EMAs to be aired by Channel 5 and MTV

It’s been revealed that, for the first time, the European Music Awards (EMAs) will be broadcast on MTV UK and Channel 5 simultaneously so British audiences don’t have to miss out on the popular music event.

Making the announcement on Wednesday,29 October, Viacom's chief executive officer, Philippe Dauman, said that the show would air across the UK in over 25 million households.

The event will be on a one-hour time delay at 9pm local time. David Lynn, Viacom International Media Networks UK's president, said: "This is a fantastic opportunity to give access to the MTV EMA[s] to the widest possible UK audience and let everyone share in the excitement of one of the hottest nights in music."

The iconic show will take place at Glasgow's SSE Hydro on 9 November, and will be hosted by Nicki Minaj. Other guests and performers include Calvin Harris, Enrique Inglesias, Ed Sheeran and Ariana Grande. In addition, a Global Icon Award is to be presented to one of the biggest legends of rock, Ozzy Osborne.

Voting is currently open for all categories on the EMA's official MTV website. As it stands, Kate Perry leads with seven nominations, closely followed by Pharrell Williams, Ariana Grande and 5 Seconds of Summer.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

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