Saturday, October 14, 2006

The New TV: video sharing

I thought it'd be useful to put some links up to fully explain the growing 'user generated TV' phenomenon that is being talked about right now. There are some TV stations broadcasting already in the UK, or just about to start. There are also websites ... but who knows what's what or how we'll be watching content because, to put it crudely. websites will be the same as TV in the near future anyway.


Fame TV launches on Sky in November

MTV Flux launched in September | Read Wikipedia's entry about MTV Flux

Propeller TV propelling student film makers and emerging talent up the career ladder (195 on Sky) | Read Wikipedia's entry about Propeller TV

Current TV Al Gore's much talked about station coming to the UK in 2007 | Read Wikipedia's entry about Current TV

WEBSITES - Broadcast yourself (recently bought by Google) | Read Wikipedia's entry about YouTube

Google Video

GoFish | Read Wikipedia's entry about GoFish

Read more about video sharing on Wikipedia


Related stories from newspapers and the web in the last two weeks.

Five video-on-demand site goes live

The vision thing -- A year after it was launched, YouTube is being sold for almost £900m. But what is Google buying? The world's biggest collection of pop videos and silly
home movies - or something that could change the face of policing, politics and the web? John Harris reports.

Gore joins forces with Murdochs for user-generated web/TV network -- "the democratisation of the television medium" says Gore. Current TV service to launch in UK before going global. BSkyB says deal is first step to more initiatives.

Murdoch says future is user-generated -- Speaking about Sky's collaboration with Current TV, the head of BSkyB says that the new video sharing trend will push existing production companies out of their comfort zone. "Producers have to engage with wider communities [and recognise] that it is not a fad, a niche, a blip that is going to go away." says James Murdoch.

Google nets YouTube in $1.65bn takeover -- The founders of the video website YouTube last night accepted a $1.65bn (£880m) takeover offer from Google for their 20-month-old venture, which has a big
online following but has yet to make money.

Am hoping to update this weblog entry at some stage, so if you see it reappear it's an update not a repeat ;)

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