» Worldwide Broadcast Details
Details of the many broadcasts of the Live 8 event.
The following information is
provided for reference. The Live 8 concert event was by far the most
innovative global event in 20 years. Utilizing the power of over 200
broadcast stations the monumental event was made available to 85% of the
world, either on radio, television, or phone. Listed below is many of the
major broadcasters. If there is any information that you can provide in
regards to these stations, please do not hesitate to contact us.
COUNTRY-BY-COUNTRY LIVE 8
CONCERT COVERAGE DETAILS:
ATV+ channel broadcast Live 8 starting at 4.00pm. They broadcast the entire
In Belgium, pay television
channel BE 1 broadcast Live 8 starting at
4pm and providing 11 hours of coverage, ending at 3am.
In addition, JIMtv broadcast full coverage of Live 8 from different places
In Croatia, the show was broadcasted partly on HTV2 and fully on satellite
In the Czech Republic the show was broadcast live by the public channel ČT2
DR2 channels will broadcast the concert starting at 4.00pm, and
ending at 2.00am
In Finland the concerts were shown by
YLE TV 2 17.00-18.00,
18.45-21.00, 22.20-04.00 and
YLE Teema 16.00-03.00
In France, the broadcast was made available on the commercial channel
M6. First there was
live coverage of Live 8 in London, and in the late afternoon this switched
to live coverage of the Paris concert. In the late evening there were
highlights of all the day's Live 8 events. NRJ Radio will broadcast the Live
Germany saw the entire day by Phoenix. In the afternoon many local
ARD stations had a
live feed. There were repeats on EinsFestival, EinsPlus, DasErste later in
the day and on Sunday. (All these channels can be received
FTA in Europe via
For the Greek islands, portions of the concerts were broadcasted by
Channel from 21.00-00.30 and 1.00 until the morning.
People on the emerald isle were able to view the event by state broadcaster,
RTÉ, who showed the
Italy saw the show broadcast by the state-channel
Rai Tre. The Live8
concerts were also broadcasted in Italy on satellite by SKY, channel 109. It
was an interactive channel, so you will be able to "jump" from one concert
to another whenever you like... The broadcast began at 2.00 pm (Italian
For the people of Montenegro the shows aired live on the state channel RTCG
3. TVCG 3 stands for Radio Televizija Crne Gore 3 Kanal. It is the official
In the Netherlands, Live 8 was shown on public channel 3 15.00-03.00 CET (live8live.nl,
as well as
VARA and 3FM), along with
BBC One and
BBC Two which are
widely available in the Netherlands (see United Kingdom for times).
In Northern Cyprus, the Live 8 concert is being aired by
NTV Channel, starting from 5:00pm local time.
In Norway, Live 8 aired live on both
In Poland the shows aired live on
In Portugal the transmission was being handled by RTP channels, both on TV
(RTP1, 2: and RTPN) and radio (Antena 3).
Serbia saw the entire show was broadcast live without commercials on the
RTS 3 channel. This event was hosted by Dejan Cukić, who
made many unseasonable and foolish comments.
Slovenia the shows aired live 15.00-17.00 Central European Time on state channel
TV Slovenija 1
and 17.50-01.00 on
TV Slovenija 2
(There was a break in the show as a result of a women's tennis final at Wimbledon). Hosts were Mojca Mavec and Andrej Karoli.
In Spain, the show was broadcast live by the public channel
(16.00-18.15, 21.00-03.00 GMT+1). Ainhoa Arbizu and Neil Solé hosted the
spanish broadcast of the show.
Sweden was provided Sveriges
Television broadcast the event non-stop
(15.00-18.15, 21.00-00.00) and
00.00-03.00). Sveriges Television (SVT) is a national publicly-funded
television broadcaster based in Sweden.
For Switzerland Live 8 was broadcast in parts by
For Great Britian the London show was broadcast live from 13.00-18.15 BST on
BBC Two, when
coverage switched to
BBC One until
midnight BST on Sunday. BBC One then aired the Philadelphia show until 03.35
BST. There was a repeat on
19.00-03.00 BST Sunday. The Philadelphia and the Eden shows were both
broadcast live on the BBCs digital/interactive service. There was also live
coverage not only on BBC radio stations, but also on the major commercial
stations. (NB: Coverage was interrupted by the overrun of the Wimbledon
ladies' singles final, leading the resumption of coverage on BBC One to be
delayed approximately 15 minutes). Live 8 on
attracted an average of 7.8 million viewers, with a peak of 9.6 million
viewers as Robbie Williams was
See Details about the CTV broadcast.
South of the North American border, Live 8 was broadcast on MTV Mexico and
some radio stations.
In the United States, the dismal coverage was as follows:
MTVU (the new
MTV University-oriented channel), and VH1 showed most of the Live 8
concerts, switching between all eight shows and also showing recaps of Live
Aid as well as special content such as interviews with the stars and people
behind Live 8. All channels had the same coverage of the concert, in order
to keep viewers from avoiding commercials by jumping between channels.
Coverage began at Noon ET, just when the show in Philadelphia got underway
MTV hit a sour note by offering too many commercials and the guest vee-jays
did the best to talk over the much anticipated reunion of Pink Floyd.
Although MTV and VH1 arguably dropped the ball on their coverage, the
networks listened to the complaints and decided to try again. the following
Saturday (July 9), the networks broadcast five hours each, commercial-free,
allowing for more artists and longer sets to be shown for the first time on
American TV. the two five-hour broadcasts contained many of the same
artists, but roughly half of each set-list was unique to that network. The
VH1 coverage aired from 10.00 EST, with MTV's coverage immediately following
Country Music Television
aired concert highlights the following day (July 3, 2005) featuring artists
for their audiences. (Hence the Rome concert featuring Faith Hill and Tim
McGraw for CMT and older artists or even veterans of Live Aid for VH1
For details about
XM Satellite Radio
carried the concerts live from Philadelphia, London, Paris, Berlin and Rome. To Date the
Edinburgh concert has not been aired on XM Satellite radio. More details at
For Argentina, MTV
showed event fragments every 30 minutes live via Cable and Satellite TV,
while local FM radio
broadcasted the concerts almost completely. TV channel
showed highlights of the shows the event night and on the following week,
Saturday July 9, 2005, starting at
21:30 local time.
For Brazilians, MTV
Brazil broadcasted the events live.
Asia and Africa
broadcasted the concerts.
In Israel the concerts were available on channel
16.00-21.00, 22.30-03.00, interrupted for a news editorial.
For Lebanon, the Live 8 was covered by
The Macedonia shows were broadcast on
A1 and on
The Live 8 event for Malta was broadcast on
Super One Television.
In Malaysia, friendly neighborhood cable
Astro, set up a special channel - Channel 88 - for the Live 8
concert, which ran from 9pm on the 2nd of July (Malaysian time) till 9 am
the next day or thereabouts.
In the rest of Middle East and the Arab World, Live 8 was broadcast on
MBC4, part of
Singapore witnessed the Live 8 event live
on cable television (Starhub Cable Vision) and on Preview Channel 01
Turkey saw the entire day was covered live by
For the land down under, Australia the
showed selected highlights
20.30-22.45 on Sunday, July 2, 2005. Pay TV channel
Fox 8 showed coverage
live from 21.30 Australian Eastern Standard Time on Saturday night to 10.00 AEST on Sunday morning.
Radio stations in the
in certain capitals, broadcast the concert
from 23.00 AEST Saturday night onwards. This led to it being roundly
criticized for not being shown live on free to air television
The Kiwi’s in New Zealand saw the show aired live on
until 12 PM New Zealand Standard Time on Sunday Morning. It
originally was scheduled to start at 2 AM Sunday Morning in the TV guide,
but it began earlier (around 1:30 am NZST) with coverage of Live 8 Japan.
America Online has broadcast almost Live 8 concert in its entirety live via
the Internet and will make them available for viewing for six weeks
following the shows.
For more details.
NOTE: AOL did not include the Eden Project-Africa
Calling at Cornwall, Live 8 South Africa, or Live 8 Japan.