Apple: no live Macworld Expo Steve Jobs Keynote webcast (replay will be available after the event)

“A reader from MacRumors forwarded an e-mail that he/she had received from Apple regarding whether there would be a live stream available via the web for next week’s highly-anticipated keynote speech at Macworld San Francisco (which will, again, take place at 9am Pacific Time at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA on January 10th),” Jacqui Cheng reports for Ars technica. The e-mail reads:

Thank you for your email. A replay will be available on http://www.apple.com/quicktime/mac.html – but there are no plans for live streaming.

Cheng reports, “There has not been a live stream for a keynote address for a while now, which has saddened loyal Apple fans around the world, although there will still be streaming replays available afterwards as per the usual protocol these days. There are, however, always a number of sites that attempt to give live coverage via the web from the keynote itself (many of which often crash and burn in an ugly, firey server death at keynote time).”

Full article here.
Bookmark it now! We plan to cover Jobs’ keynote presentation live with bulleted text updates on a special “lite” web page here:
MacDailyNews & iPodDailyNews – Live Coverage of Macworld Expo 2006 Keynote

We hope to see just what our new server setup can achieve this time around. The link to the replay stream of the keynote should be added later in the day after Job’s keynote here: http://www.apple.com/quicktime/guide/appleevents/

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21 Comments

  1. Macaday:
    Actually, predictions out of MIT indicate that live streaming on the internet of a Stevenote would rend a small hole in the space-time continuum creating a spectacular event horizon and ending this instance of our multiverse. Luckily, the underground lab rats at Infinite Loop came to a similar conclusion. There you have it.

  2. I wonder if the decision to not webcast live was driven by the inability for the technology to handle the volume of traffic. I could be wrong, but I would think the live Apple MacWorld keynotes were one of the largest live internet webcasts ever.

    Can anyone think of another webcast that potentially had a larger live internet audience?

  3. I don’t understand why they stopped showing these events at the Apple stores since it seems like great free advertising.

    The last one i went to in Cambridge (the music event where Sarah Mclachlan sang) a bunch of people wandered into the store asking what we were all doing. It is pretty funny to watch non-Apple people wondering why anyone would take time out their day to watch the head of a tech company introduce new products. Most of them ended up staying around …

  4. I miss the live feed, but I must admit the thrill of having five or six tabs open with various sites who are covering the Expo, and the anticipation of waiting for them to update every two minutes is strangely fun.

    Christmas is but six days away!

  5. The inability of the technology to handle the demand of a live webcast is probably a part of the reason, but I suspect there is more to it than just that. I have to think Apple is taking a cue from some of some of Bill Gates public embarassments.

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