17 Comments

Summary:

UPDATED: Wyclef Jean, Sting, Bruce Springsteen, Mary J. Blige, Shakira, Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera, Dave Matthews and Justin Timberlake are just a few of music stars that will take part in tonight’s Hope For Haiti Now benefit concert, starting at 5 p.m. PST and 8 p.m. […]

UPDATED: Wyclef Jean, Sting, Bruce Springsteen, Mary J. Blige, Shakira, Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera, Dave Matthews and Justin Timberlake are just a few of music stars that will take part in tonight’s Hope For Haiti Now benefit concert, starting at 5 p.m. PST and 8 p.m. EST. They’ll be supported by Hollywood talent like Will Smith, Brad Pitt, Clint Eastwood, Denzel Washington, Halle Berry, Jon Stewart, Julia Roberts and Leonardo DiCaprio, according to MTV.com. The concert will air simultaneously on pretty much all the major broadcast and many cable channels, and the organizers of the event already call it the biggest telethon in TV history.

But what do you do if you’re stuck at an office with no TV in sight? No worries: It looks like Hope for Haiti Now is slated to also break a few records online, where the concert will be live-streamed on more than a dozen major sites.

YouTube will stream the event at youtube.com/hopeforhaitinow, and Google has been busy promoting the site with keyword ads on its search engine.

Yahoo.com is also slated to stream the concert on its site.

Hulu will feature the live webcast on its home page. The site is also making an embeddable version of its player available, so bloggers can incorporate the livestream into their own sites.

AOL.com will carry the event as well.

Facebook will air the telethon at www.facebook.com/DisasterRelief. The page also features links to reputable charities as well as a link to the Facebook fundraising app Causes, which has raised about $400,000 for Haiti relief in the first week after the earthquake, according to a Facebook spokesperson.

MySpace will stream the event on its site. Update: MySpace told us the event will be available at www.myspace.com/helphaiti courtesy of MTV.

E!Online, as well as Fancast, will stream Hope for Haiti Now, according to a Comcast spokesperson, and the cable operator is considering featuring the concert on additional online properties as well.

MSN.com as well as Bing.com will also webcast the concert.

Rhapsody is not only streaming the concert, but will also sell live recordings, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the charities connected to the event.

MTV will stream Hope for Haiti Now on MTV.com, VH1.com and BET.com. Update: MTV.com and HV1.com will feature a social chat widget provided by Gigya.

CNN will air the event on CNN.com Live, which could be a good bet if other streams go down. CNN Live uses P2P-supported streaming powered by Octoshape, which enabled the site to serve more live streams of the Obama inauguration than any other online property.

Hope for Haiti Now will also be live streamed on mobile devices from Alltel, AT&T, Sprint, Verizon and FloTV.

Update: Other sites streaming the show include Bebo, Buddy TV, Causecast, EpixHD.com, Gawker, Huffington Post, Metacafe, NBC.com, Oprah.com, PerezHilton, Veoh and VEVO. The streams across these sites will be powered by Akamai (a akam).

Hopeforhaitinow.org will feature a live Twitter feed related to the event. Users will be able to view tweets based by country.

We’ll be adding more links and details throughout the day.

  1. BuddyTV is also supporting “Hope for Haiti”. We’re the #1 independent site for TV fans and will be promoting the telethon to our audience. See it here when the show starts tonight: http://www.buddytv.com/articles/home-page-blog/watch-hope-for-haiti-telethon-33925.aspx

    Share
  2. [...] and SIRIUS XM are just a few that will carry the telethon.  For additional outlets, click here and here, or check your local newspaper’s entertainment listings.  The Hope for Haiti Now web page [...]

    Share
  3. In the UK/Ireland, the concert is on all the MTV channels, National Geographic, E! Entertainment & TV3 Ireland at 1am. :P

    Share
  4. 44-D’s will be LIVE streaming and LIVE blogging the ‘Hope for Haiti Telethon’
    http://tinyurl.com/yfjuhdv

    Share
  5. [...] Tonight’s telethon begins at 8:00 p.m. tonight, and many more details (including links through which to donate now) are available here. Also note that links for where to watch the telethon online are available here. [...]

    Share
  6. [...] more | apply | buttons Movie: Bel Ami Plays: Georges Duroy Status: Pre-Production Info: IMDB Movie: Eclipse Plays: Edward Cullen Status: Post-Production Info: IMDB Movie: Remember Me Plays: Tyler Roth Status: Post-Production Info: IMDB Movie: New Moon Plays: Edward Cullen Status: In Theaters Info: IMDB Owner: Mary & NaomiCo-Web: Kate Online Since: May 2009 Hosted By: Fansites.org Sponsered By: Celebuzz.com Designed By: Gratrix Designs Hits: Hello and welcome to Rob-Pattitude. Please remember, we are in no way affiliated with Robert Pattinson. This is purely a FANSITE, made by fans just like you. If you want to use our pictures, info or news, please ask permission before doing so, and please don't forget to link back to Rob-Pattitude. Thank You and Enjoy!!! Watch the Haiti telethon online Posted by: Naomi · Date: January 23, 2010 · Categories: Uncategorized · ADD COMMENTS Hiyaa, For everyone that can’t see the show in their country click this link and you can see it live click here [...]

    Share
  7. [...] A maratona começa às 8:00 pm hoje à noite, e muito mais detalhes (incluindo as ligações e os números) estão disponíveis aqui. Além disso, note que os links para onde o relógio em que marca a maratona estão disponíveis aqui. [...]

    Share
  8. [...] El telemaraton de esta noche comienza a las 8:00 de la noche, y muchos más detalles (incluyendo links para donar desde ya mismo) están disponibles AQUÍ. También decir que los links para ver el telemaratón online están disponibles AQUÍ. [...]

    Share
  9. Is anyone besides hulu giving the embed code? It’s not working for me.

    Share
    1. It seems like they changed it last second. I’ll check with them and see what happened.

      Share
  10. [...] може да гледате: CNN Live YouTube.com/HopeForHaitiNow http://www.hulu.com MySpace.com/HelpHaiti http://www.Facebook.com/DisasterRelief http://www.Fancast.com CBS Huffington [...]

    Share

Comments have been disabled for this post