ABC1 to screen live Queen’s Diamond Jubilee events

By David Knox on May 28, 2012 / Filed Under Programming, Top Stories 13

ABC will screen Live coverage of Queen’s Diamond Jubliee River Pageant on Sunday night in the Eastern States on ABC1, with Live coverage also available on ABC News 24 across Australia.

This follows wide criticism that the broadcaster was not giving the event adequate coverage.

Most media articles neglected to acknowledge ABC was always going to have coverage via ABC News 24, but viewers without multichannels had put pressure on the broadcaster to add coverage on ABC1. ABC1′s previously scheduled 1975 movie Shampoo is now out.

ABC has this afternoon confirmed broadcast details with the BBC.

On Tuesday night there will be Live coverage of arrivals at St Paul’s Cathedral on ABC1 from 6-7pm in Eastern states, and delayed in other states. From 10:30pm the coverage will include the carriage procession, gun salute, the palace balcony appearance etc. Live in Eastern States, delayed in other states.

ABC News 24 will offer Live coverage from 7pm including the Thanksgiving Service, through to 12:45am.

ABC will also screen highlight events on Monday and Wednesday (see below) as well as repeating The Diamond Queen.

Rights to the Jubilee concert are not available to the ABC.

On Sunday night (June 3) we will have the River Pageant on ABC1 from 22.30pm to 3.00 am – live coverage in the Eastern States- live/delayed in other states. On ABC News 24 it will run live from 22.30pm to 3am.

On Monday night (June 4) on ABC1 we will have the Highlights package from 6-7pm as already announced. (The rights to the concert are not available)

On Tuesday night (June 5) we will have coverage of arrivals at St Paul’s Cathedral on ABC1 from 6-7pm – Live in Eastern states, delayed in other states.

On ABC1 from 22.30pm to 00.45am the coverage will include the carriage procession, gun salute, the palace balcony appearance etc. Live in Eastern States, delayed in other states. On ABC News 24 the live coverage will run from 7pm including the Thanksgiving Service, through to 00.45am.

On Wednesday night (June 6) – ABC1 will have the highlights package from 6-7pm as already announced.

On Thursday night (June 7) – ABC1 will have a repeat of The Diamond Queen Ep 1 at 6:00pm

On Friday night (June 8 ) – ABC1 will have a repeat of The Diamond Queen Ep 2 at 6:00pm

On Saturday night (June 9) – ABC1 will have a repeat of The Diamond Queen Ep 3 at 5:30pm

13 Comments »

  1. Brekkie May 30, 2012 at 5:02 am -

    I think the boat pageant could be something rather special – the biggest for 350 years. The rest though I can pretty much take it or leave it.

  2. npstanley55 May 29, 2012 at 1:25 pm -

    Johnson if you have UKTV you can watch the Jubilee Concert Live on Wednesday Next Week starting at 4.am or the Repeat at 7,30pm

  3. Nathan May 29, 2012 at 10:47 am -

    @Freddo, what can’t we celebrate this remarkable woman, she has outlived (in terms of life in office) Presidents, Prime Minister, and Dictators. If you don’t like it, put a DVD on and wait until after the Jubilee to have a whinge.

  4. AaronG May 29, 2012 at 8:29 am -

    @Freddo – Last time I checked her majesty was the Queen of Australia, and head of the commonwealth, two very important roles which make the Diamond Jubilee relevant to us. Simple answer, as for most complaints about television programming is switch off or watch another channel.

    Thank you to the ABC for scheduling these important events, and thank you David for alerting us.

  5. freddo May 29, 2012 at 2:05 am -

    Why are we subjected to this monarchist rubbish in Australia? We are now a mature independent country and yet this retrograde rubbish pervades our screens. Is this some sort of conditioning for when the “unhinged one” becomes prime minister (a well
    known rampant monarchist).

  6. David Knox May 28, 2012 at 10:15 pm -

    It’s on Nine.

  7. Johnson May 28, 2012 at 10:06 pm -

    That is a better coverage. I think the ABC is not able to get the rights to the Jubilee concert because there is not enough time between now and next week to clear the local rights to the songs and music to be performed at the concert, however the concert may be released on DVD down the track.

  8. effdee May 28, 2012 at 7:28 pm -

    Thank god there are so many alternative channels to watch these days!

  9. ausriley26 May 28, 2012 at 7:26 pm -

    Wonderful news :D

  10. mickche May 28, 2012 at 7:21 pm -

    ‘delayed in other states’.
    Exactly why ABC24 was a perfect fit. I don’t think there is much longer before the ‘digital channel’ excuse cant we used, and thankfully so.
    People have been complaining that they should be able to see it, but how many will see the footage past 10pm.

  11. Bella May 28, 2012 at 6:09 pm -

    Thanks for this David and thanks for checking on the concert.

  12. TM May 28, 2012 at 5:48 pm -

    What??!!! Shampoo is out??? I’m partitioning the ABC – this is outrageous, it’s a classic movie!

  13. Fitzah May 28, 2012 at 5:47 pm -

    Is that meant to be June 8??

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