From Edtv to Justin.tv

Posted on June 5, 2009. Filed under: Entertainment | Tags: , |

From Edtv (1999) to Justin.tv (2006 – present)

Justin.tv is the largest online community for people to broadcast, watch and interact around live video. Anyone can broadcast live on Justin.tv network. All you need is a computer, a web cam and an Internet connection. Justin.tv provides the rest.  You can create your own channel across a range of categories (Producers, Sports, Gaming, Social, Entertainment, News & Events, Science & Tech, Animals, Educational) to create broadcasts, including:

  • Lifecasting: Share your life online 24/7.
  • Backstage Pass: Become “almost famous” as you get an insider’s look at a band’s life on the road.
  • News: Take blogging and reporting to the next level
  • Live Shopping: Enhance your online store by interacting with your customers live.
  • Cooking: Broadcast your inner “Iron Chef.”

I guess in this case, life sometimes imitates art, though as the Businessweek article below states, some lifecasters, “simply want to connect with a community, while others merely want to broadcast special moments, such as weddings, graduations, and even Sunday Mass, to family, friends, and neighbors who can’t be there.” — BudgetMaven

Justin.tv’s New Reality

Web star Justin Kan plans to launch new real-life video blogs on the site. The first: “iJustine”

by Catherine Holahan

It’s past noon, and Justin Kan is still exhausted. The 23-year-old star of video blog Justin.tv has been awake until around 6 a.m., busy moving into his new apartment. Of course, thousands of dedicated fans of Justin.tv probably already know this. Every breathing moment of Justin’s life—except, perhaps, the rare intimate one—has been broadcast live on the Web since Mar. 19, thanks to the cameras positioned around Kan’s apartment and fitted to his ubiquitous cap.  For the complete Businessweek article, click here
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