The Sunrise Ogikubo anime studio had adapted Katsuhiro Otomo and Shinji Kimura's Hipira-kun picture book as a children's television anime series last December, but it was shown with traditional 2D television technology. The computer-animated 3D footage will be screened at this month's event using Panasonic's new 3D Viera television and 3D-compatible DIGA Blu-ray Disc player. The story of the picture book and anime follows a young vampire boy named Hipira who lives in Salta, an eternally dark city of vampires. He goes on a series of adventures with the rest of the town's residents.
Big Brother 2009 was the fifth series of the Finnish version of the reality show Big Brother. The show aired from August 26, 2009 to November 29, 2009, lasting 97 days. For the fifth series, the house has been split into two sides with one side representing 'Paradise' and the other representing the 'Slums'. The concept of Head of House was introduced into this series. Vappu Pimiä was the host of the Big Brother Talk Show and Jani Toivola hosted Big Brother Extra. This was the last series where Pimiä served as a hostess; the fifth season was the only series in which Toivola appeared. The open auditions for the series were completed in April 2009.
Children in Need 2009 was a campaign held in the United Kingdom to raise money for Children in Need. It culminated in a live broadcast on BBC One which began on the evening of Friday 20 November and ran through to the morning of Saturday 21 November. The broadcast was hosted by Terry Wogan, Tess Daly and Alesha Dixon. Alan Dedicoat read out the running totals and Peter André reported from the BT Tower. The show was broadcast from BBC Television Centre in London. Dancing Pudseys were projected on to the building. The 2009 event raised £20,309,747 by the end of the broadcast, slightly under the previous year's total of £20,991,216.
ICAC Investigators 2009 is a RTHK modern drama series. A member of the ICAC Investigators family of miniseries it was broadcast by TVB.
The 2009 Ashes series was that year's edition of the long-standing and storied cricket rivalry between England and Australia, and was part of the Australian cricket tour of England in 2009. Starting on 8 July 2009, England and Australia played five Tests, with England winning the series 2–1. England thus reclaimed The Ashes from Australia, who had won the previous series in 2006–07. The first Test was held at the SWALEC Stadium in Cardiff, the first Test match ever to be held at the ground, and resulted in England saving a draw with one wicket to spare, and Ricky Ponting surpassing 11,000 Test runs, becoming Australia's leading Test run scorer as the series progressed. The second Test at Lord's was preceded by the announcement that Andrew Flintoff would be retiring from Test cricket at the end of the series. The England all-rounder then took his first Lord's five-for to seal a 115-run victory, England's first against Australia at the ground in 75 years. Rain prevented play for large amounts of the Third Test at Edgbaston, including the entire third day, making the draw an inevitable result. Australia pegged the score back to 1–1 with an innings victory at Headingley after bowling out England for 102, their lowest Ashes total since they were bowled out for 77 at Lord's in 1997. This left the Fifth Test at The Oval to decide the series.
Anugerah Planet Muzik 2009 is 9th edition of Anugerah Planet Muzik, held on July 18 2009, for the first time took place in Indonesia, precisely in the Jakarta Convention Center., First time APM in Jakarta. Although the incident occurred earlier bombing at the hotel Ritz-Carlton and hotels JW Marriott Hotels the day before the show, did not break the musicians of the Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia to continue to enliven the Anugerah Planet Muzik 2009.
The 2009 FA Cup Final was the 128th final of the world's oldest domestic football cup competition, the FA Cup. The final was played at Wembley Stadium in London on 30 May 2009 and marked the third time that the final has been staged at the stadium since it was rebuilt. The match was contested by Chelsea, who beat Arsenal 2–1 in their semi-final, and Everton who beat Manchester United 4–2 on penalties after a 0–0 draw after extra time. After Louis Saha opened the scoring after just 25 seconds, the fastest ever goal in an FA Cup Final, Didier Drogba equalised in the 21st minute before Frank Lampard scored the winner with 19 minutes left to play to give Chelsea their fifth FA Cup success.
Star Awards 2009 was a television award ceremony held in Singapore. It was part of the annual Star Awards organised by MediaCorp for its Chinese language division. Star Awards 2009 was telecasted 'LIVE' on Channel 8, 26 April 2009 at 1900 hrs, where the results were announced. A post show party was held after the awards ceremony and telecasted on Channel U at 2200hrs. President Sellapan Ramanathan and Acting Minister of Information, Communications and the Arts Lui Tuck Yew were present for the awards ceremony. The nomination lists for the main categories were announced on 24 February 2009. Nominations for the popularity awards were announced on 27 March 2009. Unlike previous years, most technical category awards were presented at the actual ceremony. The Best Info-Ed Programme Host award was introduced to recognise infotainment show hosts. This is the first Star Awards to be held in April and will recognise achievements from the year 2008. All Star Awards ceremonies after this will be in April instead of December like in previous years. All winners are highlighted in BOLD.
Red Nose Day 2009 was a fund-raising event organised by Comic Relief, broadcast live on BBC One and BBC Two from the evening of 13 March 2009 to early the following morning. It was part of the "Do Something Funny For Money" campaign. It was held on Friday 13 March till Saturday 14 March 2009 from 7:00 pm to 3:45 am on BBC One.