Sunday, October 1st, 2006

Youtube, TV, and targeting forgotten niches


A&E and Bravo used to cover the arts, but they’ve both (along with TLC and Discovery Channel) opted for cheaper reality fare in the last few years. But in the age of YouTube, everyone’s a network, at least according to Jeff Jarvis. Witness an American professor who decided to set up a page full of links to fine art and cultural content, and in the process essentially supplanted a couple of cable channels.

Warren Frey is a journalist, freelance writer, podcaster, video producer, and all-around media consultant currently based in Vancouver, Canada. His written work has appeared in such publications as Metro Vancouver, the Westender, Mac | Life and the Japan Times.

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