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Written by Matt   
Sunday, 19 June 2005

LATEST UPDATES: July 2nd 2005
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, which features the reunion of Roger Waters with Pink Floyd for the occasion.

This page will be kept 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.

A copy of this page can also be found on Bob Geldof's official site - - which we are of course delighted to share the information with!

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 (the one with Pink Floyd!) 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. Click here for details of the BBC's exhaustive coverage All other countries' coverage is shown below.

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

MTV Networks Worldwide have announced that they will air customized programming from the concerts. In the United States alone, MTV, VH1 and MTV’s college network, mtvU, will run a shared feed for the first time ever, capturing the biggest moments of this universal music effort to help fight poverty. From 12-8pm ET/9am-5pm PT, the sister networks will provide select LIVE coverage from every corner of the world, along with interviews with participating artists and fans on site, and produced packages that will look at everything from the original 1985 Live Aid concert to what is set to take place at the upcoming G8 conferences Live 8 is hoping to influence in 2005.

In addition, CMT and VH1 Classic will be involved in showcasing Live 8 performances reflective of their brands in separate highlight programming the day after the concerts take place. Outside of the United States, hourly bulletins comprised of performances, backstage interviews and specially created packages will air on MTV, VH1 and TMF (The Music Factory) brands internationally. On July 3, the day after the concerts take place, a one-hour Live 8 special with featured global performances will be made available to MTV Networks music channels around the world.

They have also confirmed that if the shows overrun, so will their coverage - so people will get to see the whole event.

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.



Live 8 coverage started at 13:00hrs GMT on Arabic satellite station MBC4. Programme details here. MBC is a large, pan-Arab, news and entertainment channel, which can be received in many countries across the world.

In Argentina, radio station FM 95.9 Rock & Pop will be broadcasting the Live 8 concerts, to go alongside the MTV Latin American broadcasts.

MTV Southeast Asia will be broadcasting the event on Sunday July 3, from 14:00hrs and 19:00hrs, Monday July 4, from 14:00hrs, and Tuesday July 5, from 00:00hrs.

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. Programme details here.

It has just been confirmed that TripleM Australia radio will be broadcasting the show from 11:00PM (GMT+9.5hrs Adelaide, Darwin) in Adelaide. Programme details here.

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

In Belgium, pay television BETV channel BE 1 will broadcast Live 8 starting at 4pm and providing 11 hours of coverage, ending at 3am. Programme details here (then search for "Live 8").

Belgian channel jim-tv will broadcast the whole concert live, starting the broadcast at 4pm and going until 2 AM (local time, so GMT +1hr). jim-tv is not pay television, so everybody with cable should be able to see it.

MTV Brazil will be showing Live 8 live, starting at 9 AM local time. They have updated their schedule, and it will now be a 12 hour, non-stop broadcast, finishing at 9pm.

CTV plans to broadcast from the beginning, going live early on Saturday, July 2 when the first act takes to the stage overseas, and continuing until the last act finishes at Live 8 Canada, sometime around 8 p.m. ET. CTV also plans to air a "Greatest Hits" recap in primetime following the conclusion of the live broadcast with highlights from the most memorable performances of the day from around the world. Programme details here.

Santiago de Chile won't be missing out on Live 8 - Radio Concierto 88.5 FM will broadcast the entire show, along with MTV Latin America's TV transmissions.

Croatian TV channel HRT Plus will broadcasts Live 8 starting on 2nd July at 2.00pm and ending 3rd July at 1.00am. Programme details here - select "HRT Plus" and "02/07/2005".

For the Republic of Cyprus, CyBC 2 will broadcast the concert live, from 17:00hrs (Saturday) to 04:00hrs (Sunday) local times.

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

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

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

Satellite and cable channel Euronews will broadcast the entire event, with news breaks every 15 minutes, all day.

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

In France, M6 television, MTV France, and NRJ Radio will broadcast Live 8. With the exception of M6 (programme details here). From 2:50pm to 3:50pm, they are showing live footage from Hyde Park, from 5:40pm to 7:50pm, then 8:05pm to 8:50pm, live footage from Versailles, and from 11:25pm, best moments from all the concerts.

All the German broadcasters currently state that they will show selected artists from the Berlin, London, Paris and Rome concerts. The Berlin TV station RBB will broadcast 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. 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 and 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.

You can get latest schedule on Just type "live 8" into the "Suche" (Search) field.

Finally, we've just been told that Phoenix (via Cable) will broadcast Live 8 from 2pm onwards. Programme details here. Apart from cable, you can also receive Phoenix on Astra satellite 11837 hor.

MEGA Channel in Greece will eventually broadcast the whole event on Sunday 3th July at 21.00 local time until the following morning.

Mayar channel "M2" will broadcasts Live 8 in Hungary, scheduled between 19:00hrs - 19:57hrs, and 23:00hrs - 01:25hrs. Programme details here. In addition, "UPC Direct Hungary" cable and satellite pay tv subscribers can watch Live 8 on french M6, Mtv Europe and VH1 channels. M6 is only available with UPC Direct Hungary cable, not satellite.

VH1 India will broadcast 12 hours of Live 8 footage, showcasing highlights from all the event venues.

MTV Indonesia will broadcast Live 8 from 14:30hrs, on Sunday July 3, and from 00:00hrs on Monday July 4.

The Live 8 broadcast in Ireland starts on RTE 2 at 2pm and runs until 5pm. Coverage then switches to RTE 1, before returning to RTE 2 at 7:20pm, where it runs until 00:05am. Programme details here.

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... you can also have 4 windows open at the same time (so you can watch the five stages at one time). The broadcast will start at 2.00 pm (Italian time) and runs until midnight.

CS Fuji Sky PerfecTv! channel 721 (channel ident FUJITV721) will broadcast Live 8 on 2nd July, starting from 22:00 till around 11:00 local time. Programme details here.

MTV Latin America has confirmed that they will have the Live 8 show, live. Exact schedule and concert coverage details aren't known at this stage - it is hoped that there will be at least some Floyd coverage in their programming.

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.

Malta's SUPER1 television has just announced that all of the Hyde Park Live 8 concert will be transmitted live. Live Transmissions will start around 13.00pm including pre show interviews etc., and continue to transmit the show until the end. Super 1 TV transmits nationwide and on Cable, and digital terrestrial. It will also stream live the whole concert on their website. Programme details here.

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.Programme details here.

Live 8 will be broadcast live in New Zealand on channel TV2 from 1am Sunday 3rd July until 12 noon (rescheduled from 2am to one hour earlier now). Programme details here.

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! Programme details here.

MTV Philippines will be showing Live 8 from 20:00hrs on Sunday July 3, and from 00:00hrs on Monday July 4.

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
Programme details here.

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

In Romania, Tv k lumea (formerly known as Atomic tv) will be broadcasting 11 hours of Live 8. As yet, we don't know the exact time of their schedule.

In Russia, Live 8 is being aired by channel NTV, with the programme starting at 6:00pm local time. No further details are currently known. Programme details here. Also, 1TV (Channel 1 Russia) will broadcast Live 8 in Moscow at 21.00pm CET, ending at 0.30am CET, July 3. Programme details here.

Russian radio station EUROPE PLUS will be bringing the entire Live 8 at Hyde Park to their country. No exact schedule details known yet.

Serbia & Montenegro fans can tune in to Radio Televizija Srbije - RTS - 3K (Third channel of National RTV) on 2nd July from 15:00hrs - 02:00hrs CET. Programme details here.

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

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
Programme details here.

SF2 (a Swiss channel in German language TV), between 15.00hrs - 17.30hrs, and from 22.35hrs, will broadcast live and recorded segments from London. Programme details here.

For Thailand there will be live TV coverage of Live 8 on UBC satellite on Channel 21 exclusively. There will also be coverage on MTV Thailand on Sunday July 3, at 2000hrs, and Monday July 4, at 1500hrs

In Turkey, Live 8 is being aired by NTV Channel, starting from 5:00pm local time. Programme details here. In other Turkish broadcast news, Dinamo FM radio (programme details here) will air 11 hours of live coverage of the concerts.

Satellite radio station XM will be bringing the entire Live 8 event to the US, as it happens. Global coverage of Live 8 starts at 7am ET on July 2:

    Live Global Coverage - XM Channel 40
    London - XM Channel 41
    Philadelphia - XM Channel 42
    Berlin - XM Channel 43
    Rome - XM Channel 44
    Paris - XM Channel 45
    Toronto - XM Channel 46
The UK coverage runs from 9am - 3pm ET on XM channels 41 and 201, with onstage and backstage access. Programme details here.

Live 8 is going to be carried by MTV and VH1 on July 2nd from noon - see top of the page for more details. Relevant highlights will additionally run on July 3 on CMT and VH1 Classic. In addition to showing select live coverage, the programming will include interviews with fans on site at some of the eight venues hosting shows. MTV programme details and VH1 programme details.

We've just had a report that WLS TV in Chicago has a programme showing highlights of Live 8 that will be on Channel 7 at 7 pm Central time until 9pm. Also in Chicago, WXRT will be broadcasting the Live 8 shows live.

ABC networks will broadcast Live 8 starting at 8.00pm running until 10.00pm. People can search their ABC Networks local station through this link, choosing their US State/local station/s website and checking their schedule. The two-hour show will feature chunks of all 10 shows around the world.

New York City's Q104.3 will be broadcasting live from London. Not sure of the start time yet, but they are emphasizing the Floyd reunion. Programme details here.

A local Dallas radio station, KZPS, will broadcast hourly highlights, beginning at 9:00am Dallas time, ending 9:00pm. Programme details here.

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.

Our thanks to everyone who has contributed additional information to this, including David Smith, Floydian Theo (PF Fans Nederland), Alex (from Argentina), Philipp Wunscher, Dean Bennison, Zvia (Israeli PF Forum), Fabian Piller, Jim Highfield, Marc Malagelada, Thomas Rumohr, Pawel Dumnicki, Christoph Watz, Thierry Roelens, Vijay Veerappan, Okan Dogu, Joseph Zahra, Dieter Termote, Jeff Pimentel, Eric Pelletier, Lisa Davis, Michel Andre de la Porte, Dean Meneilley, Bernard Gauvin, Jim Adair, Glenn Wallis, Mitch Harty, ssan, Juan Pablo Barrera, Charles Marsh, Daniela Mende, Drake Dewar, Sean Pincombe, Clarke Sammons, Darryl Alber, Luis, Yuri Ismael, Pat Cotter, Eduardo Martins, Stefano Gaito Criscuolo, Fernando Castillo, Ivan Ivkovic, RonToon, Wolfgang Seyfried, Christoph Watz, Thies Scherrer, Eric Wilson, Frederic Lepla, George K, Ryuko, Robert Perry, Peter H, Richard Thompson, Chris Ferguson, Thomas Gruberski, Savvas L., Erinaceus Bellis, Grigore Claudia, Canito, Paul Powell Jr., bobclose, Chad Gorski and especially Salvatore Moceri, who supplied a lot of this information.

If you have any additional information or corrections, please let us know. Thanks!


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