Posts made in August, 2008

WorldTV hits 50,000 channels

Posted by on Aug 15, 2008 in Featured Channels, General News | 4 comments

WorldTV smashed through the 50,000 channel mark last week and the growth shows no sign of slowing down. The interest among people to create their own TV channels from right around the globe is simply phenomenal. Thank you to all those who are contributing to the WorldTV community.

We now have channels from 182 countries, which by our calculation means there is only about 11 countries where there isn’t a channel from. Incredible!

WorldTV first launched in November as a means to allow anyone, anywhere in the World to create their own TV channel, and to offer the capabilities that were once only available to broadcasters. With the service available in 7 languages, people all around the globe are coming up with their own ideas of what a TV channel should look like. More than 400,000 viewers are tuning in to the World Page each month.

The range of channels is simply phenomenal – we’ve enjoyed watching a huge array of genres and styles from across the planet – see below for a small selection of our faves…

Comedy
http://worldtv.com/george_carlin
http://worldtv.com/comedy
http://worldtv.com/wipe_out_tv/
Popular
http://worldtv.com/best_of_american_idol
http://worldtv.com/beertv
Music
http://worldtv.com/elvis-channel
http://worldtv.com/oldravers
http://worldtv.com/wonkypop
http://worldtv.com/pink_floyd
http://worldtv.com/thebestofglastonbury
Cultural
http://worldtv.com/evita
http://worldtv.com/champagne
Environmental
http://worldtv.com/savetheplanet
http://worldtv.com/naturetv
http://worldtv.com/the_deep
http://worldtv.com/kruger_national_tv
Adventure
http://worldtv.com/icarus
http://www.worldtv.com/alpine_tv
http://www.world.com/stuntmania
Kids
http://worldtv.com/bugsbunny
http://worldtv.com/70skidstv
http://worldtv.com/kidsluckydip
Social & Political
http://www.worldtv.com/beijingyesorno
http://worldtv.com/jointherevolution
http://worldtv.com/georgebushtv
http://worldtv.com/proyectomatriztv
http://worldtv.com/free_zimbabwe
Tech
http://worldtv.com/technology
http://worldtv.com/tedtalks
http://worldtv.com/tcukpitches2008
http://worldtv.com/inplainenglish

Embedded Channels
http://www.hifashion.web.pt
http://tv.zonatrek.es
http://www.servicepark.org (Rally channel from Norway)
http://www.goldtraveltv.com (Travel channel from Portugal)
http://www.dgea.es (Video games channel from Spain)
http://www.hottunaint.com

With some super spiffy new features planned for future, including better channel finding tools, new player options, embeddable player options and create-your-own-tv-network functionality, the WorldTV team are beavering like bees to achieve our goal of creating a truly alternative global TV network, accessible to all, and living and loving on the Internet.

If you’ve ever fancied the idea of becoming your own media mogul, or simply want a way to gather all your favourite videos in one place WorldTV is where you can make this happen.

Thank you again to everyone who’s contributing and to all those helping shape the future of WorldTV by contributing ideas through our feedback pages.

WorldTV rock on!

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Toby’s Choice Week 3

Posted by on Aug 9, 2008 in Featured Channels | 0 comments

This week Toby’s Choice focuses on channels for children (and their nostalgic parents).  We discovered some time ago that the WorldTV service can be a very useful tool for time starved parents needing quick access to pre-selected bespoke content for their offspring.  Well what better way to monitor your child’s viewing (whilst perhaps secretly enjoying your own past faves) than to create the channel yourself!

1. Bugs Bunny – worldtv.com/bugsbunny

Bugs Bunny has been a cartoon legend now for 68 years! and you simply cannot beat a bit of Bugs!  As you’d expect this channel contains classic BB footage featuring all his favorite enemies, wise cracks and a few carrot dangling rarities thrown in for good measure!



2. Ivor the Engine -  worldtv.com/ivor_the_engine

Ivor the Engine was an absolute classic children’s series from times gone by.  Driven by Edwin Jones through the rolling welsh countryside Ivor charmed a generation and the “che chi puff” of his steam engine is a familiar sound to any British adult over 30.  Innocent and brilliant!



3. Pingu – worldtv.com/pingu

Pingu is a modern classic that has the wondrous ability to hypnotize children into a lovely quiet state.  Once the high pitched squeaking begins kids are transfixed and oblivious to a relaxing parent and i swear if you concentrate hard enough you can understand the language of Pingu, children obviously do!!



Extra Extra!

Tarzan Lord of the Jungle – worldtv.com/tarzanlordofthejungle

I used to LOVE this when i was a slip of a lad and can’t believe i found a channel to rekindle my dreams of swooping through the jungle trees shouting unintelligible nonsense.

worldtv.com/kidsluckydip / worldtv.com/70kidstv

Two more “old school” channels with a mega mix of kids UK screened programs from the 70s & 80s including Wacky Races, Hong Kong Fuey, The Flumps, The Magic Roundabout, Captain Pug Wash, to name but few!

Now then, although English is my mother tongue i don’t want to appear too Anglo centric on Toby’s Choice so here are some more user channels from non-English speaking parts of WorldTV

Italy worldtv.com/cartoon

Brazil worldtv.com/cartoon_network_brasil

Mexico worldtv.com/cartoonvision

I’d love to hear about any other children’s channels on WorldTV, you can contact me at tobyschoice@worldtv.com

To end in the words of the great Bugs Bunny “That’s all Folks!”

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WorldTV is on a Digital Mission!

Posted by on Aug 8, 2008 in General News | 2 comments

WorldTV is one of 21 lucky Digital Mission winners selected by the UK Government’s Department of Trade & Investment to attend the Web 2.0 Expo conference in New York in September.

Digital Mission is organized by Chinwag on behalf of the UK Government with the idea of enabling 21 UK digital companies to expand into overseas markets and attract investment from outside the UK.

We are very excited here at WorldTV to be part of Digital Mission as this represents a unique opportunity to interact with the Tech industry across the pond, show off our service and hopefully meet a host of new influential contacts at one of the key international web events of the year.

Flying the flag for WorldTV will be our Founder and CEO Alx Klive who will be in Geek Nirvana!

Below is a list of the other lucky winners!

B View – http://www.bview.co.uk
Harvest Digital – http://www.harvestdigital.com
Head London – http://www.headlondon.com
Headshift – http://www.headshift.com
Huddle – http://www.huddle.net
idiomag – http://www.idiomag.com
KMP – http://www.kmp.co.uk
Market Sentinel – http://www.marketsentinel.com
Mippin – http://www.mippin.com
Littleloud – http://www.littleloud.com
QuickTV – http://www.quick.tv
Slicethepie – http://www.slicethepie.com
Smarkets – http://smarkets.com/
Sweemo – http://www.sweemo.com/
Tactile CRM – http://www.tactilecrm.com/
Tempero – http://www.tempero.co.uk
UGame – http://www.ugame.net
UnLtdWorld – http://www.unltdworld.com
Unruly Media – http://www.unrulymedia.com
Veedow – http://www.veedow.com

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Free! WorldTV Stickers / Pegatinas / Adesivos

Posted by on Aug 6, 2008 in General News | 4 comments

Would you like a WorldTV Sticker?

Then simply complete the form (link below) and they will be posted to you via snail mail

WorldTV Team

¿Querrías una Pegatina de WorldTV?

Entonces complete simplemente la forma (enlace debajo de) y ellos serán enviados a usted a través de correo normal..

Equipo de WorldTV

Voce quer receber gratuitamente um adesivo da WorldTV?

E muito facil! Preencha o formulario (“link” em baixo) e eles lhe serão enviados pelo correio.

A Equipe WorldTV

Free WorldTV Sticker / Pegatina / Adesivo Form(a)

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Toby’s Choice Week 2

Posted by on Aug 2, 2008 in Featured Channels | 1 comment

My name is not Sophie it is Toby and this is Week 2 of Toby’s Choice.

1. Hot Tuna – worldtv.com/hot tuna

While fishing around on the World Page we hooked a whopper! Hot Tuna is a super surf channel esque channel that instantly clicks the adrenalin junky button with some sub zero river surfing in Berlin! It continues the theme with more slickly branded surf clips promoting the “Hot Tuna” range of clothing. The channel can be found housed on the Hot Tuna home page where they have skilfully linked the Hot Tuna logo to their WorldTV channel thus demonstrating a great commercial use of the WorldTV service. A long term friend of WorldTV we really like what you’ve done here boys and encourage others to do the same!

2. Olga Galavay  – worldtv.com/OlgaKay

I stumbled upon the intriguing Olga this week after she sent in an email with some great positive feedback.  Based in LA Olga is a Comedy Juggler originally from Siberia and her quirky camera friendly style has already amassed 12,000 subscribers on her own You Tube page Her WorldTV channel is a sample of these high quality YT clips showing her range of unique abilities and left field sense of humor in a kind of video diary format.  All power to Olga and keep juggling those different career balls, batons, hoops and nesquik! Click here for Olgas website

3. Redefined Avenue TV – worldtv.com/redefined_avenue_tv

For those of you of the dope beatz persuasion Redefined Avenue TV is a channel featuring a mish mash of fashion, art, promotion, music, advert nostalgia and some killer “dunking”.  Its creator is (i think) an 18yr old called Brey from the UK although the content is very US friendly.  A non descript channel in many ways but I guess i just liked the vibe and the way it flows.  Click here for Breys blog

Some extras:

worldtv.com/Charlie Chaplin Classic Charlie Chaplin clips from a number of his best loved films, starting with his famous “speech” at the end of The Great Dictator (1940) which he both starred in and directed.

worldtv.com/SoulDiscoFunk features a choice selection of music videos predominantly from the 70′s hey day of booty shaking music and wide trousers.

So that’s Week 2 of Toby’s Choice packed and ready to go.  Remember you can contact me with your suggestions at tobyschoice@worldtv.com

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