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Laverne-hosted Mercury Prize to air on Channel 4, More4

By | Published on Thursday 24 October 2013

Mercury Prize

The Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize awards show, which falls on 30 Oct this year, will be screened on TV in its entirety, with additional specials airing on Channel 4 and More4 too.

Since official coverage of the annual prize moved from the BBC to Channel 4 it’s felt like the main event has received less exposure, despite a growing number of spin-off programming. But this year More4 will host a pre-show programme on the night – charting the awards so far – whilst Channel 4 will broadcast live highlights coverage. The entire ceremony will then be re-aired on Channel 4 the next night.

Lauren Laverne will present the main prize-giving event, whilst that Nick Grimshaw will host coverage on both Channel 4 and More4. So that’s nice. Hurrah in advance.