[Update: April 17, 2020 – Article has up-to-date artist information, tech company support, and signup details.]
Apple is amongst the organizations set to broadcast the One World at Home global special tomorrow night – Saturday, April 18, 2020. The event has been organized by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Global Citizen to support the fight against COVID-19. The likes of Alicia Keys, Sir Elton John, and Taylor Swift are amongst those added to a star-studded lineup.
Apple and Other Tech Firms to Carry Special COVID-19 Broadcast
One World: At Home will be live from 5 pm PT/8 pm ET. There are a host of other tech networks carrying the show alongside Apple:
- Amazon Prime Video
- Facebook Instagram
- Tencent & Tencent Music Entertainment Group
In terms of more traditional media outlets, ABC, NBC, ViacomCBS Networks, and iHeartMedia will all run the COVID-19 special in the U.S. In the UK and Republic of Ireland, it will be carried by public broadcasters BBC One and RTE respectively. Tech firms like Cisco and IBM are supporting the event.
Lady Gaga And Other Stars Set to Perform
Lady Gaga curated the show. She will perform alongside the likes of Alanis Morissette, Billie Eilish, Stevie Wonder and, Paul McCartney. The show will be host by Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, and Stephen Colbert.
At a press briefing on Monday, Lady Gaga revealed that $35 million had been raised over the previous seven days in support the WHO’s efforts to combat COVID-19. The pop superstar said:
It is so important to think globally and support the World Health Organization to curb the pandemic and prevent future outbreaks. We want to highlight the gravity of this historical, unprecedented, and cultural movement.
Funds raised by One World: At Home will go to the WHO’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. As well as performances, it will highlight stories from health care workers around the globe. You can sign up to be involved in the event at its website.