Channel 4 celebrates Apollo 11 anniversary with Moon Landing Live

Channel 4 celebrates Apollo 11 anniversary with Moon Landing Live

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(Credit: Channel 4)
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Channel 4 will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with a multi-platform television event with 72 Films.

Channel 4 will air several short films and two documentaries on the small-screen along with digital content to follow online to mark the historical event.

Apollo 11 made history as the first spaceflight that landed astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the moon in 1969.

The landing was broadcast live with an estimated 600 million viewers as Armstrong made his first famous steps on the lunar surface.

Intended to recreate a viewing experience similar to what viewers had in 1969, the two documentaries will incorporate news archives, testimonies and exclusive footage from NASA to restage the mission in real time.

“The exciting thing is to try to get viewers in 2019 into a similar headspace as those in 1969,” said David Glover, Executive Producer for 72 Films.

Moon Landing Live will also see five short films air after Channel 4 News between the day of Apollo 11’s launch and the day of the spacecraft’s landing, including updates from the mission on that specific day.

“From the launch to the landing, our audience will experience, across several platforms, the Apollo 11 mission,” added Danny Horan, Head of Factual.

Moon Landing Live will air on Channel 4 in July 2019.

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Channel 4 will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with a multi-platform television event with 72 Films.