Comments on postvvatch.tv
Dave Branson Smith
@playswithfood · 96 Problems
Youtube is too expansive and people want to be given ideas for what to watch. We all discount TV networks but they did and still do provide entertainment for millions of users (back then they called them "viewers" 😉) a day, and with 40+ years of experience under their belts, there's probably have a thing or two they can teach us in the moments when we're not democratizing everything. This is a great case in point. I've been using Digg TV (http://digg.com/tv) as my go to for the past 8 months or so, and I'll be looking forward to checking out vvatch as well.
Marc Kremers
@marckremers · Founder and ECD
@playswithfood Hi Dave, digg.tv is actually great, and is certainly occupying similar space. The issue they have is that they are locked into the Digg universe and although it's a big space, it's still limiting. We want video from all over the web, and from all sorts of people and media companies. Digg.tv is an extension, whereas vvatch.tv is a platform. The one other thing I'll say is that the vvatch.tv teaser doesn't show any of the 'tv' like things the launch product will do. We couldn't agree more that the basic UX premise of TV and broadcasting in general is still extremely relevant and compelling. Cheers!
Dave Branson Smith
@playswithfood · 96 Problems
@marckremers Great attitude and way to clarify your approach. There's room for many many players and it'll be interesting to watch you lead the charge and see how you create these new channels. I clicked through and got lost in the current haiku for close to an hour. The bitesized-ness is very important to keep people engaged.