SAMA nominations to be streamed live

2013-03-15 15:30
Cape Town - For the first time ever, the 19th annual MTN South African Music Awards (SAMA) nominations announcement will be streamed live via Facebook and MTN's mobile platform.

The annual awards ceremony, which sets out to recognise achievements within the South African music industry, has received a complete digital makeover.

During a live recording on Wednesday 20 March, South Africans can tune in via the SAMA Awards' Facebook page or visit MTN's mobile site to see which of SA's artists have all been nominated for various awards in more than 38 categories.

The announcement is scheduled to start at 10:00 and will end at 11:00 and will take place at The Turbine Hall in Newtown, Johannesburg.

An official party for all the nominees will be held later that evening. Fans will yet again be able to tune in to watch live interviews with all the favourite artists on the red carpet.

SABC1 to air ceremony

Clips will also be uploaded as Video on Demand content for those who missed all the action on the SAMA YouTube channel the following day.

The official awards ceremony will be held on Friday 10 and Saturday 11 May at Sun City.

SABC1 has received the rights to air the ceremony on Saturday evening, and will cross over live at 18:30 to the Red Carpet pre-show.

The awards show will start at 20:30 and will end at 22:30.

Tickets for the 19th Annual SAMA Awards can be bought via Computicket.