Posts made in February, 2008

Flight of the Conchords – Hilarious

Posted by on Feb 17, 2008 in Featured Channels | 1 comment

Flight of the Conchords Video SelectionOut of New Zealand, the Flight of the Conchords channel is utterly hilarious. It’s a random channel featuring hand picked clips of the very best of this insane genius comedy duo. If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out.

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Some Valentines updates – random background, clip counter and more!

Posted by on Feb 14, 2008 in Change Log | 0 comments

A number of improvements today…

You will now see random background images in your Editor. This feature was available before but now it is enabled by default. You can still choose a specific background in the Channel Settings though – ‘Grass’ is rather nice :-)

We’ve introduced a clip counter in the Editor so now you know how many clips you have in your library. This helps out with managing the 100 clip limit announced a couple of days back, which will be implemented later this weekend.

We’ve also improved the navigation of the site – a click on the WorldTV logo will now take you to the homepage. We will be rolling this ‘click the logo’ feature across the site and there may still be a few more places we need to change.

We’ve added a ‘Why not create your own channel at WorldTV?’ promo message to the Player which will help convert casual viewers into community users of the site. Don’t worry, you can remove it if you wish (see below for more). The message should benefit everyone though, as it will mean more viewers checking out other channels. If you want to help us build the WorldTV community, please consider leaving it enabled for a while.

If you prefer to remove it, you can disable it in your Channel Settings. It will always be our philosophy to give channel owners this kind of ‘opt-out’ control, as we think it’s important to do this.

The ring binder on the Editor is gone! Some of us are sad to see it go, but hey, most people weren’t crazy about it. We’re working to spruce up the design in general, and some newly added transparency to the Editor is also a new feature today. It means the background image shows through a bit more.

That’s your lot for now… more improvements coming soon!

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Scotty, teletransportame!

Posted by on Feb 13, 2008 in Featured Channels | 3 comments

(La versión española abajo)

Like it or loathe it Star Trek is a worldwide phenomenon and what better way to showcase WorldTV’s global appeal than the Star Trek “Universe” in Spanish!

WorldTV channel Zonatrek (No.1 in Spain on the World Page) features a seamlessly edited collection of Star Trek Spanish language clips to please any discerning Latino Trekkie…

Now then, how do you say “Beam me Up” in Spanish again..?

Te encanté o lo odies, Star Trek es un fenómeno
mundial y qué mejor manera de satisfacer la demanda
internacional de WorldTV que el “Universo” de Star
Trek en español!

El canal de WorldTV Zonatrek (Nº 1 en España en
World Page) presenta una deliciosa y coherente colección de videos de Star Trek en español que encantar√° hasta al m√°s exigente Trekkie latino…

¬øPues entonces, cómo se dice “Beam me Up” en español..?

Para ver el canal Zonatrek de WorldTV haz clic aquí
To view WorldTV channel Zonatrek click here

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100 clip limit on playlist and library

Posted by on Feb 11, 2008 in Technical | 123 comments

(Page updated December 5th 2008)

By default the WorldTV system has a limit of displaying 100 clips in the Library and the Playlist (total 200 clips).

If you want to upgrade your Editor to 500 clips in the Library and Playlist (total 1000) you can now do so for a one-time fee of $10.

If you add more than 100 clips to either the Playlist or the Library (or both), older clips may disappear from view. The older ones are still ‘in the system’ however, and if you delete newer clips, the older ones will reappear.

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WorldTV is ‘Design-your-own-TV’ | Guardian Unlimited

Posted by on Feb 4, 2008 in Press Coverage | 0 comments

Jemima Kiss from the Guardian’s Digital Content Blog interviews WorldTV Founder Alx Klive and learns how he once got inebriated with Hunter S. Thompson, after he tried to run Alx over in his jeep.

(Alx has his own blog here)

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