U2 to Broadcast Concert on Internet Via Broadband

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5.22.00 - Reuters

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rock band U2 has said it will broadcast its popular PopMart Concert for three weeks starting on June 8 using Burst.Com's new broadband delivery technology.

The PopMart World Tour, launched to promote U2's eighth studio album, POP, was a giant, high- tech extravaganza and was held throughout the world in 1997 and 1998.

"As a band dedicated to pushing the technological envelope, U2's PopMart concert is the ideal vehicle to showcase high-quality video-on-demand," said Richard Lang, chief executive of San Francisco-based burst.com.

The concert will be available free for a few weeks at (http:///www.U2.burst.com).

The concert will be delivered with Burst's technology that the company said allows for the best possible video at almost any connection speed.

"The band purposely waited to premiere the PopMart on the Net until there was technology available that could match the tour's cutting-edge visual staging and audio dynamic," said U2's lead guitarist Edge.

"Burst's technology can translate our vision for PopMart to the Internet, enabling us to give something back to our fans."

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