Archive for May, 2006

Keeping up with the BBC: Archives Pour Tous

Thursday, May 25th, 2006

The INA is setting a new standard for making television archives publicly accessible. From the IHT: One of the world’s leaders in digital audio and video has opened up its vault to the public, putting thousands of hours of radio and television recordings on the Internet for free. Historic footage of Charles de Gaulle, Marc [...]

Mr Rogers as Mr Smith

Thursday, May 25th, 2006

This clip of Fred Rogers testifying before the Senate on May 1, 1969 about educational television has a dramatic and satisfying denouement — it’s worth watching to the end.

Reposting: Dirty Tricks for Net Neutrality

Wednesday, May 17th, 2006

It’s good to see this kind of deceptive PR called out. Dirty Tricks for Net Neutrality: Sascha Meinrath says is yet another prime example of astroturf in action. I can only suspect that telecom incumbents pay some sort of professional PR group to create websites like this specifically to misinform and mislead the public. [...]

NHK to put entire archive online?

Wednesday, May 10th, 2006

From The Daily Yomiuri: The entire NHK archive of more than 550,000 television programs should be made available on the Internet, an advisory panel for Internal Affairs and Communications Minister Heizo Takenaka agreed last week, prior to a final report to be announced later this month. To achieve this goal, the ministry should lift the [...]

Online Video and the Future of Broadcasting