Not so GLAAD

By David Knox on July 14, 2008 / Filed Under Programming 4

The GLAAD Media Awards will not screen as promised this Thursday night on Arena.

It is the second time Arena has scheduled the US awards for gay and lesbian representation in the media. It was originally scheduled for June 5 (ahead of its US screening) and reprogrammed for this Thursday night.

A spokesperson for Arena told TV Tonight the problem this time lay with the US production unable to get international clearance for music rights.

The ceremony, which would have aired for the first time in Australia, includes the casts of Brothers and Sisters, Grey’s Anatomy, The L Word, Dirty Sexy Money and more. Arena will replace the ceremony with The Janice Dickinson Modelling Agency.

It will not be rescheduled.

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  1. Paul In Sydney July 15, 2008 at 1:46 pm -

    No wonder people are turning to downloads and torrents!

  2. Leo_Melbourne July 14, 2008 at 11:05 pm -

    I was really looking forward to this show – thankyou David for letting us know.

  3. dangermandownunder July 14, 2008 at 11:02 pm -

    Music clearances are a huge problem for shows that have limited international appeal.
    CMC can’t air ACM Awards, Nashville Star, or the Grand Ole Opry for this reason.

  4. Lisa July 14, 2008 at 9:34 pm -

    lame i was looking forward to it

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