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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:24 PM
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MTV Execs: Yeah, we screwed up with Live8
Here's a thought MTV, you know you messed up - why not broadcast the show again on TV highlighting the best of the concerts (ie Bono&Paul, Green Day, Pink Floyd) etc. That way those out there who have TV but poor or no internet connection can enjoy the broadcast

http://www.calendarlive.com/tv/cl-fi-mtv7jul07,0,444439...

MTV stung by Live 8 criticism


By Geoff Boucher and Chris Gaither, Times Staff Writers


NOTEBOOK: Robert Hilburn on Live 8 coverage


Bruised by harsh criticism and soft ratings, MTV executives Wednesday acknowledged missteps in their broadcast of last weekend's Live 8 concerts and hinted that they might retool the program and show it again.

Some kind of do-over is "not the craziest idea," said MTV Executive Vice President Van Toffler, who quipped that the Allman Brothers song "Whipping Post" best described his office's post-show morale.

Ratings released Wednesday show that the eight-hour live broadcast of Live 8 performances that aired Saturday on both MTV and sister station VH1 had an average viewership of only 2.2 million viewers less than the average audience for the Saturday afternoon airing of the 1999 film "Toy Story 2" on the Disney Channel.

MTV's handling of the concerts staged in London, Philadelphia and eight other cities was faulted for frequent cutaways from key musical moments to go to commercials, offstage banter or less compelling performances elsewhere.

"Knowing what I know now, I probably would have made the decision to go commercial-free," Toffler said.
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BattyDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:26 PM
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1. The problem is ...
there hasn't been music on MTV in such a long time that now they have no idea how to cover it! :eyes:
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:27 PM
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2. Point well taken...
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nickinSTL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:27 PM
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3. SSTV
I started referring to MTV as SSTV back in the early '90s.

SSTV=Stupid Show TV (which I know could apply to a LOT of channels :D)
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:56 PM
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4. mtv is such a disappointment. how are they going to take the idiots
and their running commentary out of the broadcast? I will not forgive them for Floyd
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