WNET to Stream New York Philharmonic Concert from North Korea

WNET New York will stream the New York Philharmonic's historic concert in North Korea on its Web site, the first ever live video stream for the noncommercial station. But surfers will have to rise early to help make history.

The Webcast will stream at 4 a.m. Feb. 26. It will be available later in the day for on-demand streaming.

WNET, the station, will air the concert at 8 p.m. in edited form as part of its Great Performances series, then go wide with the show on PBS Feb. 28 at 9 p.m. (WNET is one of PBS' chief programming partners).

The broadcast will include behind-the-scenes coverage of the event from ABC News' Bob Woodruff. But Woodruff will do more than covering sax and violins in Korea -- ABC said he will also report on the country's "denuclearization process" in his second visit to North Korea.

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.