Virtual Television hits SL – and it’s Australian

Today we received a press release touting the launch of SLCN – Second Life Cable Network. The founder and technical dorector of SLCN is Australian Gary Wisniewski.

“What is really exciting about the broadcast is that it will be streamed onto the web live at the same time as the event is taking place in-world. This means that for the very first time, people can view in-world events without needing to be there themselves”, says Wisniewski.

The first SLCN telecast will be this Wednesday, March 15th at 7pm (SL Time), when SLCN presents it’s first live telecast. The broadcast will be live from the Hoe Down Under – Texas’ Aussie Music BBQ where Australian bands and performers will stage a virtual concert, sponsored by AUSTRADE’s Australian Music Office in Los Angeles, as an adjunct to the real Australian Music BBQ in Austin Texas as part of the SXSW Music and Media Conference 2007.

The SLCN broadcast will be filming the performances, interviews and surrounding activities on the day and can be viewed on various screens around Second Life as well as onto the SLCN website (not live at time of writing).

Wisniewski claims the system also overcomes the issue of maximum avatars in one sim – once events get really popular there is the ability to spill over crowds into other sims where they can at least watch a multi-camera shoot of the live entertainment.

Comments

  1. Shai Khalifa says:

    This is truly good news – so does this also mean we’re going to get SL Big Sister? or SL’s Funniest Home Videos? or maybe SL Survivor? now that would be a hoot

  2. Shai Khalifa says:

    This is truly good news – so does this also mean we’re going to get SL Big Sister? or SL’s Funniest Home Videos? or maybe SL Survivor? now that would be a hoot

  3. Simondo Nebestanka says:

    > This means that for the very first time, people can
    > view in-world events without needing to be there
    > themselves”, says Wisniewski.

    Electric Sheep have been running DTV for quite some time now, streaming in-world “events” to their web page. I guess Gary is talking about it being a first for organised, advertised “Events”, which is quite cool.

    The multi-camera coverage is a great way to do it!

    Did anyone catch the show? Did it work okay?

    Cheers

  4. Simondo Nebestanka says:

    > This means that for the very first time, people can
    > view in-world events without needing to be there
    > themselves”, says Wisniewski.

    Electric Sheep have been running DTV for quite some time now, streaming in-world “events” to their web page. I guess Gary is talking about it being a first for organised, advertised “Events”, which is quite cool.

    The multi-camera coverage is a great way to do it!

    Did anyone catch the show? Did it work okay?

    Cheers

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