July 8, 2005

After debacle, MTV, VH1 will rerun Live 8 shows

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - After a drubbing from
critics, MTV and VH1 will rerun 10 hours of coverage of the
Live 8 concert events without commercials on Saturday.

VH1 will carry the first five hours from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.,
while MTV will carry the second leg from 3-8 p.m.

MTV was roundly assailed by pundits and critics for the
frequent commercial breaks and other interruptions during its
live coverage of the July 2 concerts.

"In the wake of our coverage, our viewers have resoundingly
told us online they want to see full performances from their
favorite artists," MTV Networks Music Group president Van
Toffler said Thursday.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter