo. But it’s all yours to go with from Tuesday.
I then asked if it was going to be streamed live at all. I heard no reply.
At 2:45PM I posted some details about the up coming ceremony, including details provided to me from Sky about their red carpet coverage, respecting the TVNZ’s embargo. Half an hour later, this appears on Stuff:
Kiwi fans will have to wait until the evening until they can watch NZ singer Lorde perform at the Grammys – and possibly pick up some of the awards.
TVNZ has the free-to-air broadcast rights for the 56th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, January 26 (Monday morning NZ time) in Los Angeles.
TVNZ did not have the online streaming rights, but would receive footage of the show as it was taking place and would play it at prime time on Monday night, a spokeswoman said.
“We feel we’ve done well to secure the show as it’s expensive and not so easy to acquire,” she said.
“As soon as we heard Lorde was nominated we went for it.”
The Grammys go live during the day in New Zealand, and showing the footage in prime time meant it was available to the widest audience, she said.
Lorde is performing at the Grammys and is also nominated for four awards – song of the year and best pop solo performance for her chart-topper Royals; and record of the year and best pop vocal album for her album Pure Heroine.
I do try to do the right thing…