This is a minute by minute review of the MTV "Live Aid" live broadcast on July 13th, 1985 :
MTV being a private chanel, they inserted advertisements, and as the money raised from these
advertisment was reversed to Live Aid, they inserted a lot of advertisments. Some acts where just
incomplete (like Queen) some other where axed in a middle of a song
(like Judas Priest and Eric Clapton ...) which is not very clever
as there was plenty of time inbetween performances to insert the commercials ...
But as most breaks included messages from various personnalities about the cause and details
on "how to give" this was a pain for a good.
One other good point for MTV, was that they had lots of journalists hanging around and doing interviews with the
artists, which is great.
It is not our favorite source of watching, but at least they didn't messed it all like ABC ...