According to the announcement: "1D Day will give fans from every corner of the world a unique opportunity to enter into One Direction’s lives through a seven-hour live broadcast with the band. 1D Day will be broadcast live from Los Angeles ... with further details to be announced.
"1D Day is the first live event of its kind, enabling fans from different countries and time-zones the chance to interact with the band throughout the live stream broadcast. With the quality of a high-end HD production and the intimacy of a web chat, the event will provide unparalleled access to One Direction’s world, helping the band reach fans in every country. It will feature special guest appearances, sketches with the band, fan-generated videos and live broadcasts from different countries.
"The 1D Day campaign launches today [Oct. 2, 2013] with competitions and fan events around the world which will ensure the fans are as big a part of the broadcast as the special guests and the band themselves. Fans should check the band’s social media (Google+, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter) and official site regularly for updates on how to get involved."
As previously reported, One Direction's third album, "Midnight Memories," is scheduled for a worldwide release on Nov. 25, 2013. One Direction's first two albums ("Up All Night" and "Take Me Home") each debuted at No. 1 in several countries. "Midnight Memories" is expected to do the same.
One Direction came in third place on "The X Factor" U.K. in 2010, and has since become the biggest-selling worldwide act to emerge from "The X Factor." According to Sony Music, as of October 2013, One Direction has sold 32 million singles, albums and DVDs worldwide.
One Direction's 2013 world tour so far has gone to Europe and North America. For the rest of 2013, One Direction has tour dates in Australia, New Zealand and Asia. In 2014, One Direction launches the group's first stadium tour, which has announced dates in South America, the U.K. and Ireland. More 2014 tour dates for One Direction are to be announced.
One Direction also starred in the 3-D documentary "One Direction: This Is Us," which was released in several countries in late August 2013. According to Sony Pictures Entertainment, "One Direction: This Is Us" so far has $60 million in ticket sales worldwide.