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In the News (Sat 20 Oct 18)

  
  Current TV
Unless Current TV were to establish a partnership with public access stations across the country, or developed its own brick-and-mortar media centers then only people of a certain economic standard that can afford the equipment, can really contribute to the marketplace.
Current TV, a new cable television station started by Joel Hyatt and Al Gore will soon be announcing the winner of their latest video contest, about the same time and probably with far less fanfare, Current will also release a new licensing agreement to govern all future Viewer Created Content.
With this latest announcement, Current TV, a television station that promises to "democratize television," seems to be falling short of it's stated goal.
currenttv.blogspot.com   (2317 words)

  
  Current TV - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Current TV is an independent media company, led by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, businessman Joel Hyatt, and a team of industry professionals and young people.
Current will retain the exclusive rights to the content for three months, which is a point of contention between the company's interest and the philosophy of open-source, or, crowdsourcing media.
Current TV also has Current Mobile, which is a short clip of footage acquired via cell phone.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Current_TV   (769 words)

  
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Current TV is a satellite television channel that commenced operations on August 1, 2005.
One of Current TV's hired on-air stars is Gotham Chopra, son of best-selling New Age author Deepak Chopra, author of the comic book and 2002 movie Bulletproof Monk, and veteran anchor and reporter familiar to the eight million in-class school viewers of Channel One.
Current TV is an outgrowth of Newsworld International (NWI), which, prior to re-launching (with a new slate of programming) as Current TV in August 2005, described itself as North America's largest 24-hour cable and satellite television channel devoted to international news.
www.discoverthenetwork.org /groupProfile.asp?grpid=7079   (778 words)

  
 Ratchet Up : Current TV Backgrounder
As you may know, Current TV is a cable channel that's all about presenting short video pieces submitted by viewers.
For most of us, Current TV is an interesting new idea that we have never actually been able to watch since many cable franchises don't put the station in their lineup.
Current TV also has an in-house, six-person news staff that covers stories of interest to young people.
www.ratchetup.com /eyes/2006/02/current_tv_back.html   (869 words)

  
 Gore's TV idea seems more Current / Viewer-sent content ridiculed a year ago   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Current has since led the industry in the commercialization of that concept, as its viewers are creating ads for its leading advertisers.
But while Current may have been ahead of the curve on this trend, the next challenge it confronts is tougher: Many in the channel's targeted 18-34 demographic may not be able to afford the premium-tier service of some digital cable systems, where Current is carried.
Current may be ahead for now in the area of short-form television entertainment, but others in the industry are gaining on it.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2006/08/14/MNGCIKHTRQ1.DTL   (1684 words)

  
 rc3.org: Current.tv   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Current has segments rather than shows, which means that it will be difficult to Tivo things.
At least Current doesn't seem to be centered around professional blatherers "discussing" the issues of the day.
Current's blog doesn't support comments, which is kind of odd considering the network's emphasis on public participation.
rc3.org /2005/08/currenttv.php   (356 words)

  
 The Internet Examiner » Current TV   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Businesses should be keeping an eye on Current TV, a cable and satellite TV network which was launched on August 1, 2005, by former Vice President Al Gore and by Joel Hyatt, founder of Hyatt Legal Services.
Current describes these 3-to7-minute “pods” as “short videos that tell a story, profile a character and/or share an idea” (there are also occasional “megapods,” which run longer).
Current is as politically and socially progressive as its ownership by Gore and Hyatt might suggest, and tolerance is a major theme.
businessblogconsultant.com /blog/2006/08/09/current-tv   (708 words)

  
 Yahoo Adds Premium Video Content From Current TV
Between Current TV and Yahoo, we're bringing together the skills and experience in creating both professionally produced and editorially selected and programmed user-generated content, combined with the community, audience and engagement metrics that Yahoo has," Zajac said.
Current TV's cable TV network launched a year ago, and is now available to more than 30 million homes in the U.S. The network recently began efforts to expand its online presence, with this marking its largest foray into Web-based video so far.
Current TV shows viewer-created content on its Web site, and the submission that get the most votes each week is promoted to air on TV.
www.clickz.com /showPage.html?page=3623491   (770 words)

  
 MediaRights: News: New Distribution Models: Current TV
While everyone from Participatory Culture to Google are confident that the future of television is online, Al Gore and the team behind his new enterprise Current TV have faith in the traditional tube and in the cable and satellite providers that determine what gets broadcast on it.
First of all, Current rejects the 30 minute viewing block, opting instead for much shorter content units called "pods." From "Current Courage" to "Current Blogger" these thematic shorts are generally 5-8 minutes long and introduce the viewer to one individual or concept.
No, Current is not ad free, nor is it nonprofit; it is a commercial enterprise seeking to work within the corporate media landscape while attempting to subvert its conventions.
www.mediarights.org /news/2005/12/12/new_distribution_models_current_tv   (1200 words)

  
 Current TV - Enpsychlopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Current TV is an independent media company, led by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, personal injury attorney Joel Hyatt, and a team of industry professionals and young people.
Current will retain the exclusive rights to the content for three months, which is a point of contention between the company's interest and the philosophy of open-source media.
Current is the first 24 hour network based around viewer created content.
enpsychlopedia.org /psypsych/INdTV   (428 words)

  
 Q&A With Current TV Futurist Robin Sloan | NewAssignment.Net
TV is different than the web, with different standards and different requirements (as our spirited legal team will be quick to tell you); our VC2 team is absolutely great at helping VC2 producers navigate that difference.
I watch Current TV not only for enjoyment, but to study each video and attempt to glean how each producer adds his or her unique creative touch, and their use of the technical skills needed to make it all work.
I find that Current TV has a nice balance of programing; there is something in the mix to please most viewers.
newassignment.net /current_tv_interview   (1707 words)

  
 Gore's Current Hopes to Involve Viewers
Current is still a work in progress, but it has progressed further than most observers had expected at its birth.
Current is still very small with only 20 million subscribers and isn’t rated by Nielsen Media Research, which makes it difficult for advertisers to gauge its performance.
Current execs are hard at work on distribution, but it is very difficult for an independent network to get picked up.
www.mediaweek.com /mw/news/recent_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1001699895   (1127 words)

  
 Current Briefing: Public TV goes digital and high-definition
Primer: the headlong rush toward improved TV To the viewer, America is not moving TV very quickly into the digital age, but the broadcasting and electronics industries are rushing to wrap up a million details of the transition.
Fourteen public TV licensees (and many more commercial stations) may get unexpected help: They may have the option of giving up one of their duplicate channels earlier than expected and earning large sums from the cell phone industry.
Public TV stations generally expect to multicast during the day and do HDTV at night, but by 2002 some were planning to air HDTV and a separate standard-definition channel simultaneously.
www.current.org /dtv   (2668 words)

  
 Digg - How Current TV Works
Current TV replaced the ONLY television based international news source that I had..
While I like Current TV I wish the Gore group had found another way to get it on air, other than taking away a great news station.
I don't watch Current TV regularly, but it is a good thing to have on in the background while I do other things.
digg.com /television/How_Current_TV_Works   (567 words)

  
 unmediated: Current TV Launches Monday
It's not intended to be ideological." And though he may be a relative newcomer to the TV business, Gore has already learned how to stick to the corporate message, refusing to answer a question about Karl Rove because he was there to speak about Current.
And though he may be a relative newcomer to the TV business, Gore has already learned how to stick to the corporate message, refusing to answer a question about Karl Rove because he was there to speak about Current.
Current TV will make user-content mainstream, an important step for the evolution of media.
www.unmediated.org /archives/2005/07/current_tv_laun.php   (1498 words)

  
 :: Douglas Rushkoff - Weblog ::
Current was launched (I imagine) with the return of folks to college in mind this year, it has a few weeks before kids start re-inhabiting campuses across the country.
Current may not be a crack on the media space, but it may be an indication that a break is coming at increasing velocity.
In its 'current' incarnation, this crap is just a mechanism to use the buzzwords du-jour to entice sugar water companies, cheap car makers, and candy colored cosmetic companies with a promise of that coveted 18-24 demographic...
www.rushkoff.com /2005/08/current-tv.php   (8443 words)

  
 Adrants » 'Current' TV Likened to Blog TV
'Current' TV Likened to Blog TV By now, you've all heard Al Gore is behind the year old operation called Current, formerly known as INdTV.
The Current TV programming is far inferior to NWI and assumes all young people are shallow and clueless.
Nice comments about NWI, it isnt that Current tv came about the fact of the matter is that it is replacing the only news coverage that was informative and objective.
www.adrants.com /2005/04/current-tv-likened-to-blog-tv.php   (1623 words)

  
 MTV News | Al Gore's TV Network To Launch In August
The network calls its short-form programming the TV equivalent of "an iPod shuffle" — 15-second to five-minute segments — that will cover everything from trends in fashion, music and technology to news, politics, finance, spirituality and the environment.
Current's goal is to turn its audience into the network's primary producers.
Current's programming will be hosted by several personalities who have honed their broadcasting skills by producing pieces for ABC's "Nightline," NBC, PBS and the student network Channel One.
www.mtv.com /news/articles/1499614/20050405/index.jhtml?headlines=true   (498 words)

  
 AT&T U-verse TV to Include Current TV
Current TV, targeting 18- to 34-year-old viewers, features short-form, nonfiction content on a range of topics relevant to a young adult audience.
About Current TV Current TV, which launched August 1, 2005, is the first national network created by, for and with an 18-34 year-old audience.
Current is also the first network in history whose programming is supplied in part by the very audience who watches it.
www.prweb.com /releases/2006/8/prweb428490.htm   (868 words)

  
 FrontPage magazine.com :: Bore-TV by Anthony Gancarski
Among the most prominent: Current TV, a network created by a consortium led by former Vice President Al Gore, which seeks to tap into the youth market that is deserting television for the more free-form environs of the internet.
Current, for example, claims that it’s “not exactly” a news network; rather, it is “unencumbered by old conventions,” falling somewhere between TBS and that hard-news staple [insert laughter here] CNN.
Better to distract them with endless paeans to the relevance of Current TV, which very neatly turns the so-called idealism of alternative cultures into a fluffy commodity which demands little from its producers or consumers.
www.frontpagemag.com /Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=19219   (1195 words)

  
 Gore's Current TV hopes to spark interest in young viewers - The Boston Globe
With its debut today, Current TV will be judged by the same mundane standards as other networks -- on whether its programming can hold a viewer's interest.
Gore and his fellow investors envision Current as a sounding board for young people, a step beyond traditional notions of interactivity.
''Current TV is important not for what it is today as for what it heralds tomorrow," Lasica said.
www.boston.com /ae/tv/articles/2005/08/01/gores_current_tv_hopes_to_spark_interest_in_young_viewers   (536 words)

  
 The Vee Pee's New Tee Vee
Current TV, formerly known as IndTV, will be launched Aug. 1 and will aim to combine the interactivity of the internet with the couch-potato pleasures of TV.
Current aims to develop a new kind of television, which has been made possible by the availability of low-cost digital video cameras and editing packages.
In August, Current TV will be broadcast in place of Newsworld International, a cable channel purchased for $70 million last May by Gore and a group of investors, including Current CEO Joel Hyatt, Silicon Valley luminary Bill Joy (co-founder of Sun Microsystems) and financier Richard Blum.
www.wired.com /entertainment/music/news/2005/04/67143   (748 words)

  
 Current.org | The newspaper about public TV & radio in the U.S.
But a co-producer of a Crossroads project not accepted by PBS is pressing his case in the Washington Times: that "elements" in public broadcasting are blocking a film that disagrees with their agenda — his CPB-commissioned Crossroads doc Islam and Islamists.
With the Spanish-language channel, V-me, recently joining other local and national channels for public TV's digital multicasts, the program supply is forcing stations to make hard choices in alloting DTV bitstreams, writes tech-watcher David Liroff.
Public TV's Washington reps will seek funding for digitizing, preserving, cataloguing and clearing rights for key pubTV programs so that they don't disppear from public view as Eyes on the Prize did, according to APTS President John Lawson (pictured) in a Current QandA.
www.current.org   (2924 words)

  
 Current TV's Submission Terms | Bayosphere   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
What I mean by that is that content producers may, given Current's submission policies, be more inclined to make content specifically for submission to Current TV - content that they aren't intending for submission else.
He reports in his email that his blog post prompted a phone call from Current TV in response that, in essence, asks him to refrain from criticizing Current TV policies in the future, or step down from his volunteer post as Meetup organizer.
"Additionally, Current has stated on several occasions that are commited to "fearless truth-telling." As a television station with a news-charter, it seems hypocritical for Current TV to suggest that I can't volunteer as organizer and be critical of the station.
bayosphere.com /blog/dangillmor/062605/current_tv   (924 words)

  
 Current TV Gives You a Voice @ Blogcritics.org
Current TV, probably best known for its connection to Al Gore, is an independent satellite and cable channel that wants to spread a message and give the viewers a chance to share stories from their point of view.
Current TV is a nationally carried US channel based out of San Francisco, California.
Currently they are running a viewer video contest with the topic of tolerance.
blogcritics.org /archives/2006/07/12/003057.php   (1067 words)

  
 Variety.com - Current TV plugs into amateur vid offerings
What began two months ago with loops of soaring birds and a homily by Deepak Chopra (his son Gotham is a Current TV host) has become a pipeline for indie video, edited into neat two- to 10-minute packages.
Indeed, Lafayette, La., resident Jared Arsement can't actually watch Current TV at home, but the video he submitted of a flotilla of 500 volunteer rescue boats in New Orleans has made heavy rotation on the channel.
Geared for young auds, a typical hour on Current TV can contain dozens of short segments -- or pods -- including "Google Current," a pod on what Current viewers are searching for, and "The Current Hottie," a mini profile of a neighborhood barista.
www.variety.com /article/VR1117930455.html?categoryid=1009&cs=1   (502 words)

  
 ABC News: Al Gore's Current TV, Yahoo Join Forces
Al Gore's Current TV is going into partnership with Yahoo, Inc. to create four new broadband channels that debuted on Wednesday with a video made by Bono during U2's last concert tour.
Current Buzz, is being produced by Madeleine Smithberg, co-creator of "The Daily Show," and will "showcase the best of what's buzzing the world and the Web," the companies said.
Current channels are expected to be added by the end of next year, the companies said.
abcnews.go.com /Technology/wireStory?id=2466816&CMP=OTC-RSSFeeds0312   (399 words)

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