Facebook, the biggest social media platform in the world with more than 800 million active users worldwide, will be cashing on its supremo status by broadcasting ?Michael Forever? tribute concert?via its pay-per-view system on 8 October.
Milyoni, a?Facebook-based commerce company, is joining hands with Ridgeline Entertainment to broadcast Facebook’s first ever global live broadcast live from the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales,?this weekend.
Famous pop stars performing live at the tribute concert include Leona Lewis, The Black Eyed Peas, Jennifer Hudson, Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Craig David, 3T and many others. Organisers of the event expect a huge audience as mammoth fan following of the legendary Michael Jackson will combine with fans of other stars participating in the event.
Tickets range from $85 for general admission to $150 for the “golden circle” in front of the stage. For people willing to pay $7300, they will be entertained at the?hospitality packages?spread across a dozen VIP guests.
On the other hand, tickets for the live online broadcast will cost $3.99 via PayPal and $4.99 on the day of the show. Users can also pay the equivalent amount via Facebook Credits, either 40 Credits in advance or 50 on the day of the show.
According to some social media researchers, Facebook is good at what they do and will be setting a trend in online live broadcasting which may beat YouTube in near future.
However, not everyone is happy with this live telecast. Some members from Michael?s family think this is not the right time for a global broadcast of the event, considering the ongoing inquest into the pop legend’s death and the fact that media is generating hype and using his name to earn money. Nevertheless, Michael Jackson fans who couldn’t get hands on the concert tickets are already excited about the live Facebook broadcast this weekend.