Here's How to Watch The VMAs For Free In Australia

Wondering how to watch the 2020 MTV VMAs in Australia? You've come to the right place. Everything you need to know below.

Wondering how to watch the 2020 MTV VMAs in Australia? You've come to the right place. Everything you need to know below.

When do the VMAs air?

For those of us in Australia, the MTV Video Music Awards aired on Monday August 31 at 10am (AEST), live from New York City. It was the first live awards ceremony to take place during the coronavirus pandemic.

The 90-minute pre-show aired at 8:30am (AEST). Catch up on everything that went down at the first awards show to take place during the COVID pandemic here.

What channel does the VMAs play on in Australia?

The VMAs played on our regular channel, of course! You could watch the MTV Video Music Awards live on Foxtel (channel 124) and Fetch (104) and follow our coverage right here on mtv.com.au.

MTV Hits, MTV Australia's brand-new music channel also aired the awards show live – catch that channel on Foxtel (801) and on Fetch (139).

An encore screening of the VMAs also aired on 10 Peach at 9pm on August 31 (AEST).

Where can I watch the 2020 VMAs in Australia?

One more time for the people in the back: you could watch the MTV VMAs on Foxtel (channel 124) and Fetch (104). Music channel MTV Hits on Foxtel (801) and on Fetch (139) also aired the MTV VMAs in real time – again, from 10am (AEST) on August 31. The awards show will also be replayed on our MTV channels at various times throughout the week (scroll down for more details). 

Free-to-air viewers could tune into 10 Peach for an encore screening of the awards on August 31 at 9pm (AEST).

Prefer to stream the VMAs on your laptop, tablet or iPhone? Foxtel offers subscribers a link to their channels here.

Who performed at the 2020 Video Music Awards?

Who didn't perform at the 2020 Video Music Awards? This year’s line-up included a joint performance from Ariana Grande & Lady Gaga, BTS, The Weeknd, CNCO, Maluma, DaBaby and Black Eyed Peas. Have a squiz at our complete guide to every single VMAs performance here.

This is to say nothing of the VMAs pre-show, which included performances from Jack Harlow, Chloe x Halle, Lewis Capaldi, Tate McRae, and Machine Gun Kelly.

Who hosted the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards?

US singer, actress and TV personality Keke Palmer hosted the 2020 MTV VMAs. Read more about Keke over here.

Before she graced the VMA stage, US TV host Nessa and US broadcast journalist Jamila Mustafa looked after you for the 90-minute pre-show

Who was nominated for awards at the 2020 Video Music Awards?

Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande led the pack with nine MTV Video Award nominations a piece. Other high-achievers are Billie Eilish and The Weeknd, who each nabbed six nominations.

Other nominees included Future, Drake, Taylor Swift, Doja Cat, Megan Thee Stallion, Cardi B, Little Mix, Eminem, DaBaby, CNCO and many more! Check out the full nominations list here.

Who Won An MTV VMA? 

Lady Gaga, BTS and The Weeknd raked up the Moon People at the 2020 MTV VMAs. Lady Gaga also took home the first-ever MTV Tricon Award at the ceremony. Click through to our complete 2020 VMAs winners list here

I Missed The Live Event. How Can I Catch Up And Rewatch The 2020 VMAs? 

Good news! Our MTV channel – on Foxtel (channel 124) and Fetch (104) – will be airing encore screenings of the 2020 MTV VMAs at the following times:  

- Tuesday, September 1 at 11:10pm 
- Friday, September 4 at 6:30pm 
- Sunday, September 6 at 6:30am  

Our music channel MTV Hits – on Foxtel (801) and on Fetch (139) – will be doing the same at the times below: 

- Wednesday, September 2 at 10pm
- Friday, September 4 at 3pm 
- Sunday, September 6 at 2pm 

Again, if you prefer to stream the VMAs on your laptop, tablet or iPhone, Foxtel subscribers can click through to stream and rewatch the show on MTV's channels here

Can I watch the Video Music Awards For Free?

Old-fashioned TV fans were able to watch a free encore screening of the MTV VMAs on 10 Peach, Monday night at 9pm (AEST).

Missed that too? Don't stress. You can watch all the VMA pre-show interviews and performances for free here, and catch all the great VMA performances are right here

Plus, watch our free VMAs highlight reel here, featuring appearances from stars like Lady Gaga, BTS and Megan Thee Stallion. 

Finally, remember to treat yourself to all our VMA coverage right here on mtv.com.au.

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