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ABC to air Manchester benefit concert

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ABC will air Ariana Grande’s One Love benefit concert Sunday, one of a host of international broadcasters that have signed up to air the live event dedicated to helping victims of the Manchester attack.

BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, is coordinating the international effort and has placed the concert with broadcasters in 38 countries so far, with more agreements expected.

In addition to the U.S., viewers in Asia, South America, Australia, and other parts of Europe will be able to tune in to the concert, whose star lineup includes Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams and Coldplay. The show will be carried by Tencent in China, Globosat in Brazil, TF1’s TMC channel in France, Rai in Italy, and pubcasters SVT in Sweden and NRK in Norway.

NBCUniversal and its E! Entertainment cable network have secured a pan-Latin American deal.

The broadcasters will all run the coverage live with repeat airings in territories where it goes out particularly early or late. In the U.K., the BBC will cover it live from 6:55 p.m. to 10 p.m. on BBC One.

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