WorldTV broadcasts surprise U2 gig LIVE

Posted by on Mar 5, 2009 in General News | 1 comment

U2 live London gigWell this past Friday was an eventful day at WorldTV… thanks to a tip from a friend, the power of Twitter and then a sequence of serendipitous events, WorldTV pushed the envelope using our experimental live channel and broadcast the only LIVE video stream of U2′s surprise gig from a rooftop in central London.

After getting the heads-up from an industry friend, it began with our founder experimenting and creating a live audio broadcast of the band interview preceding the show. It soon became a live global video broadcast as our founder tracked down a video feed of the event from the BBC and made the necessary technical adjustments on the fly. Within minutes more than 500 people were watching the event from the four corners of the earth.

As one WorldTV user said, “… I’d like to thank you for broadcasting live the U2 gig last night in UK. I’m in the Philippines and, obviously, I can’t watch BBC. It was my birthday yesterday and your move was one of the greatest birthday gifts I’ve ever had in my entire life…”

If you missed the gig you can catch it here and watch this space for many more exciting and interesting experiments to come.

If you’re a food or drink lover you won’t want to miss our first ‘official’ live broadcast taking place this Friday.

One Comment

  1. Felicidades por los exitos logrados en tan poco tiempo, No podemos estar presente para brindar junto a ustedes, por lo lejos que nos queda vivimos en Uruguay.

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    Congratulations on the successes achieved so quickly, we cannot be present to bring with you, so far we still live in Uruguay.

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