Yes, anyone who gets the channel will be able to watch the concerts all day long, from all over the world, in perfect High Definition!
The last time there was a big concert performed all over the world – Live 8, two years ago – MTV tried to cover the event and it was a fiasco. I still remember during the Pink Floyd performance MTV cut away from the stage to their “VJ’s” and had them talk about how amazing it was rather than focus on the music and the fans.
With Live Earth partnering up with NBC Universal,I think it’s safe to say we’re going to get great coverage of the event and not listen to commentators talk over the performances.
And if you don’t have HD there is no reason to panic, the NBC Universal conglomerate will be running the concerts all across their networks like NBC, Bravo, the Sundance Channel, CNBC and MSNBC. More info is below, including a list of some of the performers.
And here is the link to the official website.
Universal HD will be the exclusive all-day high-definition broadcaster of “Live Earth: The Concerts for a Climate in Crisis,” an unprecedented global event on July 7, 2007. From the producers of “Live 8,” this monumental music event will bring together more than 100 of today’s hottest artists and two billion people to focus the world’s attention on the global climate crisis and what can be done to reduce global warming. The networks of NBC Universal will broadcast seven legendary concerts from the seven continents, and Universal HD will broadcast the entire event.
“Only viewers of Universal HD will be able to spend the whole day watching all of the concerts in life-like high definition – they won’t just see the event, viewers will feel like they are attending the event. ” said Dan Harrison, Senior Vice President Emerging Networks, NBC Universal Cable. “We are proud to be the exclusive HD broadcaster of this entire, historic event.”
Universal HD will air 22-hour live broadcasts and “best of” moments from the concerts from 4 a.m. ET on July 7 to 2 am. ET on July 8. Universal HD is the only channel where the entire day’s concerts will be broadcast in high definition. The broadcast will feature the biggest and brightest stars of today with information on what viewers at home can do to help with environmental and conversation issues.
NBC will broadcast a three-hour primetime special (8-11 p.m. ET/PT) featuring highlights of performances from around the world, including live moments from the U.S. concert at Giants Stadium in New Jersey. Hosted by Ann Curry (“Today”) with Carson Daly (“Last Call with Carson Daly”), the special will also feature the biggest and brightest stars of today with information on what viewers at home can do to help with environmental and conservation issues.
Bravo will present a live 18-hour broadcast and “best of” moments from the concerts from 8 a.m. ET on July 7 to 2 a.m. ET on July 8. For online users, www.BravoTV.com will feature live blogging about the show, tips and features on how to live a greener life, and a complete schedule of Bravo’s on-air concert moments. And for conservationists on-the-go, Bravo offers green tips and 30-minute alerts for upcoming performances via text message.
Sundance Channel and Universal HD will air 22-hour live broadcasts and “best of” moments from the concerts from 4 a.m. ET on July 7 to 2 am. ET on July 8. Universal HD is the only channel where the entire day’s concerts will be broadcast in high definition.
Telemundo will broadcast a one-hour special from 7-8 p.m. ET (July 7) and mun2 will broadcast a two-hour special from 5-7 p.m. ET (July 7). Both specials will feature the hottest Latin acts performing at the concerts including Shakira, Enrique Iglesias and Mana among others.
CNBC will feature a seven-hour primetime broadcast from 7 p.m. ET on July 7 to 2 a.m. ET on July 8.
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Announced Artists As of May 30, 2007
DAVE MATTHEWS BAND
FALL OUT BOY
BLACK EYED PEAS
CORINNE BAILEY RAE
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS
JOHN BUTLER TRIO
SNEAKY SOUND SYSTEM
TONI COLLETTE & THE FINISH
BLUE KING BROWN
LOTTO KING KARL
YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA