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Dare to share

August 12, 2010

The brilliant Eirik Solheim shares his and Public Service Broadcaster NRKs thoughts on BitTorrent distribution and the future of Public Service:

  • “To inform, educate and entertain”, is how the first general director of the BBC, John Reith defined public service broadcasting back in 1929. That definition still works very well. But what if we could ask him today? The internet has democratized distribution. Technical progression has democratized production. This gives us possibilities that was unavailable for Mr. Reith. Sharing and participation combined with an abundance and freedom of choice impossible to imagine in his time.

Below, a screen shot from the seven hour long, real time production Bergensbanen (the trainride from Bergen to Oslo) that NRK let it’s users download and edit to their hearts content.


From → Public Service, TV

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