London, 29th October 2014



MTV’s biggest international awards show to air in more than 25 million UK TV households

MTV’s biggest international music awards show, the 2014 MTV EMA, is to be broadcast ‘live’ simultaneously on both Channel 5 and MTV in the UK for the first time this year.

The MTV EMA, which is being hosted by Nicki Minaj at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow on Sunday 9th November, will be broadcast with a one-hour time delay at 9pm GMT on both MTV UK and Channel 5.

It means the awards show will be available to view free-to-air on Channel 5 in more than 11 million Freeview homes, as well as via MTV or Channel 5 in UK TV households which subscribe to Sky, Virgin Media, BT Vision or Talk Talk. 

The deal to share UK broadcast rights follows the takeover of Channel 5 by MTV’s international parent company, Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN), completed last month.

David Lynn, President, VIMN UK, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to give access to the MTV EMA to the widest possible UK audience and let everyone share in the excitement of one of the hottest nights in music. It’s another example of how our high-quality content can be shared and promoted between our channels to the benefit of all.”

Calvin Harris, Charli XCX, Kiesza, Royal Blood, Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran, Enrique Iglesias and Nicki Minaj have been confirmed to perform at the 2014 MTV EMA.
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The 2014 MTV EMA sponsored by essence, Europe's No.1 cosmetics brand* and Someone Like Me, a global sex education campaign partnership between Durex and MTV Staying Alive Foundation, will air across MTV’s global network of more than 60 channels reaching nearly 700 million households around the world as well as through syndication. In addition, its convergent programming and content will reach the entire interactive community, via MTV’s more than 200 digital media properties around the world.

The MTV EMA – one of the biggest global music events of the year – recognizes artists from around the world and across genres, and brings together music fans everywhere for a one-of-a-kind experience in the weeks leading up to and at the show. Bruce Gillmer and Richard Godfrey are Executive Producers for the 2014 MTV EMA. The 2014 MTV EMA marks the first time that the show will be held in Glasgow, Scotland and has received support from Glasgow City Marketing Bureau and EventScotland. Follow @MTVEMA and check #MTVEMA on Twitter and find us on Instagram or Facebook. For MTV EMA news, updates and press materials please visit or follow us @VIMN_PR.
*Euromonitor, IRI, Nielsen in units 2013

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