<img alt="" style="float: left;" src="/images/events/fifa_world_cup_concert.jpg" />In VEVO's first foray into live music streaming on a global scale, the web's leading premium music video and entertainment service will webcast the FIFA WORLD CUP™ KICK–OFF CELEBRATION CONCERT live on June 10 from Soweto/Johannesburg, South Africa. The event, executive-produced by Kevin Wall and his company, Control Room, the world's leading creative force behind global music events, will feature performances from Alicia Keys, Amadou & Mariam, Angélique Kidjo, Black Eyed Peas, BLK JKS, John Legend, Juanes, Shakira, The Parlotones, Tinariwen, Vieux Farka Touré and Vusi Mahlasela, in addition to other international superstars, and will be exclusively available on demand afterwards. Additionally, VEVO has partnered with 1GOAL, which is co-chaired by Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan and is leveraging the FIFA WORLD CUP™ KICK-OFF CELEBRATION CONCERT as a global communications platform to mobilize public support to hold governments to their promises to enable every child to receive a classroom education by 2015.<br />The announcements were made today by Rio Caraeff (President and CEO, VEVO).<
Following a demand from Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) for a live feed of the BP oil spill to be made publicly available on the web, BP said they would release the feed. It is now shown on the website of Markey’s Select Committee on Energy Independent and Global Warming.
“This may be BP’s footage, but it’s America’s ocean. Now anyone will be able to see the real-time effects the BP spill is having on our ocean,” said Rep. Markey, who conducted a briefing today with independent scientists where he reiterated the call for a video feed. “This footage will aid analysis by independent scientists blocked by BP from coming to see the spill.”