the first time ever, AOL has provided free streaming video of the Live 8
The Internet powerhouse has made some huge changes in its
long-time proprietary content model as it repositions itself as more of a
Web portal. The company is also the exclusive online partner for the
largest concert event of the year, maybe the century.
America Online, which owns the U.S. rights to the Live 8 concerts has been
streaming them on the Internet since the day of the concert event.
On the Internet, viewers have been able to watch the
Live 8 concerts live and on demand, along with behind-the-scenes video.
This content is available by logging on to
The performances are available to watch after the concert, on demand, from
their site, for six weeks. And you do not need to be an AOL member to use
their streaming content.
With AOL, viewers have been watching the live 8 concert performances as
AOL streams all the music to their desktop for free. AOL has archived the
live 8 shows and they have been avaiable.
AOL has also offered additional Live 8 concert features, including live
blogging coming at you from the individual cities as well as a series of
short films related to global poverty and developed by screenwriter