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We've received a number of enquiries from people worldwide, eager to know how they can tune in to the Live 8 concert in London, on July 2nd, 2005.

We will endeavour to keep you up-to-date with all the details we can find of the ways you can experience the show if you don't hold a ticket, and looks at the broadcasts country-by-country. Obviously, if you have any details for your country, that aren't shown here, please let us know so that we can include them.

The objective is to have the Live 8 concerts, taking place around the world, being watched and listened to by more than 2 billion people. In the UK , the BBC is the host broadcaster for Live 8 London with coverage across BBC ONE, TWO and THREE, with radio broadcasts on Radio's 1 and 2, the BBC World Service and across the BBC's regional stations. The BBC radio stations are streamed on the internet, meaning people worldwide can enjoy their coverage live, as it happens.

Partner broadcasters in Europe and America will be working to bring this huge international event to the world.

MTV are expected to use all of its channels (VH1, MTV2, CMT, VH1 Classic, etc.) in some form of block coverage of the concerts. Details of shows that will be presented are expected soon.

On the internet you can watch the Live 8 concerts live and on demand, along with behind-the-scenes stuff, during and after the concerts on July 2nd, by logging on to , who will be providing free streaming coverage of all the shows. They will make the performances available to watch after the event, on demand, from their site, for six weeks. And you won't need to be an AOL member to use their facilities.

More details can be found, on the run up to the concerts, at .


In Australia, Foxtel will be screening the entire event on the 2nd July from 9:30pm AEST to 10am AEST. They'll also have a highlights show in the week after the event. For free-to-air viewers, the 9 network will have a highlights package on July 3rd at 8:30pm AEST.

ATV+ channel will broadcast Live 8 starting at 4.00pm, but the ending is not scheduled. Presumably it will broadcast the whole event.

In Belgium, pay television BETV channel BE 1 will broadcast Live 8 starting at 4pm and providing 11 hours of coverage, ending at 3am.

Czech channel TV2 will broadcast Live 8 starting at 3.00pm ending at 01.00am the following morning.

DR1 and DR2 channels will broadcast Live 8 starting at 4.00pm, and ending at 2.00am.

Finnish TV channel YLE 2 will broadcast full coverage of Live 8.

In France, M6 television, MTV France, and NRJ Radio will broadcast Live 8. With the exception of M6 Programme details here , schedules have not been released yet. More details as we have them.

It is not clear if there will be any broadcast of the London concert in Germany. The Berlin TV station RBB will broadcast some of the Berlin concert, between 14:00 and 19:30. Another problem is that you can't receive this program in all parts of Germany. Programme details here . TV channel SWR will broadcast between 14:00 and 18:00 but again might be just the Berlin concert. Programme details here . German broadcaster ARD doesn't currently intend to broadcast the entire London/Philadelphia show, however they will have live-links to these shows (whatever that means...). They also said that the final schedule has not been finalised yet. Furthermore, ARD, which represent all German regional broadcasters, gave the following time slots for their regional broadcasters:

RBB: 14:00 - 19:25 CET
WDR: 14:00 - 17:50 CET
HR: 21:50 - 01:20 CET
MDR: 14:00 - 17:30 CET

ARD will also be showing "Live 8 - Concert highlights from Berlin, London, Rome, Paris und Philadelphia" on July 3rd, between 01:35 - 05:25 CET. There are rumours that MTV Germany will provide (some) coverage, but this is not confirmed yet. ISRAEL
In Israel, Channel 10 TV will broadcast the entire event, all 11 hours, from the afternoon into the early dawn. The broadcast will start at 5pm local time (3pm GMT) and end at 4am local time (2pm GMT).

In Italy, Rai Tre channel will broadcast Live 8, with their programmes at 14.35 - 18.55, 20.00 - 23.05, and 23.25 - 01.05. Programme details here . The Live8 concerts will also be broadcasted in Italy on satellite by SKY, channel 109. It will be an interactive channel, so you will be able to "jump" from one concert to another whenever you like... The broadcast will start at 2.00 pm (Italian time).

In Malaysia, their friendly neighbourhood cable operator, Astro, is setting up a special channel - Channel 88 - for the Live 8 event, which will run from 9pm on the 2nd of July (Malaysian time) till 9 am the next day or thereabouts.

In The Netherlands VARA and BNN will broadcast 11 Hours live on television from Live 8 on the channel Nederland 3 (NED3). It will also be on Dutch Radio 3FM.

In Northern Cyprus, Live 8 is being aired by NTV Channel, starting from 5:00pm local time.

In Norway, the TV station NRK (1 & 2) will broadcast the entire event. They will be broadcasting BBC's production. So far they're expected to be broadcasting from around 4pm on Saturday until the whole thing ends twelve, or more, hours later. So if you're in Norway, you won't miss a single thing!

Polish TV channels TVN and TVN Siedem [TVN7] will be broadcasting Live8:

- TVN from 15:55-19:00 and from 23:15
- TVN7 from 19:00-23:15

In Portugal, television channels Rtp 1 and Rtp 2 will broadcast Live 8 starting at 3.30pm. Rtp1 programme details here , and Rtp2

Slovenija 2 (SLO 2) TV channel will broadcast Live 8 at 3.00pm, and ending at 2.00am.

TVE La 2 will broadcast the event on 2nd July, from 16:00 - 18:15, and from 21:00 - 03:00, which probably means that the second part won't be live.

SVT 1 and SVT 2 will broadcast Live 8, using the BBC feed, as is happening in Norway. Here's how the schedule is split:

SVT1 16:00 - 18:15
SVT2 18:15 - 21:00
SVT1 21:00 - 00:00
SVT2 00:00 - 03:00

In Turkey, Live 8 is being aired by NTV Channel, starting from 5:00pm local time.

Live8 is going to be carried by MTV on July 2nd from noon until 8pm EDT - presumably it will be on tape delay, unless they are only showing the Philadelphia show, which runs at those times. We are currently checking to see if they are providing additional coverage on their range of channels. In the meantime, we have had confirmation through that BBC America are NOT carrying the concert (in particular, the BBC's London production) in the US.

Sadly the BBC only has the rights to broadcast the concert in the UK, so none of the concert will be shown on their worldwide satellite channel, BBC World. would like to thank the Pink Flloyd website who produced this invaluable information.

-- Edited by Tina McBain at 16:51, 2005-06-23


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So, effectively, there is no live coverage of Live8 in Australia unless you subscribe to pay TV.   This means that the vast majority of Australians are being denied the opportunity to see Live8 live and feel a part of this amazing event.  Please see the forum topic "Live8 television coverage in Australia" for more details.  It's very, very disappointing.

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