NBC News’ press release
ALL FOUR HOURS OF NBC NEWS’ ‘TODAY’ HEAD TO WINDSOR FOR ROYAL WEDDING COVERAGE
Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, Megyn Kelly and Kathie Lee Gifford will Anchor
Their Respective Hours Live from Windsor on Friday, May 18
On Wedding Day: Guthrie and Kotb Co-Anchor ‘TODAY at the Royal Wedding,’
Joined by Kelly, Gifford, Al Roker and Sheinelle Jones Beginning at 4:30 AM ET
In Primetime Ahead of Wedding: Guthrie and Kotb Take Viewers Behind the Scenes in
‘Inside the Royal Wedding: Harry and Meghan’ on Wednesday, May 16
NEW YORK – April 11, 2018 – All four hours of NBC News’ TODAY are heading to Windsor to bring the excitement of the royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to viewers back home. Ahead of the nuptials, Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, Megyn Kelly and Kathie Lee Gifford will broadcast their respective hours live from an exclusive location overlooking Windsor Castle on Friday, May 18 (7-11 a.m. ET). Al Roker and Sheinelle Jones will also join TODAY from the United Kingdom.
On Saturday, May 19 (4:30-11 a.m. ET), Guthrie and Kotb will co-anchor “TODAY at the Royal Wedding” from an exclusive vantage point overlooking Windsor Castle where Prince Harry and Markle will emerge as husband and wife. They will be joined by Kelly, Gifford, Roker and Jones from various prime locations. Additionally, there will be a team of NBC News correspondents, including Kelly Cobiella, Rehema Ellis, Stephanie Gosk and Keir Simmons, capturing every facet of the royal wedding and its festivities in and around Windsor and London. The broadcast will also include insight and analysis from royal experts and contributors: Wilfred Frost, co-anchor of CNBC’s “Closing Bell”; Zanna Roberts Rassi, British fashion expert and senior fashion editor of Marie Claire; Andrew Roberts, British historian; Camilla Tominey, royal editor of Sunday Express; and Ken Wharfe, Princess Diana’s former bodyguard.
As a prelude to the most-talked about wedding of the year, Guthrie and Kotb will host an NBC primetime special, “Inside the Royal Wedding: Harry and Meghan,” on Wednesday, May 16 at 10 p.m. ET, giving viewers an exclusive and unprecedented glimpse into the fairy-tale romance that has captured the imagination and hearts of everyone around the world. The one-hour broadcast will feature interviews with close friends of the couple, along with prominent figures from the worlds of fashion, sports and show business. Kotb will also report live from Windsor, beginning Thursday, May 17, giving viewers an early peak of the final details and events in the run-up to the royal marriage.
NBC News’ Savannah Sellers, co-host of “Stay Tuned” on Snapchat, will cover the royal wedding and anchor the show from London. In addition, TODAY.com will feature original stories and video on the news, style and food aspects of the momentous celebration during the lead-up to the wedding day. NBC News will also cover the event on all digital platforms with original content, video and interactive graphics on a special content hub on NBCNews.com.
And NBC’s sister network E! News
E! CORDIALLY INVITES YOU TO THE CELEBRATION OF THE YEAR AS THE NETWORK PRESENTS EXTENSIVE ROYAL WEDDING COVERAGE
“THE REAL PRINCESS DIARIES: FROM DIANA TO MEGHAN” WEDDING SPECIAL FEATURING QUEER EYE’S KARAMO BROWN, ALLURE MAGAZINE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF MICHELLE LEE, AND MORE PREMIERES MONDAY, MAY 7TH AT 9P ET/PT
“E! LIVE FROM THE ROYAL WEDDING” FIVE HOUR WALL-TO-WALL COVERAGE ON MAY 19TH BEGINNING AT 5:00A ET/2:00A PT
Los Angeles, CA
– April 26, 2018 – As the Royals and A-list stars converge on Windsor, England to celebrate the upcoming fairytale nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, E! builds on its continued coverage of the Royal Family culminating with the event of the year. The network’s coverage begins on Monday, May 7th at 9p ET/PT with “The Real Princess Diaries: From Diana to Meghan” wedding special, breaking down the future of the modern day Princess through the lives of three trailblazing women: Diana, Princess of Wales, Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, and Meghan Markle. Then on Saturday, May 19th starting at 5a ET/2a PT, reporting live, direct from Windsor Castle, “E! Live From The Royal Wedding” featuring pop culture expert Giuliana Rancic, celebrity fashion stylist Brad Goreski, royal expert E! News Chief Correspondent Melanie Bromley, and E! UK TV host Sarah-Jane Crawford provides viewers with unparalleled and unpredictable, five-hour, cross-platform coverage from multiple vantage points. Rounding out the night, the network will air “E! Royal Wedding Rundown,” an hour-long recap special of the historic event, at 7:00p ET/PT. The special and day of live coverage will be produced by Wilshire Studios.
“The Real Princess Diaries: From Diana to Meghan” special features a roster of royal, pop culture, and style experts including Karamo Brown (Queer Eye), Michelle Lee (Editor-In-Chief, Allure Magazine), Melanie Bromley, Zanna Roberts Rassi (Senior Fashion Editor, Marie Claire Magazine), Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan (The Fug Girls, “gofugyourself”), and more. The special will look at how these modern day royals are redefining what that means through their lifestyles, fashion, philanthropy, and socially. Viewers will also get a chance to look back at how Diana set the standard for future generations, how Kate has carried that torch, and how Meghan will further redefine what the world thinks of the British royal family. These royal insiders will revisit the lavish weddings of Diana and Kate, and make predictions of what’s to come for Meghan’s big day.
E! News will also have dedicated Royal Wedding coverage the entire week leading up to the ceremony as E!’s resident royal expert Melanie Bromley does comprehensive reporting live in London and Windsor, England with up-to-the-minute updates on Prince Harry and Meghan, along with final preparations for the high-profile nuptials, kicking off Monday, May 14th at 12p ET/PT on “Daily Pop” and 7p ET/PT on “E! News.” Plus, E! News’ coverage will dive deep into these refreshingly modern pop-cultural darlings and their captivating, storybook-like romance, and bring fans all of the details from the star-studded celebrations.
E! News’ fan-favorite Instagram Stories will also feature a special edition of Royal Wedding coverage on Saturday, May 19th, delivering E!’s fresh, comedic and fast-paced take on the biggest moments from the wedding festivities. Fans can follow every moment as the day unfolds and get exclusive behind-the-scenes content on E! News digital and @enews across social platforms (Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook) as well as @e_news on Snapchat.
Monday, May 7th at 9p ET/PT
E!’s royal wedding special “The Real Princess Diaries: From Diana to Meghan” will discuss the evolution of royal life and the future of the modern day Princess through the lives of three trailblazing women: Diana, Princess of Wales, Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, and Meghan Markle.
Monday, May 14th at 12p ET/PT & 7p ET/PT
Leading up to the ceremony, “Daily Pop” and “E! News” will deliver dedicated Royal Wedding coverage the entire week as E!’s resident royal expert Melanie Bromley does comprehensive reporting live in London and Windsor, England with up-to-the-minute updates on Prince Harry and Meghan, along with final preparations for the high-profile nuptials. Plus, E! News’ coverage will bring fans all of the details from the star-studded celebrations.
Saturday, May 19th at 5:00a ET/2:00a PT
“E! Live From the Royal Wedding” -- the network’s unparalleled and unpredictable five-hour wedding coverage -- hosted by pop culture expert Giuliana Rancic, celebrity fashion stylist Brad Goreski, royal expert E! News Chief Correspondent Melanie Bromley, and E! UK TV host Sarah-Jane Crawford.
Saturday, May 19th at 7:00p ET/PT
“E! Royal Wedding Rundown,” the hour-long recap special will air immediately following E!’s live coverage of the historic event.
Digital & Social
E! News’ fan-favorite Instagram Stories will feature a special edition of Royal Wedding coverage on Saturday, May 19th, delivering E!’s fresh, comedic and fast-paced take on the biggest moments from the wedding festivities. Fans can get exclusive behind-the-scenes content on E! News digital and @enews across social platforms (Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook) as well as @e_news on Snapchat.
: It will be pretty hard to miss if your awake. Sorry for the double posts apparently there’s a character limit. I imagine some people will be upset to find out that their weekend local news is preempted or if they shift it to a subchannel or sister station while wedding watchers may be upset with frequent tickers directing viewers to the appropriate channel.
: I wonder if E! UK will air the same program as the US.
Also who is coordinating everything - The BBC with ITN and Sky helping as needed? I seem to recall the feed costing six figures for non EBU members.
Last edited by Rkolsen on 2 May 2018 6:25am - 2 times in total
Don’t let anyone treat you like you’re a VO/SOT when you’re a PKG.