Special Anzac Day coverage on free-to-air TV

Nine, Seven and ABC’s coverage for the Anzac Day Centenary from across Australia, Turkey and France.

• Anzac Day on Seven

Special coverage on Anzac Day begins on Seven at 4.25am AEST with Sunrise’s David Koch live from Gallipoli.

Viewers can then join Seven NewsMark Ferguson, Chris Bath and Melissa Doyle from Gallipoli as they broadcast live the Dawn Service at the ANZAC Commemorative Site at Gallipoli on 7TWO from 12.30pm AEST. Rolling coverage continues throughout the day on 7TWO from 1.30pm AEST, beginning with the Dawn Service from Villers-Brettoneux in France.

Ben RobertsSmith VC, MG and Nick McCallum will be reporting live from Gallipoli, while Seven News senior correspondent Chris Reason will be joined by Mark Donaldson VC at Villers-Brettoneux in France.

Paul Kadak will be reporting live from Çanakkale, Asia correspondent Craig Leeson from Hellfire Pass in Thailand and Europe correspondent Hugh Whitfeld from Hyde Park Corner in London.

Mark Ferguson will present Sydney’s Seven News from Gallipoli at 6pm AEST on Seven, with a full wrap of Anzac Centenary commemorations as well as the day’s other news from Australia and around the world.



• Nine to begin coverage from Martin Place

Nine’s coverage of Anzac Day will begin at 4.30am with the dawn service from Martin Place in Sydney.

This will be followed by Weekend Today and Mornings.

From midday, Peter Overton, Patrick Lindsay and Cameron Williams (live from Gallipoli) will present Gallipoli 100 Years: Nine News Special Live celebrating 100 years on with the Live dawn service from Gallipoli (12.30pm to 1.30pm) and the Live dawn service from Villers-Bretonneux (1.30pm to 2.30pm)

9News.com.au will live stream the Anzac Day dawn services in Gallipoli, Villers-Bretonneux, Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth.

• ABC to bring Anzac Day centenary coverage from across Australia, Turkey and France

ABC is promising comprehensive broadcast coverage of all the commemorations, from local marches in towns and cities across Australia to services in Turkey and France.

From 4.25am AEST on ABC and ABC News 24, join host Michael Rowland live from Turkey and Virginia Trioli in Canberra along with ABC reporters at dawn services across Australia, as the nation wakes up on the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings. Stephanie Brantz will also host coverage across the day live from Gallipoli on ABC.

The early morning live simulcast of Anzac Day events include the Anzac Dawn Service in Sydney, followed by the National Dawn Service from the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

On ABC, Anzac Day marches in each capital city will be broadcast in every state and territory, while on ABC News 24, viewers can watch the Anzac Day National Ceremony from the Australian War Memorial.

Following the local marches, the TV simulcast will continue from 12.30pm on ABC and ABC News 24 of the Gallipoli and Villers-Bretonneux Dawn Services. Coverage continues right throughout the afternoon from Gallipoli.

ABC Radio will cover Anzac Day from all angles, with talk and music on RN and Classic FM, and live coverage of dawn services, both local, national and international on ABC Local Radio and NewsRadio. ABC broadcasters of Australian, New Zealand and Turkish heritage will present a series of special national broadcasts from the 2015 Anzac Centenary Services at Anzac Cove and Lone Pine, Gallipoli. Drawn from three ABC Radio Networks, our unique cross-cultural broadcast team includes Local Radio’s Richard Stubbs, RN producer Serpil Senelmis of Turkish-Australian heritage and triple j Content Director and former NZ Army Reserve Officer Ollie Wards.


Photo: Australian War Memorial

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