Huckabee Invokes Bono

Huckabee hosts a show on Fox News and did interview Bono at the end of last year and last night he threw out Bono's name with the following comments. Hum, are we sure Bono would support such comments ? - No word from Bono's camp. 

"Sometimes — sometimes we get so close to the picture, we really can’t see it clearly.  I’ve had the privilege of working with Bono for the past few years in the One Campaign to fight AIDS and hunger and disease around the world.  Bono is an Irishman and a great humanitarian.  And I remember him telling me of his admiration for America.  He said, ‘America’s more than just a country.  We are an idea.’ And he reminded me that we are an exceptional nation with an extraordinary history who owes it to the generations who are coming after us to leave them with an extraordinary legacy.”

U2 360° Coming to Canal+ !

UK-based distributor Precious Media has completed a raft of international deals for U2 360° - At the Rose Bowl, selling the music programme into more than 30 territories.

The high definition show is a made-for-TV edit of the DVD of the same name featuring live concert footage and interviews with the band, and is available in 44-, 48- and 58-minute versions.

It has been picked up by Canal + (France and Spain); ProSiebenSat.1 and Servus TV (Germany); RSI (Switzerland); Fox (Portugal); Antena 1 (Greece); Max and Channel V (Australia); Wowow (Japan); RSI (Switzerland); NRK 1 (Norway); YLE (Finland); HBO Adria (Croatia); Servus TV (Austria); HBO Bulgaria (Bulgaria); HBO Romania (Romania); NTV (Turkey); Channel V China (China); Star World SE Asia (Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Myanmar and Hong Kong); Star World (India); Global TV (Indonesia); Channel 5 (Singapore); TVBS (Taiwan); Channel V Thailand (Thailand); YAN and HN TV (Vietnam); Globosat (Brazil); CTV (Canada); and Red Media Moscow (Russia).

UK satcaster Sky1 also picked up rights to the show, which it aired last month. The concert was recorded at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena as part of the U2 360° Tour and was originally broadcast on YouTube, where it attracted an audience of more than 10 million.

The programme is a Whizz Kid Entertainment production for Principle Management and Mercury Records, part of Universal Music Group. It was directed by Tom Krueger, produced by Katherine Allen and Ned O’Hanlon, and exec produced by Malcolm Gerrie for Whizz Kid Entertainment and U2 manager Paul McGuinness.