Posts made in August, 2008

Toby’s Choice – Week 6

Posted by on Aug 31, 2008 in Featured Channels | 1 comment

Charity they say begins at home but with the advent of the world wide web we can easily raise awareness to help others less fortunate than ourselves in all corners of the world.  Here are some worthy WorldTV charity channels with video clips related to each cause, in no particular order..

Greenpeace – worldtv.com/greenpeace

Founded in 1971 “Greenpeace is a global campaigning organisation that acts to change attitudes and behaviour, to protect and conserve the environment and to promote peace by..” click here to visit website The rainbow clad Greenpeace boats were made famous by the sinking of the original Rainbow Warrior by the French Intelligence Service in the 1980′s.


WWF – worldtv.com/wwf

WWF is described as “A history of a global environmental conservation organization” and with its magnetically enticing logo “in almost 5 decades WWF (formerly known as the World Wildlife Fund) has become one of the largest and most respected independent conservation organizations.” Click here to visit WWF website




Amnesty International – worldtv.com/amnesty_international

“Amnesty International is a worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights for all.

Our supporters are outraged by human rights abuses but inspired by hope for a better world – so we work to improve human rights through campaigning and international solidarity.” Click here to visit Amnesty website



Unicef – worldtv.com/unicef

For the kids “UNICEF is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to advocate for the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential.” Click here to read the Unicef Mission Statement in full and visit the site


Red Cross – worldtv.com/red_cross

“The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is the world’s largest humanitarian network. The Movement is neutral and impartial, and provides protection and assistance to people affected by disasters and conflicts.” Click here to visit the Red Cross website



Toby’s Choice will be back in two weeks time as Toby is taking a well earned rest in the Balearic sunshine..

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Toby’s Choice – Week 5

Posted by on Aug 24, 2008 in Featured Channels | 5 comments

This week Toby’s Choice collects channels from Argentina, Canada, Britain, Chile and America covering a host of topics such as Music, Sport, Documentaries and plain old Revolutionaries!

1. Juan Manuel Fangio – worldtv.com/juan_manuel_fangio

Juan Manuel Fangio was the best driver ever to come out of Argentina and was the dominant force in the yearly ears of Formula One.  Watch this channel for some classic rubber burning footage from those glorious racing days where technological superiority was second to raw driving talent.



2. Isaac Hayes – worldtv.com/isaac_hayes

Isaac Hayes RIP best known for his “Theme to Shaft” has left this building for funk Nirvana and will be missed for his crazy suits, deep undertones and song writing, especially for lyrics like “he’s a complicated man, no-one understands him but his woman,,,” Genius!



3. Ch̬ Guevara Рworldtv.com/che_guevara

Ernesto Che Guevara has been a global icon for 50 years with the image to the left being one of the most used and recognized images of our generation.  A fascinating man for his dedication and harsh execution of his beliefs and a staple t-shirt for any discerning student.  (Him and Bob Marley..)



Extra

worldtv.com/Turntablism starts with a documentary on the artistry of Turntablism = A DJ, 2 x Decks and a Mixer, a subject close to my heart. Some great music, history and incredible deck wrecking scratch skills from the best of the best.

worldtv.com/documentarytv A cracking channel from Canada which, in the interests of research of course, had me watching for perhaps longer than i should on a working day!  Documentaries about our Planet and Philosophy.

worldtv.com/ilove80s_tv This channel was created in Chile and is pop tastical 80′s music at it very best or worst depending on your musical leaning..  After a flick through I found a couple of tracks i love: Wang Chung – Dance Hall Days and Gary Numan – Cars.


I do hope you found something that tickled your fancy.  You can contact me at tobyschoice@worldtv.com with your suggestions.

Toby

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Supported Sites Adds & Update / Adicao e Atualizacao de Sítios Suportados

Posted by on Aug 21, 2008 in General News, Technical | 1 comment

We are pleased to report that issues concerning adding videos from Metacafe and Daily Motion have been resolved.

Somos contentes de informar que as questões acerca da utilizacao dos videos do Metacafe e  do Dailymotion foram resolvidas.

Daily Motion

MetaCafe

We are equally pleased to announce three new additions to our supported sites.  Vimeo is showing hockey stick growth and popularity and has been an early adopters “video must”.  Brazil is now a huge region of WorldTV users so we have dutifully added Dada and Leechvideo to our list of supported sites to hopefully offer a wider variety of content for our Brazilian/Portuguese channel creators and viewers.

Somos igualmente contentes de anunciar três novas adições aos nossos sítios suportados. O Vimeo está mostrando um crescimento de popularidade muito forte e foi um dos primeiros sites a utilisar “vídeo must”. O Brasil é agora uma região com uma forte concentracão de usuários da WorldTV portanto acrescentamos respeitosamente os sítios Dada e Leechvideo à nossa lista de sítios suportatos para oferecer confiantemente uma mais larga variedade de conteúdo aos nossos criadores de canais e espectadores Brasileiros/
Portugueses.

Vimeo

LeechVideo

Dada.net

So why not visit your WorldTV Channel Editor and Add some URLs from these fabulous supported sites!

Então, por que não visitar o seu Editor de Canal WorldTV e acrescentar algums URLs desses fabulosos sítios!

Looking for more video content on the web?  Then WorldTV highly recommends OVGuide a super search site for all kinds of Online Video.

Voces estao procurando mais conteúdo no internete?  Então o WorldTV cordialmente recomenda a OVGuide um otimo sítio de busca de todas as espécies de Vídeos Online.

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WorldTV Embeddable Player is here

Posted by on Aug 18, 2008 in Change Log | 15 comments


WorldTV is pleased as punch to announce that our Embeddable Player is now ready!

Following on from our experiments creating an embeddable player for Techcrunch, our tireless programmers have been putting the finishes touches and tweaks to the first WorldTV ‘Widget’ which is available now as a new Tab in your Editor.

With this new Embeddable Player you can promote your WorldTV channel by adding it to web pages and blogs. You simply select a desired size and copy and paste the embed code into the HTML of your desired webpage.

At present the Player has one dynamic skin (design) which automatically brands the Player with your current channel logo (so a good excuse to give your logo some love and attention) and throws in a nice airy, cloud animation to be a little different from the rest. We will be introducing more skin choices including a basic traditional player in the very near future – with improved options to customize.

How does the embeddable player work in practice?

The WorldTV Widget is a miniature version of your channel and will play all the videos in your playlist back-to-back or randomly, according to how you have your channel set up. Another way of looking at it is that it’s a widget for sequencing a playlist of videos, and these can be videos from our supported sites (YouTube, Metacafe etc) or FLV files hosted on any web server, or webcam videos you’ve recorded using our Webcam record feature. If you have your channel set up with our partner Qik, you can stream live video from your mobile phone to your widget as well. So it has all the key functionality of our main player.

Unlike many other embeddable players ours is configured to track viewing statistics. This means that viewers watching your embeddable player will show up in the Statistics displayed in your Editor.

As we’ve said, this is a first pass at creating an embeddable player for WorldTV and we have lots planned in the way of different designs, functionality etc. We’re already working on these things, but wanted to get this out to you ASAP.

So, don’t be shy!  Give it try?

N.B. The embed code does not currently work on MySpace due to the way MySpace restricts use of the <iframe> tag. We’re working on a fix for this.

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Toby’s “Olympic” Choice – Week 4

Posted by on Aug 17, 2008 in Featured Channels | 0 comments

As we are nicely sandwiched between two Olympic weeks i have decided it would be fitting to embrace the sporting theme and dedicate this weeks Toby’s Choice to the oldest and most prestigious Sporting Event in history, The Olympic Games.

Although perhaps not the stronghold of all things good in Sport it once was due to the increased use of performance enhancing drugs, the questionable location choice with China’s Human Rights record and the daft addition of certain “Olympic” events, The Olympics is still the be all and end all in World Sport and i’m still holding torch for it.

1. Beijing Yes or No – worldtv.com/beijingyesorno

Should this Olympics be in China?  A lot of controversy surrounds this Olympics with Chinas debatable record on Human Rights issues, you decide!



2. Classic Olympics – worldtv.com/classicolympics

A selection of the greatest sporting moments from the modern Olympics, relive those super human achievements where boundaries are broken and world records tumble.


3. Olympic History – worldtv.com/olympichistory

A documentary based channel that looks deep into the Greek origins of The Olympic Games,





Extra

Olympic Laughs – worldtv.com/olympiclaughs

A different perspective on the Games for your viewing pleasure.

That’s your Olympic lot!  Remember to contact me at tobyschoice@worldtv.com with your suggestions and questions.

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