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Fast Company TV is Live – Scoble Welcomes Us
Fast Company TV has launched this morning. The initial rollout will have two channels: Fast Company Live and Scobleizer TV. I’ve embedded Robert Scoble’s welcome video below in which Scoble sits on some rocks and explains how the network will work. The site is sponsored by Seagate, the same sponsor from the PodTech days.
Fast Company Live will let Scoble use his mobile device to send in live video from his travels using what appears to be Qik as the technology provider. The site claims a new video will be added each day — not sure if it will actually be live. Scobleizer TV will be more like his previous work with PodTech and will not only focus on technology innovators, but also business innovators. Scobleizer TV will use HD cameras and high-end equipment for production.
You can interact with the videos by traditional text commenting or by linking to a YouTube video comment. They should be working with Viddler to implement their new in-stream video commenting feature we wrote about last week. Small annoyance but there is no volume control on the videos. Also, there doesn’t look like a way to stream a feed of videos which should be added.
I met with Fast Company TV’s development team last week in NYC and they were very excited about the launch. The site is built using Drupal as is the new Fast Company Web site (and CN is as well). From what I can tell so far, it’s a good implementation of the CMS.
The search isn’t working yet though the Drupal search function isn’t up to par in general. Scoble says the search will be implemented later this week.
Here is Scoble’s welcome video: