This is a landmark venture for BBC Music content, presenting one of Britain's most iconic live music events on the big screen in High Definition-quality and digital surround sound. "BBC Last Night of the Proms" is traditionally sold as a music programme to international broadcasters and will this year be shown in more than 15 territories around the world including South Africa; Canada; Japan; Germany; Norway; and Australia. Proms-fans can look forward to seeing the 2009 finale of this popular annual event, which took place at The Royal Albert Hall in London. The ethos of the BBC Proms is to make classical music accessible and modern technology is extending this to music fans globally. The Proms were founded in 1895. The BBC began running them in 1927 and since then the Last Night has become one of the most famous musical events in the world, watched and listened to by millions. The 2009 season, which began on 17 July, consists of 100 concerts and will culminated with a powerful finale on Saturday, 12 September, which featured leading international artists and an all-embracing musical programme that introduces new works alongside much-loved classics.