Undo.TV is up and looks fabulous and energetic! It looks like it has a lot of potential!
The following note appears on the Undo.tv “About Us” page:
Today, the idea of a tech-centric TV network has disappeared from the minds of Hollywood’s elite. Par for the course! Passionate communities are often kept an arm’s length away from their favorite broadcasted content in traditional media circles.
It’s time to undo that way of thinking, don’t you think?
TechTV alumni just wanted a place where we could all come together and funnel our independent efforts. “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts” keeps ringing through my head – not just our existing content, but NEW stuff (and NEW faces) as well. Leo Laporte and I have done our best to set the stage for UndoTV.
The blogger Steve Borsch commented in a previous thread: “So, who decides what gets ‘on’ UndoTV? Who the talent is? What emerges?” The UndoTV talent base is starting with the former ZDTV / TechTV staff, previous show guests, and vetted friends. Without a base of quality content, we’d be nothing more than a video portal clone.
Everybody is welcome here.
The community (you) will determine the direction of our efforts. Certainly, some former TechTV talent has gone on to do fantastic productions far outside the realm of the tech industry. Everybody is welcome to help us undo the idea of television – helping reinvent the way community can influence the active development of a site, its content, and its superstars.
You are tomorrow’s network. You control the horizontal – and the vertical, too. As such, we only want to see your own creations here. If you want to upload someone else’s content, please do so elsewhere? It’s the community’s job to keep this community clean, cool, and collected. We hope you take that responsibility to heart.
Expect, in short time, new features and functionality, new ways to interact, and new ways to find a passionate audience for your own talents.
Leo Laporte Chris Pirillo
And with that, Undo.tv gets a good start on the way to being a central web location for technology and technology programming on the web, specifically the endeavors of TechTV Alumni and their new projects! The site is broken up into audio, video, photo, and text categories to accomodate a waide range and variety of projects and content to be uploaded, so it looks like they have their bases covered.
Chris and Leo have a lot at stake with this new network, and a lot of content worth delivering. Here’s hoping that when the official launch comes, Undo.TV is a robust network that can be a central locale for all manner of project from TechTV Alumni. No worries though, we’ll still cover it all at TechTV Forever at the same time!
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