Airdate: Sunrise Ceremony

An interesting move from 10 this year sees a Sunrise Ceremony screening on Australia Day.

While other networks will feature official events 10 is broadcasting an alternate event from Sydney with Indigenous presenters including Narelda Jacobs -who made a passionate plea to change the national day- and John Paul’s Jankie from SBS.

It’s also interesting given the diminutive audience likely to be watching at 6am on  Sunday…. meaning I would read a lot more into this as a network statement of being seen to offer another viewpoint. That said, other events are likely to receive coverage from other 10 programming.

At 6am on January 26 we invite you to tune in and experience unique perspectives, cultural performances and entertainment, encapsulated in this special Sunrise Ceremony.

Hosted by John Paul Janke, this two-hour special event live from Sydney’s North Head, will encourage audiences to deepen their understanding of the nation, while acknowledging the past and embracing a shared future.

A smoking ceremony at sunrise will be accompanied by a panel of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices, including Studio 10’s Narelda Jacobs, who will discuss the solutions for issues impacting First Nations communities today, when considering the land that we all call home.

The broadcast will also feature traditional song, dance and musical performances from Djakapurra, Eric Avery and Mau Power.

6.00am Sunday, 26 January on 10.

Update: This is a simulcast of NITV broadcast.

Sunrise Ceremony
6am NITV
The nation is invited to tune in and experience unique perspectives, cultural performances and entertainment encapsulated in NITV’s Sunrise Ceremony (simulcast on SBS and SBS On Demand). Hosted by John Paul Janke, this two-hour special network event commences live from Sydney’s North Head as the dawn rises, and will encourage audiences to deepen their understanding of the nation, while acknowledging the past and embracing a shared future.

A smoking ceremony at sunrise will be accompanied by a panel of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices, who will discuss the solutions for issues impacting First Nations communities today, alongside song, dance and musical performances from Djakapurra, Eric Avery and Mau Power.

News crosses throughout the day will be hosted by Natalie Ahmat, Rae Johnston, Janice Petersen and Marc Fennell, and will see NITV News bringing audiences hourly bulletins, including live crosses to journalists at ‘Australia Day’, ‘Survival Day’ and ‘Invasion Day’ events around the country.

5 Comments:

  1. Not sure the agenda here to divide the nation / let the ratings speak for itself.

    Funny how there’s no need for a diverse opinion yet sunrise gets slammed for having no indigenous voice in a segment.

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