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notTV Releases Music Video Channel on the Internet

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Artwork courtesy Olga Poreda









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UBCO students join notTV to contribute and innovate.

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

In a radical move, notTV has adopted a team of 4th year University students from UBCO to develop a next generation prototype. A team of software development students have joined notTV in its next phase of development.

Amidst a recent crowdfunding campaign effort, the notTV team admits that the journey has had its share of challenges, but that they are excited to explore the future creation possibilities with the next generation of innovators.



“You need to jump into the challenges. Life is exciting when you take risks.”

Video Assets in the Internet Economy

Monday, September 18th, 2017

People and businesses who have created high quality videos for the Internet are going to be enjoying the next 30 years as their videos get watched over and over with future generations. Our culture is putting everything on the Internet, and as we consider where “Internet Television” is taking us we see new “Internet TV Channels” popping up. This presents a chance to have a discussion around how TV content is created… the style and purpose.

TV has become very fast paced and dramatic, with the need to keep you hanging until after the commercial break. The Internet is leaning towards shorter form content with short explosive ads. But, how will the style change as we step back from this need for bombardment which came from the days of the non-interactive television experience.

Internet TV will be something that is watched well into the future, and the life-span of your content will be determined by the quality and timeliness. Is your video timely? Does it have an expiration date? Is it repurpose-able? Would it be well suited for re-mixing?

As we get into these topics and areas of discussion notTV will curate these conversations and much more.

Stay tuned, and subscribe to notTV for ideas and discussions around the future of media.

notTV Comment on our Facebook Page

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

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Hi Cathy. Yes, I can well imagine you’re al busy! Yeah, I think people really love the idea and there seems to be some interesting and energy, so I don’t get the “value gap” or inertia in some people. I wonder if it’s a case of people thinking, well, my small subscription won’t make a difference as these guys need big backers to keep them going at it full time to launch. ? Yes, I will share again! A lot of my FB friends are back in Ontario, however, and they’ll need to see the broader importance, not just to the Okanagan…. Hm. My new mindful local friends are already aware and dig notTV. But I will do what I can! Is it always you when “notTV” likes something? ?

Too many options for big brand creators, not enough for small to medium sized creators

Saturday, August 12th, 2017

This is pulled from the Spotify website:


podcast distribution challenge

not.TV solves this challenge!

(as a side note, this webpage describes how to get your content on Spotify)

What is notTV?

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

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notTV is a grassroots project. It’s a contemporary, dynamic media streaming platform designed within a cooperative framework. This platform is exciting and offers a unique experience for viewers, sponsors of products and services, and content creators.

The development of notTV has been a slow and steady journey. The initial exposure will start in the form of a regularly released web series, and notRadio, a podcast with lively, entertaining and informed discussions and interviews covering topics and people from various segments of society. is a tool to bring people together in our new Internet economy. It is an unprecedented beacon to guide people and encourage us to support and educate one another as we move forward into the future. will generate optimism, joy and enthusiasm to help us come together at a grassroots level and build a better future.

Amazon Storywriter, free, cloud-based screenwriting software

Friday, November 20th, 2015

Source: Indiewire

Amazon Studios

Amazon today announced Amazon Storywriter, a free, cloud-based screenwriting software for writers of all levels to create movie and TV screenplays in standard format, offering an alternative to pricey industry options. Also, in an effort to further enable talented writers to present their work for consideration and to expand its search for the next great movie or TV series, Amazon will now accept drama submissions and will no longer take a free option on scripts submitted directly to the site.

Starting today, creators can simply log in with their Amazon account to access Amazon Storywriter. The free software promises to take the pain out of formatting, with features including auto-format as you type and import/export of PDF, FDX and Fountain formats. Screenwriters can write online while their scripts are saved as they work, knowing all their material is being stored securely in the cloud. Additionally, they can write offline with a free installable Chrome app for Mac and PC.

“Amazon is thrilled to support the evolution of our creative community by offering advanced tools like Amazon Storywriter to assist both established and aspiring writers in telling their stories,” said Roy Price, Vice President, Amazon Studios. “Amazon is dedicated to producing high-quality, original films and television series that customers love, and enabling more writers to obtain access to creative resources will ultimately help us discover great new talent. Just recently we were thrilled to debut the second season of “Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street,” a kids show that came to us as a script submission. The show has been a huge hit with customers and a testament to the open door process–we can’t wait to see what comes in next.”

Amazon says that the company is always on the lookout for compelling new voices and interesting characters in series and movies that have the potential to become hits. Amazon continues to accept original scripts for feature films, primetime comedy series for adults, series for children between the ages of 2-14, and now for the first time also welcomes drama series submissions. In addition, Amazon will no longer take a free option on script submissions, thus allowing Writers Guild of America and the Animation Guild members to submit their original material through the online submission process.

For more information, please visit

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Canadian online video viewing up 58% over 2011: report

Monday, October 1st, 2012
Jeff Lagerquist, Special to Financial Post | Sep 27, 2012 11:02 AM ET | Last Updated: Sep 28, 2012 9:35 AM ET
More from Special to Financial Post
Excerpt from: nextMEDIA-Source

Canadians are spending more time watching videos online, causing advertisers to increase their focus on the burgeoning digital frontier, according to a new report.

Spending for online video advertising is expected to increase by 43% in 2012 over the previous year, a figure that would top $74-million, according to data collected by San Francisco-based digital advertising firm BrightRoll.

Of the estimated 25 million Canadians online, 91% watch at least one video per month, with total viewer ship increasing 58% since 2011, according to the BrightRoll study, which surveyed 100 Canadian advertising agencies.

“The greatest growth that we’ve seen in unique viewers has been in adults 55 years and older who have been slow to jump on the bandwagon of online video,” said Koushalya Subramanian, a researcher at BrightRoll.

The Trouble With Netflix

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Source: Beet.TV

Featuring Ashley Swartz, principal of the New York digital consultancy Furious Minds, and former head of the interactive television practice at Digitas. Here are some notable quotes from the video:

@5:51: “Change is afoot and we all need to get ready for it, the question is how, and I think one of the biggest topics of conversation has been that somebody is going to bear the burden. Everyone’s fighting against one another, digging their heels in. The reality is that we collectively, as an industry, within media content and advertising, all share responsibility to serve the consumer. Because at the end of the day the consumer will always outsmart us.”

@10:06 “The reality is that audience behaviour, and their consumption, is changing faster than technology providers and network operators can keep up, and that has put us all in a substantial conundrum. Advertisers don’t know where to go to reach an audience, they don’t know where the audiences are going; because, they are moving so fast and they are on so many devices. No one has really figured it out, and there are a lot of challenges that lie ahead.

@10:35 “There needs to be a sort of rally cry to innovate and not protect. We’ve learned time and time again, with the music industry as a great example, that protection as tactics do not work. Play nice boys and girls, and you will win as a result. Or you’ll blow up.”


A work in progress…

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

The convergence of telecommunications, computing and the media. This is not TV.

The business model we use moving forward creates an all access platform for creators, sponsors and the audience to come together harmoniously. This is a cooperative model and design moderated by the creators. Language is an important tool in the development of this platform, this community. Terminology and semantics are at the root of the next generation Internet. The next stage of development involves a redesign of the telecommunications industry which will have a fundamental impact on the global economy with ripple effects into every other industry.

Progress forces us to share a vision for the future requiring a collective paradigm shift. This fundamental change allows us to re-build our economic structure into a platform that supports the advance of our society both culturally and technologically.

The design of the notTV project embraces the current Internet system while introducing a new Internet system effectively bridging the gap between the world as we know it and the world of the future. This includes blueprints for hardware and software technologies weaved into the business model and embedded into a social economic system. Utilizing existing designs and technologies; this project builds on what we currently know and understand. Success is derived from a behavioral shift in how we conduct business with one another; a shift in thinking to work collaboratively, not competitively.

There are many stages of development, requiring a full-time team to bring this project into the light. At this time notTV continues to seek a co-founder with financial support. Until then we continue our slow and steady progress building the business model [it seems] everybody is looking for.

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