Friday, December 09, 2005 - Technology - TiVo Launches Test Of Video Blog Downloading Service

"Digital video recorder maker Tivo is launching a trial run for a new video blog downloading service.

The initial trial will offer TiVo owners of the company's broadband connected Series2 DVR's the opportunity to download episodes of the video blog Rocketboom.

Rocketboom is a daily three-minute video newscast, which is heavy on the offbeat news and sardonic humor. The show is directed and produced online by Andrew Baron and co-written with host Amanda Congdon.

The trial is set to launch Monday, and the daily videos should be available for viewing by early evening.

TiVo owners can subscribe or get more details here. "

"The TiVo Videoblog Project is currently experimenting with ways to make the new medium of videoblogs accessible on television. If you have a videoblog or are interested in participating, please fill out this form."

Amanda Congdon, Rocketboom. Artwork: Jawboner Radio


"Giving up no creative control, Ms. Congdon and Mr. Baron will get 50 percent of the revenue from ads sold by TiVo to appear before and after their newscast, and their show will gain access to more than 300,000 TV sets connected to those new TiVo boxes."

Let the tomato-throwing begin.

Of course, I'm really insanely jealous! Congrats again, guys.

And they're not the only ones mentioned - dig this:

"The best vlogs, like Scratch Video and Minnesota Stories,above, can turn personal narrative about the tedious or mundane into microdocumentaries of wit, beauty and intelligence. A year ago there were fewer than two dozen active vlogs; now there are some 2,000." (yahoo videoblogging group)


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