Sama nominations to be streamed live

2013-03-15 16:33

For the first time ever, the 19th annual MTN SA Music Awards (Samas) 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, March 20 2013, South Africans can tune in via the Samas Facebook page or visit MTN’s mobile site to see which of South Africa’s artists have been nominated for various awards in more than 38 categories.

The announcement is scheduled to start at 10am and will end at 11am 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 artists on the red carpet.

SABC1 will air the ceremony.

Clips will also be uploaded as Video on Demand content, for those who missed all the action, on the Samas 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 6.30pm to the Red Carpet preshow.

The awards show will start at 8.30pm and will end at 10.30pm.

Tickets for the 19th annual Samas can be bought via Computicket.

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