Bell Media confirmed today it is has signed on to become the foundational Canadian partner of the international television event ONE WORLD: TOGETHER AT HOME, announced this morning by Global Citizen (GC) and World Health Organization (WHO). The two-hour star-studded, commercial-free, virtual concert curated by Lady Gaga airs live in all markets, Saturday, April 18 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT in a super-simulcast on CTV, CTV2, everywhere CTV content can be found, TSN, CP24, MUCH, MTV, and in French on VRAK. The special will also be streamed live on the iHeartRadio Canada app and simulcast on participating iHeartRadio Canada radio stations across the country. Airing around the world, ONE WORLD: TOGETHER AT HOME will show unity among all people who are affected by COVID-19, as well as celebrate and support brave healthcare workers doing life-saving work on the front lines.
Following its live TV, radio, and digital broadcast, ONE WORLD: TOGETHER AT HOME will be available on demand in English and French on Crave, as well as CTV.ca and the CTV app.
The historic broadcast will be hosted by Jimmy Fallon of THE TONIGHT SHOW, Jimmy Kimmel of JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE, and Stephen Colbert of THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT. Friends from SESAME STREET will also be on hand to help unify and inspire people around the world to take meaningful actions that increase support for the global COVID-19 response.
The benefit event includes appearances and performances by Alanis Morissette, Andrea Bocelli, Billie Eilish, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, Burna Boy, Chris Martin, David Beckham, Eddie Vedder, Elton John, FINNEAS, Idris and Sabrina Elba, J Balvin, John Legend, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Kerry Washington, Lady Gaga, Lang Lang, Lizzo, Maluma, Paul McCartney, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Shah Rukh Khan, and Stevie Wonder. Viewers around the world are asked to tune in and take action at www.globalcitizen.org/
ONE WORLD: TOGETHER AT HOME will also be a multi-hour digital broadcast streaming online on multiple international platforms, including CTV digital platforms, as well as Alibaba, Amazon Prime Video, Apple, Facebook, Instagram, LiveXLive, Tencent, Tencent Music Entertainment Group, TIDAL, TuneIn, Twitch, Twitter, Yahoo, and YouTube. This digital special will include additional artists and performances from all over the globe as well as unique stories from the world’s healthcare heroes. For information about how to tune in and take action, visit www.globalcitizen.org/
The special also airs in the U.S. on ABC, NBC, ViacomCBS Networks, iHeart Media, and internationally on BBC One, beIN Media Group, MultiChoice Group, and RTE.
Last month in response to the worldwide pandemic, Global Citizen launched an urgent campaign in support of the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO, powered by the UN Foundation. Calling on individuals to take action, and asking world leaders and corporations to support both the response with sufficient resources, citizens from more than 130 countries around the world have taken tens of thousands of actions in support of the response fund.
At this critical moment in history, Global Citizen is also calling on philanthropists to join and support immediate COVID-19 response efforts as part of the organization’s Give While You Live effort. Investors, change makers, and foundation leaders are being urged to actualize their giving and invest quickly in related efforts like stronger health systems and vaccine development.
Over the past two weeks, the Together At Home series has featured performances from artists including, Chris Martin, John Legend, Charlie Puth, Common, Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic, Niall Horan, Steve Aoki, Jennifer Hudson, Miguel, H.E.R., Anthony Hamilton, Rufus Wainwright, Hozier, and Julianne Hough in support of the WHO and Global Citizen’s campaign.
Commitments from supporters, broadcasters, and corporate partners go to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for WHO to support and equip healthcare workers around the world, and to local charities that provide food, shelter, and healthcare to those that need it most. These local groups have been verified to ensure that they are helping communities impacted by COVID-19.
For more information about Global Citizen and their campaign to support the WHO’s Solidarity Response Fund, please visit globalcitizen.org.
“As we honour and support the heroic efforts of community health workers, ONE WORLD: TOGETHER AT HOME aims to serve as a source of unity and encouragement in the global fight to end COVID-19. Through music, entertainment and impact, the global live-cast will celebrate those who risk their own health to safeguard everyone else’s.” – HUGH EVANS, Co-Founder and CEO of Global Citizen
“The World Health Organization is committed to defeating the coronavirus pandemic with science and public health measures, and supporting the health workers who are on the frontlines of the response. We may have to be apart physically for a little while, but we can still come together virtually to enjoy great music. The ONE WORLD: TOGETHER AT HOME concert represents a powerful show of solidarity against a common threat.” – Dr. TEDROS ADHANOM GHEBREYESUS, Director-General of the World Health Organization
“The United Nations system is fully mobilized: supporting country responses, placing our supply chains at the world’s disposal, and advocating for a global cease-fire. We are proud to join forces with ONE WORLD: TOGETHER AT HOME to help suppress the transmission of the virus, minimize social-economic impacts on the global community and work together now to advance Global Goals for the future. There is no greater case for collective action than our joint response to COVID-19 – we are in this together and we will get through this together.” – Secretary-General of the United Nations, ANTÓNIO GUTERRES