The world may have lost the King of Pop but that doesn’t mean his legacy has died as well. The world is excited about Michael Jackson tribute concert scheduled for next month in UK and this tribute concert is going to be the first global pay-per-view broadcast of the world’s biggest social network, Facebook.
As previously mentioned, Facebook is the world’s biggest social network without over 800 million worldwide active monthly users. So you can imagine how many people would be excited about the Michael Jackson tribute concert broadcast on Facebook. This is the first time that Facebook is doing a global pay-per-view broadcast of an event.
Milyoni, a Facebook based commerce company, has teamed up with Ridgeline Entertainment to produce Facebook’s first even global broadcast. The event is called Michael Jackson ‘Michael Forever’ tribute concert and will be held at Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales on October 8 2011.
Many famous names of the industry are said to be performing at the Michael Jackson tribute concert. These include, but are not limited to, Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson, Cee Lo Green, The Black Eyed Peas, Leona Lewis, Craig David etc. Organizers expect a huge audience because apart from the mammoth fan following of the King of Pop, all of these starts have their own fair share of fans, the two together could mean an unbelievable turn out at the concert.
So how will you be able to watch Michael Jackson tribute concert online after failing to procure venue tickets priced from $85 way up to $375? This Facebook global pay-per-view broadcast of the event isn’t going to be free, at the moment you’ll have to pay $3.99 or 40 Facebook credits via PayPal in advance while paying at the day of the concert will cost you a dollar more or 50 Facebook credits on top of the aforementioned charge.
Facebook is the perfect platform for a global broadcast and many more and bound of follow suit in the future. However some members of Michael’s family think that the timing isn’t right for a global broadcast considering the fact that his death is getting more than its fair share of press in the manslaughter hearings of his doctor, Conrad Murray. Nevertheless, who’s excited about watching Michael Jackson tribute concert via Facebook?