OfflineTV is innovative because it brings together a number of tried and tested technologies (P2P, RSS, broadband) to make a really user-friendly internet TV interface. It has the capacity to scale from hundreds to thousands and hundreds of thousands viewers in full-screen quality. The other crucial thing is the content: the best of politically radical underground video on direct action, social justice, and the environment. This version is now beta-testing.
Two channels are already up and running :
OfflineTV – a quality-controlled screening of the best of what’s out there in radical cyberspace.
News from the Balkans - the first regional network of what will hopefully be many similar networks around the world. NfB gives a radical voice to this region which is so mis-reported by the corporate media. This project is being launched out of the video workshops in the EYFA Art and Activism caravan, but we hope to create a permanent network of radical film makers posting regular reports.
To watch these channels, download Democracy Player
Then search for Undercurrents inside Democracy Player and subscribe to each channel.
And calling all video activists: if you’ve got a funky report about anything anywhere, post it to the Scratch Channel