HISTORY UK TO TELL STORY OF WW2 THROUGH USER-GENERATED CONTENT
London, 22 September 2017: HISTORY® UK is set to broadcast a landmark Facebook Live event to launch its season of Second World War Programming, World War True.
WW2 House Live is a six-hour Facebook Live event on Sunday 8th October from 3-9pm. Set in a typical 1940s living room, bedroom and kitchen, WW2 House Live will immerse the audience in the sounds of the war, from the wartime speeches and radio bulletins, to the air-raid sirens of The Blitz, to the tension of D-Day and the final battle for Berlin. No people or actors will appear in shot – the emphasis will be on the authenticity of the wartime scenes and the sounds which accompanied British life in the 1940s.
During the transmission, HISTORY UK will also be encouraging viewers to share their own family’s stories from the conflict, using Facebook Live comments. As these come in, some will be voiced by actors and transmitted as part of this unique broadcasting event.
Dan Korn, VP of Programming and Head of HISTORY UK at A+E Networks UK, said: “At HISTORY we are always looking for innovative and authentic ways to convey the essence of a crucial period of our past. As the generation who fought in and endured World War II passes, this Facebook Live event is one way to keep their stories alive and ensure they reach a whole new generation.”
WW2 House Live is being produced in-house by the HISTORY UK team with contributions from the Imperial War Museum and BBC archives. The event will be filmed at The Lincolnsfields Centre’s 1940s House in Hertfordshire.
World War True is the brand new season of programming on HISTORY UK, starting digitally with the launch of WW2 House Live and then on air from Monday 9th October. Through a combination of exclusive documentaries, dramas, filmed testimonial short form and classic films, the season will reveal some of the war’s lesser-known, human stories.
HISTORY® is available on Sky 529 / Virgin 270 / BT 327 / Talk Talk 327.
Facebook: HISTORYUK & Twitter: #WorldWarTrue @HISTORYUK.
WW2 House Live to broadcast on Facebook Live on Sunday 8th October 3pm until 9pm.
World War True launches on HISTORY on Monday 9th Oct at 9pm with WW2 Treasure Hunters.
More information on World War True available as EPK on request.
Clips, viewing materials, images and interviews on request where available.
World War True Programming:
Two brand new and exclusive UK premiere series lead the World War True season: the UK commission WW2 Treasure Hunters (Mon 9th Oct, 9pm), follows Madness frontman Suggs as he joins the UK’s top WWII detectorists, to dig up sites around the UK to find artefacts from the Second World War; and the fast paced spy drama X-Company (Tues 10th Oct, 9pm), set in the secret world of espionage based around the same spy school that Roald Dahl and Ian Fleming were allegedly trained at. Supporting content will be on HISTORY throughout October and November every Monday, Tuesday and Saturday from 9pm. #WorldWarTrue
About A+E Networks UK.
A+E Networks® UK is a joint venture between A+E Networks® and Sky. Its portfolio of quality factual and entertainment channels includes HISTORY®, Lifetime®, Crime + Investigation®, H2® and new free-to-air channel BLAZE™. A+E Networks UK launched in November 1995 and now operates 18 channels, broadcasting into 56 million homes across 102 countries in the UK, Scandinavia, Benelux, Central & Eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East. The venture has offices in London, Warsaw, Copenhagen, Amsterdam and Johannesburg