The Straits Times
Published on Oct 05, 2012

Jay-Z to stream concert on his new YouTube channel


NEW YORK (AP) - Jay-Z is live-streaming the last of his eight concerts at New York City's Barclays Centre for the launch of his new YouTube channel.

The rapper announced on Thursday his performance at the new Brooklyn sports arena will be live-streamed on Saturday at 9.30pm Eastern time (Sunday, 9.30am Singapore time). He says it'll air on his new Life and Times channel.

Jay-Z's new channel is part of an original programming initiative by YouTube, owned by Mountain View, California-based Google Life and Times promises a line-up of "in-depth lifestyle pieces" based on the tastes and interests of Jay-Z.

The rapper is christening the Barclays Centre with a week-long series of shows. The arena is the new home of the NBA's Brooklyn Nets, of which Jay-Z is a minority owner.