BBC secure the rights to broadcast Jay Z and Beyoncé’s ‘On The Run’ tour

by Martin
Beyonce & Jay Z

Beyonce & Jay Z

BBC Worldwide have today confirmed that they have secured the international television rights to distribute ‘On The Run’ the concert film featuring Beyoncé and her husband, Jay-Z.

The 150-minute concert film first aired on HBO, and it of course follows Beyoncé and Jay Z on their first collaborative tour, and in particular, the Paris leg of it.

As mentioned above, the concert film was an original HBO production, but BBC Worldwide have acquired the TV rights to distribute the movie, which will be put to the market for broadcasters around the world to purchase and air.

The two-and-a-half-hour special was directed by music video director, award winner Jonas Åkerlund.

Beyonce Jay Z

Jay Z and Beyoncé on their ‘On The Run’ tour

Åkerlund has previously worked with Beyoncé on videos including ‘Superpower’ and ‘Haunted’, and the special film features performances of more than 40 songs.

The setlist includes their hit songs ‘Crazy in Love’ and ‘Drunk in Love’ and special guest appearances from Nicki Minaj will also be included.

Intimate footage of the couple’s private life is incorporated into giant screens throughout the performance, and the remarkable 15 costume changes for Beyoncé will also be shown. Wow!

Director of Music for BBC Worldwide Salim Mukaddam said: “On The Run’ is a totally unique, never to be repeated, masterpiece performance film showcasing the talent of arguably the two biggest musical stars on the planet…

Jay Z, Beyoncé and Blue Ivy at the 2014 MTV VMAs

Jay Z, Beyoncé and Blue Ivy at the 2014 MTV VMAs

“We are honoured to extend our relationship with Beyoncé’s company Parkwood Entertainment as well as working with Roc Nation on this incredible project.”

UK shows for the ‘On The Run’ tour have yet to be confirmed, so having the opportunity to see the Paris show from the UK would be something all fans would love.

In the meantime, watch a clip from the concert film below and let us know what you think of it in the comment box below. Don’t forget to connect with us on Twitter and Facebook.

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