Is This the Future of TV?

DTV screenshot

(No. But provocative headline, eh?)

You’re looking at a screenshot of the new “DTV” client from the Participatory Culture Foundation. The program is an open, free attempt to make an iTunes for video.

Or, actually, to go beyond that. Rather than just create a new way to browse existing television, the Foundation is looking to encourage “regular” people to get involved in creating and selecting programs for others to enjoy.

It’s very, very early going yet — this beta is only 2 days old — but I’ve downloaded the program and I’ll be keeping an eye on it. I’ve always found the “access to distribution” questions to be one of the most fascinating parts of modern media.

Hit Me With It


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