Channel 7 and Foxtel slammed for not broadcasting Welcome To Country at Fire ...

Channel 7 and Foxtel are blasted for not broadcasting an Aboriginal Welcome to Country before the Fire Fight bushfire relief concert Viewers criticised the networks for not airing the traditional indigenous dance The ceremony is performed by elders to welcome visitors onto their land  Foxtel and 7 aired unrelated programs until 1pm when the official show started Social media users slammed the broadcast as 'disgraceful' and 'disrespectful'

By Alana Mazzoni For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 06:19 GMT, 16 February 2020 | Updated: 06:33 GMT, 16 February 2020

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Channel Seven and Foxtel have been slammed for not televising the Welcome to Country at the start of the Fire Fight bushfire relief concert.

The 10-hour bushfire relief event kicked off at 1pm on Sunday, with more than 70,000 people packing into Sydney's ANZ stadium.

Viewers from all over the world will be able to watch the concert, which has been airing live on Foxtel and Network Seven since 1pm Sunday.

Indigenous dancers performed the traditional Welcome to Country at 12.45 before the main acts kicked off, but the Seven Network and Foxtel both chose not to broadcast the ceremony. 

Indigenous dancers performed the traditional Welcome to Country at 12.45 before the main acts kicked off, but the Seven Network and Foxtel both chose not to broadcast the ceremony

Indigenous dancers performed the traditional Welcome to Country at 12.45 before the main acts kicked off, but the Seven Network and Foxtel both chose not to broadcast the ceremony

Channel Seven and Foxtel have been slammed as disrespectful for not airing the Welcome to Country indigenous performance at the start of the Fire Fight charity concert

Channel Seven and Foxtel have been slammed as disrespectful for not airing the Welcome to Country indigenous performance at the start of the Fire Fight charity concert

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