Friday, September 22, 2006

18 DoughtyStreet Talk TV

I've just spied that Iain has posted says that the 10th October will see the launch of the first Internet TV channel in the UK, 18 DoughtyStreet Talk TV.

18DoughtyStreet Talk TV will broadcast for four hours a night, Mondays to Thursdays, from studios in London’s Bloomsbury with a mix of live and pre-recorded programmes. It aims to break the mould of current affairs television with a mix of opinionated and controversial programming.

In a groundbreaking initiative the station is building a network of 100 nationwide and worldwide citizen journalist reporters, each equipped with their own camcorder, which they can use to film reports for 18DoughtyStreet to broadcast.

At the heart of the station will be a website of blogs and daily votes. Comments left on the blogs will shape the content of the programmes. The daily votes will help determine which news stories headline every programme. Programme presenters will have access to the blogs during live programming, with the viewer seeing the blog next to the live streaming screen on their computers. All programmes will be available for download after livestreaming.

The channel’s founders believe that conventional political TV has let down its audience by dumbing down political debate to the lowest common denominator. It believes that no political party truly understands the electorate’s disappointment with the current state of politics. It aims to be an anti-establishment channel – championing rebel opinions in all of the mainstream parties and constantly questioning authority.


Tapestry said...

superb idea. will definitely be watching.

only things is the strapline 'talk tv' is dated. and 'politics for adults' sounds a bit pompous.

why not 'internet tv'.
instant viewer feedback.
you set the agenda.

Chris Palmer said...

I am not optimistic about this venture.

Anonymous said...

Watch the trailer, it had me in stitches!

Anonymous said...

It is groundbreaking, but it will have to work hard to be constantly interesting and fresh. That's the beauty of blogging though, the brains and wit is out there, so let's keep an open mind and wish it our best.

Let's hope they sing Happy Birthday to you too Dizzy (how many candles on the cake?)

beethoven writes said...

Yes....Adult politics - does that mean that there's going to be lots of appearances by Simon Hughes and Mark Oaten?