Airdate: 52nd Grammy Awards

By David Knox on January 21, 2010 / Filed Under Pay TV 13

Foxtel keeps up the live awards events with the 52nd Grammy Awards screening direct to Australia on Monday, February 1st, at 12 midday on Arena.

It will be repeated at 8:30pm.

The awards will be held at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles, recognising albums released between October 2008 and September 2009.

Performers include Beyoncé (who leads the nominees with 10 nominations), Black Eyed Peas, Bon Jovi, Dave Matthews Band, Green Day, Lady Antebellum, Lady Gaga, Maxwell, P!nk, Taylor Swift, and Zac Brown Band.

So far no FTA network has announced any telecast.

13 Comments »

  1. Rhonda February 1, 2010 at 4:55 pm -

    It is a shame that there is not a delayed telecast for those not fortunate enough to have pay TV and have to rely on 4 basic channels.

  2. David Knox January 30, 2010 at 8:26 pm -

    The airdate is in the story, Monique.

  3. Monique January 30, 2010 at 8:20 pm -

    I sure hope they’re airing the 52nd Grammy Awards in Australia. I can’t wait to see Michael Jackson’s part – Regardless of whether it’s in 3D or not. I heard his 2 eldest children Paris and Prince will be accepting the award on behalf of him, which will be a memorable moment.
    The Grammy’s are usually shown every year here – they better show it this year too!

  4. The Purple Rabbit January 25, 2010 at 9:21 am -

    Shame it’s not of FOX8 HD – The American Music Awards was excellent a month or so ago in HD & 5.1

  5. Bob Curtis January 25, 2010 at 4:41 am -

    MJ 3D commercial is a lie—-U cannot see it in 3d at home. This must be a fake. Every 3D announcement from the 60’s to date has not worked on TV. This must be a PR campaign to get everyone to watch. I researched on google etc… cannot find anything that ststes this 3D thing is real—and why are TV manufactures just now coming out with special 3D tv sets. If my regular set will work-why buy the $20K tv. Oh- I’m going to buy avatar in 3d and watch it ahome on my set with free 3D glassess….oh yeah.

    You are being duped!

  6. ross. January 22, 2010 at 12:54 am -

    RealD (avatar) glasses can only work using a 2 projector setup and will never work looking at your home TV.

    Think red and blue is the only way to do this..

  7. Daran January 21, 2010 at 8:50 pm -

    I would of thought something as important as the grammys would of at least been in widescreen with 5.1 sound. I know foxtel doesnt offer 5.1 sound on their channels but Arena doesnt even offer widescreen. Makes the viewing seem dull

  8. David Knox January 21, 2010 at 1:45 pm -

    You’re right, Andrew. Better log that one too.

  9. Andrew B January 21, 2010 at 1:40 pm -

    And the SAGs are on Showcase this Sunday.

  10. David Knox January 21, 2010 at 12:55 pm -

    Thanks Brian… Avatar specs at the ready!

  11. Brian January 21, 2010 at 12:50 pm -

    This Grammy awards telecast is notable by the inclusion of Michael Jackson’s “Earth Song” in 3D – this was made for his London concerts and scenes were included in last year’s “This Is It” documentary.

    In the US free 3D glasses will be available from Target stores and he will be awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, with members of his family accepting for him.

    I wonder with this knowledge, will any of the FTA channels pick this up (no sign of the Golden Globes as yet, but the Grammys traditionally bomb in the ratings most years).

    Also I wonder what 3D process they’ll use in showing this music video — the blue/red glasses, the ‘polaroid’ 3D or the current ‘Real-3D’ process, currently used theatrically with movies such as “Avatar”?

    This news was just announced so no doubt more details will be known soon–but one can’t help but realize that the concept of 3D television on a global basis will be born on this night….

  12. David Knox January 21, 2010 at 10:22 am -

    Oscars: don’t know yet, but last year gives me optimism.

  13. Craig H January 21, 2010 at 8:14 am -

    thanks for this david, slightly off topic but do we know if Nine and / or Movie Extra are showing the Oscars live again this year…keep up the great work.

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