Tuesday, January 6, 2015

M-Net to show 72nd Golden Globe Awards live on M-Net Movies Premiere on DStv; E! does red carpet coverage as Fashion Police returns.

South African viewers will be able to watch Sunday's upcoming 72nd Golden Globe Awards again as a live broadcast early on Monday morning, as well as during primetime on Monday night as a recorded broadcast, with pay-TV broadcaster M-Net which secured the broadcasting rights.

While MultiChoice's DStv electronic programme guide (EPG) and the M-Net Movies channels don't indicate the 2015 Golden Globe Awards on any of the DStv TV channels and while M-Net hasn't made any announcements, sources confirmed to TV with Thinus on Monday that the 72nd Golden Globe Awards will be broadcast live this coming Monday morning, 12 January, on the M-Net Movies Premiere (DStv 103) channel at 03:00.

The 2015 Golden Globes - with hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler back for their third consecutive year - will then again be broadcast on Monday night on M-Net (DStv 101) as a recorded broadcast at 21:30 during primetime.

The annual red carpet ceremony is taking place at The Grand Budapest Hotel Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles this Sunday night and will this year be  shown in 160 countries.

The 2015 Golden Globe Awards has jumped to a much earlier date this year to get ahead of the pack.

As more and more award shows honouring film and television are added every year to the calendar, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) decided to get out in front of the growing number of red carpet ceremonies cluttering the calendar.

E! Entertainment (DStv 124) will do the usual red carpet arrivals coverage from 01:00 on Monday 12 January for the 2 hours leading up to the ceremony with Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic as the main presenters of Live from the Red Carpet: The 2015 Golden Globe Awards (with repeats on Monday at 16:00, 18:00 and 20:00).

Fashion Police returns to E! Entertainment on Wednesday 14 January at 22:00 to look at the 2015 Golden Globes after the unexpected death of host Joan Rivers last year, with the weekly programme which will now only be broadcast as E! specials, following big red carpet award shows.

Kathy Griffin replaces Joan Rivers as host and Hollywood stylist Brad Goreski replaces George Kotsiopoulos. Kelly Osbourne and Giuliana Rancic remain to round out the feared fashion foursome.