visionOntv Channels guide

Published Date 11/19/10 12:42 PM

Channels guide

Main channels

visionOntv’s 5 main channels are aggregators, which automatically post trusted feeds of quality films from around the world. We manually promote other good films as well. This means there are interesting new films to watch every day. We are in the process of adding new aggregator channels, such as climatecamptvolympics, and noborders.

If any cool films catch your attention, drop us an email at info (AT) visionon (DOT) tv, and we will add them.

Inside each aggregator channel there is a menu tab with the channel name on the far right. Here you will find useful  resources:

Crew – tells you who is a member of the channel community. You can join the community here, to be kept up-to-date and help organise the channel.

Forum – start a discussion about anything which interests you on the channel.

Read the News – digest all the latest text news from selected reliable sources.

Publish – post your own video or text news, and have it syndicated to twitter, facebook and visionOntv’s embeds on sites around the world.

Download – get copies of films for screenings and showing to people or in places without web access.

Resources – all the resources for that channel (logos, music for films, etc)

Channels for embedding

More channels adds a large number of channels covering different topics, places and people. You can easily embed any visionOntv channels in your website or blog here. They will update automatically as new films come online.

Feel free to suggest a stream of content not already covered – write to us at info (AT) visionon (DOT) tv, and you can embed and curate your own channel. If you’ll embed it, we’ll create it. It’s a really cool way for distribution of quality independent films to grow.

End of the internet as a open platform comes much closer

Published Date 11/17/10 5:02 PM

Communications Minister Ed Vaizey anoucment means that the end of the internet as a open-platform comes much closer http://bit.ly/cpDh2j can’t help feeling we are sleep walking into this. Though as the undead of the corporate media is riseng from its coffins – we are seeing the peasants with burning torches in the streets #demo2010 but will site such as #fitwatch still be accessible when we lose #netneutrality and do you think your ISP will allow tools like this http://tcrn.ch/c7Ah15 #Adblock any more? As paula at @fossbox says “well, they’re just handing the entire UK infrastructure to corporate empires – no discussion, no appeal 🙁 “

Its a HUGE problem, at http://visionon.tv we wont to be at the centre of the open-internet debate do you wont to help make this happen – if you do join the site and make it real the DIY way.

Many films on the background to this subject here http://visionon.tv/plugandplay

Activist media and the Value of the URL link

Published Date 10/19/10 4:35 PM

The currency of the web is the link, so by linking to something you are adding to its value.

Regrettably, activists endemically link to corporate media and social networking sites thus adding value and power to these large multinational corporations they are in theory fighting against.

As a recent example (but I could pick almost any), at the CRUDE AWAKENING event on October 16th 2010, video producers put out links to alternative video sites:

http://grassroots.visionon.tv

http://youandifilms.com

And these links were re-posted for a while, but soon most re-postings and linking were direct to youtube rather than to the real producers’ websites.

Why is this a problem? Just to repeat, linking is probably the strongest currency on the web, and anti-corporate activists are too often spending it in the mega-stores rather than the much better social/political experiences of their local cornershops.  We CAN build a powerful alternative to the mainstream if we spend our linking currency wisely.

LINK to alternative media whenever and wherever you can, with a valid link (includes http:// – www is no good). If you like a film, see if you like the films around it, and LINK to that flow of films, rather than a single video. There’s much more value in a flow, for viewers and for producers.

You can also embed alternative media players on your blog or website (for instance http://visionon.tv/embed) and LINK to the urls of those. This is more useful than embedding a single film from youtube.

Valid LINKS and LINKING to flows help to build alternative, non-corporate infrastructure and it’s free.

“create the world you won’t to see”