McCartney Concert Won't Be Televised

Contrary to earlier reports, Paul McCartney's Thursday concert in Tel Aviv will not be broadcast on Channel 10 television.

McCartney's London production company yesterday urged fans to buy tickets to the Park Hayarkon event, "the only way to be there with Paul and the band." The company also announced that the concert will include many Beatles hits.

The Israeli production company said yesterday that a Channel 10 broadcast van scouting the concert venue had been kicked off the premises by security guards. However, parts of the concert will be broadcast by Israel Radio and Army Radio.

Media sector sources said they believe Channel 10 tried to acquire broadcast rights to the concert from the London company, bypassing the Israeli producers. But the Israeli company feared the move would hurt sales of the pricey tickets, which cost NIS 500 each.

Responding to the announcement from London, Channel 10 said: "The intention had been to allow everyone to see this historic concert. It is unfortunate that the Israeli producers torpedoed the initiative."