Live Earth Sets Online Streaming Record With 9 Million Views
For the past 24 hours, the world has been tuning in to Live Earth with television, radio, and especially the Internet. MSN has announced that their live streams of the concerts have been viewed more than 9 million times — a new record previously held by the Live 8 Concert back in 2005. From the article,
“Control Room, producer of Live Earth and Live 8, said it found that the on-demand streams in the days after the Live 8 had the most impact, especially after clips were passed around by e-mail. Live 8 was streamed by users more than 100 million times in the six weeks following the shows. Live Earth is predicted to be three times bigger with organizers expecting more than 80 percent of the viewership will be on-demand in the days after the event.”
I can think of several concerts that I will checking out over the next several days — not to mention replaying some of the best moments from the U.S. and London gigs. As the organizers have reminded us again and again, Live Earth will be around long after Sting plays the last notes this evening. Hit the jump for more.