The media has become awash with coverage of the late King of Pop. This surprising and tragic event has left the world in shock and news networks have scrambled to get any news they can.
Michael’s funeral has been reported to be scheduled for Tuesday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, despite previous rumors that it would be held at the Neverland ranch (and yes, people will be buying tickets to a funeral).
Newspapers are already touting that it will be the biggest celebrity funeral ever with hundreds of thousands taking to the streets in Los Angeles to get close to the memorial.
Big live events that happen during the day often attract a large online audience since many office workers will use their PC at work.
When Obama’s Inauguration took place online viewing actually exceeded regular TV viewing with Nielson reporting nearly 40 million viewers, whereas online viewing was estimated to be around 70 million.
Given that interest in Michael Jackson’s death has already trumped Obama’s inauguration in the blogosphere, we can expect to see record breaking online viewers.
Where to Watch Online?
There will be a large selection of live online coverage of Michael Jackson’s funeral. The major news networks such as Fox, ABC, the BBC and CNN will likely provide live streams on their website. In addition broadband video sites like Hulu, uStream, LiveStation and others will likely broadcast the memorial service online.
WebTvHub previously gave a comprehensive list of ways to watch Obama’s Inauguration online, and are doing the same thing for Michal Jackson’s funeral here.