Citing President Obama’s scheduled speech at the Democratic National Convention, MTV has shifted the start time for its annual Video Music Awards so that the two won’t conflict, reports the Associated Press.
The MTV show will air Thursday, the same night that Obama will accept the Democratic nomination for another presidential term. MTV will start the VMAs telecast one hour earlier than previously planned, the story says.
The show will run from 8-10 p.m. ET, while the president is slated to speak at the convention after 10 p.m. ET.
Last year’s VMAs were watched by 12.4 million people.