: In HD: Live Earth Concert for 28 hours
The CTV network this week announced that on July 6th and 7th, the public broadcaster will be televising 28 straight hours of live high definition (HD) coverage of the Live Earth music event.
The Live Earth broadcast on CTV will feature rolling coverage from up to five concerts simultaneously and features performances from Madonna, Bon Jovi, The Police, Enrique Iglesias, Kelly Clarkson, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kanye West, Melissa Etheridge, Beastie Boys, Smashing Pumpkins, John Mayer, Shakira, Black Eyed Peas, Foo Fighters, Fall Out Boy, Duran Duran, The Pussycat Dolls and more.
Live coverage begins at 10 p.m. ET on Friday, July 6 when the first artists take to the stage in Sydney, Australia and continues until 11 p.m. ET on Saturday, July 7, when the historic event concludes at Giants Stadium in New Jersey. Viewers in British Columbia will see 28 hours of coverage, beginning at 7 p.m. PT on July 6 and continuing to 11 p.m. PT on July 7.
2007-06-29, 02:04 PM
Awesome! Thanks for the heads up Hugh.
I haven't watched much in the way of live concerts but I'm looking forward to recording and watching a bit of this.
I'm not sure what the HD will be like but I assume the stuff in Giants stadium and wembley could be pretty cool.
Deleted some posts. THis thread is about the Live Earth concert and broadcast so please stay on topic.
The quality of this past weekend's Diana concerts makes me optimistic that the Wembley stuff should be just fine in HD. Most of the bands I want to see are performing there.
Gots to clear some space on the PVR.
2007-07-04, 02:00 PM
Good to see the new Wembley looking pukka and people really having a smashing jolly good time. It sure is one busy place of late, with all the football, concerts et al
2007-07-05, 08:25 AM
I will be out and about so if I miss most of it, I will see what I can on msn or ctv broadband if carries it like Diana concert
2007-07-05, 11:48 AM
It will be all over the net anyway, like the one last weekend
2007-07-05, 01:50 PM
If you have XM, they are covering the whole thing on several channels. One channel (I think 40) has a 'mix' of concerts from all over (similar to what we will likely get on CTV) and then each venue around the world has it's own channel dedicated to it.
Complete XM and Sirius details in the respective forums.
Following was from todays press release regarding Television broadcast
The Schedule (all times ET and subject to change)
* 9 p.m. on Friday, July 6 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, July 7 (6 p.m. PT
on Friday, July 6 to 11 p.m. PT on Saturday, July 7): live highlights
from nine concert events featuring more than 150 artists around the
world: Sydney, Tokyo/Kyoto, Shanghai, Hamburg, London, Johannesburg,
Washington, Rio de Janeiro and New Jersey
* 9 p.m. on Friday, July 6 to 7 a.m. on Saturday, July 7: Live Earth:
Sydney in its entirety
* 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. on July 7: Live Earth: London in its entirety
* 11 p.m. on Friday July 6 to 8 a.m. on July 7: Live Earth: Tokyo in
* 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. on July 7: Live Earth: Washington in its
* 2:30 - 11 p.m. on July 7: Live Earth: New Jersey in its entirety
* 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. on July 7: Live Earth: Hamburg in its entirety
* 7 - 10 a.m. on July 7: Live Earth: Shanghai in its entirety
* 10 a.m. - 12 noon on July 7: Live Earth: Kyoto in its entirety (tape-
* 3 - 10 p.m. on July 7: Live Earth: Rio de Janeiro in its entirety
* 12 noon - 5:30 p.m. on July 7: Live Earth: Johannesburg in its
CHUM Radio Network
* From 7 a.m. - 11 p.m. on July 7: Live highlights from around the
world on the following radio stations: 101.3 The River (Prince
George), 107.3 KOOL FM (Victoria), 91.7 The Bounce (Edmonton), Q94 FM
(Winnipeg), 98.3 FLY FM (Kingston), 105.3 KOOL FM (Kitchener), 103.1
FRESH FM (London), 93.9 BOB FM (Ottawa), Mix 106 (Owen Sound), 104.5
CHUM FM (Toronto), C100 FM (Halifax), 94.7 OZ FM (St. John's
2007-07-05, 08:01 PM
NBC has a highlight show 8 to 11 on Saturday evening....in HD
2007-07-06, 10:42 AM
Something for BEV customers:
2007-07-06, 06:45 PM
Just leave it on CTV HD ...
No need to be flipping channels!
CTV is sure making good use of it's new acquired specialty channels. So far, CFTO-DT has been excellent. Very good HD PQ. I find it strange to see CTV/CHUM personalities together. It really hit me that CTV has absorbed CHUM when I saw Much Headquarters on CTV.
2007-07-07, 01:28 AM
It is indeed disconcerting to see the CTV/MTV talking heads in the Much building. :o (If Ben Mulroney makes an appearance, I'm switchin' the station!)
I noticed CTV keeps talking throughout the show about how they are even saving energy during this broadcast.
I thought they would mention the fact that the biggest energy savings from CTV come by keeping CTV HD Vancouver transmitter operating at super-ultra-low power since it went on air (broadcasting at something like 0.3 KW or so, while most HD stations in neighbouring Seattle broadcast at avarage 500-1000 KW) making a history in power savings in all of North America.
2007-07-07, 10:23 AM
The Sarah Brightman performance from Shanghai just made the hair on my neck stand up. Not that I'm a fan, but the contrast to Snoop Dog just prior, the rainstorm and the amazing setting made this an epic moment.
The HD quality has been excellent everytime I've checked in with the broadcast, a stunning technical achievement!
2007-07-07, 10:27 AM
Yes the Sarah Brighman part was great. So was Genesis. The only improvement would be 5.1 audio. Maybe NBC will be in 5.1 tonight.
2007-07-07, 12:33 PM
Watching off and on I have to say HD looks really good but the audio is terrible.
2007-07-07, 12:46 PM
Haven't seen much of the concert (some SD and some HD), the HD looked great, but I hated the band (Black-eyed Peas). Sound wasn't too bad. SD from Tokyo (Star) wasn't too bad. The band was Japanese and their music was too laid back and cerebral for 9:00 a.m in the morning (my time). I also have to wonder how many of the performers are purchasing carbon credits to move themselves and their equipment around the globe?