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Hosted byEnglish English Gabe Mac
Spanish Iria Gallardo
French Osiris Martinez
GenreInternet and Technology
Picture formatPodcast
Original release30 March 2005 – 19 November 2008

MobuzzTV was a vlog (video blog) that posted a new five-minute high-quality video show recorded once a day (Monday through Friday) in Madrid, Spain. The videos were designed to be convenient for viewing on mobile phones and iPods. They were downloadable in a number of popular formats (including 720p High-Definition) and streamed via YouTube and MobuzzTV. Each program was available in Spanish, English and French versions, containing very similar content[clarification needed]. These versions were hosted by Iria Gallardo, Gabe Mac (Gabriel McIntyre) and Osiris Martinez respectively when MobuzzTV closed in November 2008.

The final days were taken up with a Save Mobuzz campaign, aiming to raise 120,000 Euros of donations from followers. The demise of MobuzzTV led to the project's inclusion as a nominee in the Fiasco Awards 2009.[1]

Web 2.0[edit | edit source]

On the MobuzzTV website, each show was accompanied by links relevant to the topics discussed. As a proponent of Web 2.0, viewers were encouraged to participate by contributing interesting, useful or amusing links, videos and story ideas in the "Newsroom 2.0", and by posting creative comments for each show.

Content and Style[edit | edit source]

MobuzzTV generally highlighted stories about technology and Internet-related topics not typically covered in traditional news media.[2] However, a variety of current events were also covered. Editorially it was similar to the earlier science, technology and media news service Radiofax (radio station), which broadcast on shortwave between 1988 and 1992. The MobuzzTV presentation was rather light, often funny, and sometimes campy.

Video content was released under a creative commons license.

Hosts[edit | edit source]

Person From To Language Accent
Gabriel McIntyre 16 June 2008 19 November 2008 English Transglobal
Olivia Waters 23 September 2007 15 June 2008 English Received Pronunciation
Osiris Martinez 12 September 2007 19 November 2008 French
Susan Hickey 18 June 2007 30 July 2007 English Irish
Iria Gallardo 30 March 2005 19 November 2008 Spanish
Karina Stenquist 29 April 2005 15 June 2007 English North American
Emma Rebaldi 30 March 2005 30 June 2005 English
Anil de Mello (Founder) Ad hoc Ad hoc English Spanish

References[edit | edit source]

  1. The MOBO Awards 2008 BBC. Accessed October 6, 2008.
  2. Russell, Kate (January 19, 2007). "Webscape". Click. BBC News. Retrieved 2008-12-01.