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Re: [videoblogging] Re: BlogTV.ca

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  • Andrew
    There are no Canadian content rules for the internet though. If memory serves The CRTC (which regulates Canadian content) has tried and failed to get
    Message 1 of 4 , Feb 1, 2007
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      There are no Canadian content rules for the internet though. If memory
      serves The CRTC (which regulates Canadian content) has tried and failed
      to get jurisdiction over the Internet. I could see a CC issue if the
      Bell New Media Fund was involved somehow, but that's doubtful. Even if
      there was a legitimate problem I don't see why people in other countries
      couldn't be allowed to at least watch.

      Sounds like I'm not missing much anyway. I wonder what the bloggers they
      are meeting with to show this thing off will have to say.

      - Andrew

      Mike Moon wrote:

      > Canadian Content laws are probably the reason for the Canadian only
      > broadcast rules. Easier to control if it's all Canadian.
      >
      > You need a PC (Doesn't work with Mac), IE 6 or above (Doesn't work
      > with Firefox) and a webcam (No option to upload a show).
      >
      > I'll wait until after shaving my chest before trying a broadcast.
      >
      > Mike
      > http://vlog.mikemoon.net <http://vlog.mikemoon.net>
      >
      > --- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com
      > <mailto:videoblogging%40yahoogroups.com>, Andrew <andrew@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > Canada's Alliance Atlantis Communications - the 800lb media gorilla
      > that
      > > owns many of the Canadian specialty channels, distributes a lot of U.S.
      > > movies in Canada and produces CBS' CSI shows - has started up a new
      > > service called BlogTV.ca. The idea is to stream live video and audio
      > via
      > > the web. It's different than YouTube because apparently all the streams
      > > are live video only. I say apparently because they site rejects anyone
      > > with a non-Canadian IP address.
      > >
      > > CBC has info at
      > >
      > http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2007/01/31/tech-blogtv-20070131.html
      > <http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2007/01/31/tech-blogtv-20070131.html>
      > >
      > > The problem with this business model that I see right away is that
      > > Canada is one tenth the size of the U.S. - if you try to access the
      > site
      > > it blocks you without a Canadian IP address. Why exclude everybody who
      > > isn't Canadian? Does that make sense? Heck, I am Canadian (currently
      > > living in Mexico) and I can't watch it from here.
      > >
      > > Weird.
      > >
      > > --
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      > > Andrew
      > > Creative Director, The World's Angriest Puppets
      > >
      > > Email: andrew@...
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      > > Blog: puppetvision.blogspot.com
      > >
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    • casey.mckinnon
      I just signed up for the hell of it and did my first live broadcast but their sound is frakked up (it doesn t always record). I sent an email to let them know
      Message 2 of 4 , Feb 1, 2007
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        I just signed up for the hell of it and did my first live broadcast
        but their sound is frakked up (it doesn't always record). I sent an
        email to let them know there's a problem because my MacBook Pro is in
        mint condition.

        It's not really my type of thing, but the site set up is very web
        2.0... super-interactive. You can even chat while you broadcast and
        you can invite others to be a co-host with you! That's pretty cool...

        Shame about the technical isues...
        Casey

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        --- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, Andrew <andrew@...> wrote:
        >
        > Canada's Alliance Atlantis Communications - the 800lb media gorilla
        that
        > owns many of the Canadian specialty channels, distributes a lot of U.S.
        > movies in Canada and produces CBS' CSI shows - has started up a new
        > service called BlogTV.ca. The idea is to stream live video and audio
        via
        > the web. It's different than YouTube because apparently all the streams
        > are live video only. I say apparently because they site rejects anyone
        > with a non-Canadian IP address.
        >
        > CBC has info at
        > http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2007/01/31/tech-blogtv-20070131.html
        >
        > The problem with this business model that I see right away is that
        > Canada is one tenth the size of the U.S. - if you try to access the
        site
        > it blocks you without a Canadian IP address. Why exclude everybody who
        > isn't Canadian? Does that make sense? Heck, I am Canadian (currently
        > living in Mexico) and I can't watch it from here.
        >
        > Weird.
        >
        > --
        >
        > Andrew
        > Creative Director, The World's Angriest Puppets
        >
        > Email: andrew@...
        > Web: www.angrypuppets.com
        > Blog: puppetvision.blogspot.com
        >
        >
        >
        > _________________________________________________________________
        > Need personalized email and website? Look no further. It's easy
        > with Doteasy $0 Web Hosting! Learn more at www.doteasy.com
        >
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