Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Raise your hands in the air, and stream like you just don't care

Following on from yesterday's post on these naughty, naughty people, a hyper-deflationary value reader alerts me to Fabchannel, a streaming site featuring performances at the Paradiso club in Amsterdam. Apparently, Paradiso stages 650 events every year, and is streaming an increasing number of them - half the viewers are located outside the Netherlands. The acts themselves (presumably mainly the lesser-known ones) can refer to the site as a sort of resume, plus they receive their own DVD copy of the performance to take home. Through this process, Paradiso is also amassing an archive of material for on-demand viewing. Time-shifting and place-shifting at once.

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