MTV to re-telecast Live 8, commercial-free

MUMBAI: MTV is responding to complaints that the channel's coverage of Live 8 on 2 July was overshadowed by commercials and other fill-ins. The channel will air 10 commercial-free hours of performances on 10 July.


"Viewers will be able to see the entire sets of U2, Coldplay, Pink Floyd, Kanye West and Green Day on either MTV or VH1, and sometimes both", a media report has quoted MTV Networks Music president Van Toffler as saying. VH1 will air selected performances between 10 am and 3 pm while MTV will show performances between 3 and 8 pm.



MTV has reportedly received complaints from more than 2,000 viewers about its eight hours of Live 8 coverage on 2 July. The complaint was, between commercials, interviews and reports from correspondents, MTV often showed only a song or two from several of the performances.

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