We’re gearing up for our live Macworld Expo coverage on Tuesday. Are you headed to Macworld? If so, we want to hear from you, to be part of our broadcast. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
We’re adding more live programming to the channel. Tonight marks the start of the regular timeslot for “TDL Live,” our new weekly, interactive live show. You can join in tonight at 9PM ET/6PM PT. You can participate in the livechat, or send a mesage to us via iChat/AIM at tdllive.
But this is just a warmup for our live coverage of Macworld 2008. Throughout the day on January 15th, we’ll have live updates from San Francisco, as well as live anchored coverage throughout the day. I hope you’ll join us!
Here’s hoping everyone is having a great holiday season. You know, we haven’t just been opening presents around here... You should notice some interesting changes with the channel. First, there’s now a fullscreen option below our player window. Just press the little icon with the box and outward facing arrows, and you will be blessed with the station full screen in all it’s pixel-y goodness. Now if only we would’ve implemented that before showing the yule log for three days. Moving on...
There is also a live chat feature, allowing viewers to chat in real-time. There’s some debate about whether this feature will be on all the time, or just during interactive shows. For now though, you can meet new people and talk Apple all day long just by clicking on the chat button below the player.
Perhaps the biggest gift though? TDL for all! Now by clicking on the menu button, you will see an “embed this channel” option. Yes, you can have TDL playing right on your own blog, facebook, or myspace page. Feel free to do it, but it would be great to hear from you if you do!
And speaking of interactive and live programming, be sure to join us for the premiere of TDL Live, Wednesday January 2, at 9pm ET/6PM/PT. After that broadcast, the show will move to its regular timeslot on Mondays at 9PM ET/6PM PT.
So thanks again, and here’s to a great 2008!
We’ve put a lot of work into the network over the next month, and it’s time for a break, although it will be quite brief. If you happen to tune into to TDL from the 24th-26th, you’ll be greeted by a familiar sight of the season. A Yule Log. We’ll be back with our normal programming on the 27th.
Then, get ready for a busy January with new shows, and of course, Macworld. We’ll be sharing more of our plan for covering Macworld in early January. Thanks again to everyone for helping make the network a success. Happy holidays everyone, and we’ll be back in full force in January.
By Ryan Ritchey
The holidays and jet lag have pushed this blog back several more days than intended. As you probably know, on Sunday December 16th, we did the first Live broadcast of a Segway polo game. For those who missed it, the video is on the network, and there will be a direct link to a highlights video shortly.
On the technical side, we certainly learned a lot from the broadcast, and we’ll be ready for some exciting live broadcasts next month. More details on that soon.
As for the event itself, Woz and the rest of the San Jose Aftershocks, as well as the Oakland Junkyard dogs couldn’t have been friendlier or more welcoming: after the broadcast, we had a chance to play Segway polo ourselves. I’ve got to tell you, it’s a lot of fun. While it’s easy to laugh off the sport, the fact is, it’s just as legitimate as a lot of other sports, and perhaps the best combination of traditional sport and modern technology possible.
It was a wonderful experience, and an ok broadcast. Not bad for our third week on the air!