How to watch the TV and live-stream coverage of Queen Elizabeth II's funeral

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    • The televised state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II will be streamed online and broadcast in over 200 countries.
    • The BBC is producing the bulk of today's live feed of the funeral ceremony.
    • Here's how South Africa and the rest of Africa can tune in.

    While millions of people will line the roads today in London, billions of people are expected to watch the live televised state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II in Westminster Abbey today streamed online and broadcast in over 200 countries, in what is sure to set a new record for the world's most-watched TV event ever.

    The BBC is producing the bulk of today's live feed of the funeral ceremony and will be making use of a whopping 213 HD cameras placed inside Westminster Abbey, as well as St. George's Chapel and Westminster Hall, with 14 outside broadcast (OB) trucks transmitting from 10 different locations.

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    Here's how viewers in South Africa and across Africa can tune in:

    ABC News

    America's ABC News on YouTube will live stream the event starting from 11:15 with anchors David Muir and Amy Robach, along with correspondents Ian Pannell, Deborah Robert, James Longman, Maggie Rulli, Lama Hasan and Will Reeve. Royal contributors are Omid Scobie, Robert Jobson, Imogen Lloyd Webber, Victoria Murphy and Ailsa Anderson.

    Al Jazeera (DStv 406 / StarSat 257 / TelkomONE)

    Al Jazeera will cover the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II live from 10:00 this morning as part of special Newshour coverage themed Queen Elizabeth II: A Final Farewell.

    BBC World News (DStv 400 / StarSat 256)

    On BBC World News, coverage starts at 11:00, led by Huw Edwards, Kirsty Young, Fergal Keane, David Dimbleby and Sophie Raworth.

    Allan Little will be inside Westminster Abbey with analysis from royal correspondent Jonny Dymond. From five different points along the procession route Ken Bruce, Mishal Husain, Emma Barnett, Clive Myrie, Adele Roberts, John Murray, Mike Costello, Rachel Burden, Nuala McGovern, Chris Mason, Jamie Coomarasamy, Andrea Catherwood, and James Naughtie will do reporting and commentary.

    Britbox SA

    Britbox will stream live coverage of Queen Elizabeth II's funeral starting today at 10:30. Coverage will also be available to stream on-demand on Tuesday.

    CBS News

    Live-streamed on and YouTube, Gayle King and Norah O'Donnell will anchor a CBS News Special Report live from London, with royal contributors Tina Brown, Julian Payne, Roya Nikkhah, Amanda Foreman and the former BBC royal correspondent Wesley Kerr.

    CNN International (DStv 401)

    Anderson Cooper and Erin Burnett will be anchoring live from London with special coverage kicking off at 11:00 today, with Christiane Amanpour, Max Foster and Richard Quest in London. Like the BBC, CNN has reporters stationed throughout London, including at Westminster Abbey, along the procession route, and Windsor Castle.

    Nada Bashir, Matthew Chance, Bianca Nobilo, Nic Robertson, Isa Soares, Anna Stewart and Clarissa Ward will provide commentary and reports, with Zain Asher and Julia Chatterley covering from New York. CNN royal historian Kate Williams, CNN royal commentator Sally Bedell Smith and CNN contributor Trisha Goddard provide expert analysis and insights.

    Euronews (DStv 414)

    Euronews will cover the funeral proceedings of Queen Elizabeth live on the channel as well as live-streamed on its website from 11:00.

    FOX News (StarSat 261)

    FOX News will start live coverage at 10:00 today, with Martha MacCallum anchoring from The Canada Gate at Buckingham Palace. She will be joined by Fox & Friends co-host Ainsley Earhardt and the British commentator Piers Morgan.

    France24 (StarSat 259/ Openview 121/TelkomONE)

    France24 will broadcast the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II live on its TV news channel, with "special edition" live coverage also streamed from 10:00 this morning on France24's YouTube feed.

    MSNBC (StarSat 263)

    MSNBC's live coverage will start at 09:00 today, with Chris Jansing anchoring. From 11:00, Mika Brzezinski, Willie Geist and Katty Kay will anchor from London. From 16:00, Andrea Mitchell, Katy Tur and Chris Jansing will anchor MSNBC's special coverage.

    NBC News Now

    NBC News Now on YouTube and will live-stream the funeral ceremony as well, with Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Lester Holt anchoring special live coverage of the funeral services starting at 11:00 today beginning at 5:30 a.m. ET.


    Subscribers of MultiChoice's video streaming service across sub-Saharan Africa will be able to live-stream Queen Elizabeth II's on the BBC World News TV channel, made free until 23 September. The live news channel is available to all Showmax subscribers regardless of their plan.

    Sky News (DStv 402)

    Sky News starts its special coverage today at 8:00 with anchor Kay Burley live at Westminster Abbey outlining how the day will unfold, with the channel's live feed also available on YouTube.

    Anchors Anna Botting and Dermot Murnaghan start at 10:00 and will anchor for the day, with Anna Botting live from Westminster and Dermot Murnaghan reporting live from Windsor Castle as the procession begins to make its way from Westminster Abbey to Wellington Arch, before concluding at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.

    Sky News royal events commentator Alastair Bruce will provide analyses throughout the day. Kay Burley, Sarah Jane Mee and Gillian Joseph will be in the crowds in London and Windsor Castle throughout the day.

    Jayne Secker will be live from Windsor Caste at 18:00. Mark Austin will be anchoring from 20:00 as Sky News reflects on the day from Buckingham Palace with a look back at the events and key moments. Sky News will broadcast a round-up show of the day's proceedings and highlights at 22:00 tonight with Johnathan Samuels. Anna Botting will conclude coverage with the News at Ten at 23:00 South African time, live from Buckingham Palace.

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