|Hosted by|| Gabe Mac|
|Genre||Internet and Technology|
|Original release||30 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.
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. 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]
|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]
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- ↑ The MOBO Awards 2008 BBC. Accessed October 6, 2008.
- ↑ Russell, Kate (January 19, 2007). "Webscape". Click. BBC News. Retrieved 2008-12-01.
- The MobuzzTV website is defunct but a number of MobuzzTV programmes exist on YouTube.
- Some contemporary reports on the progress of MobuzzTV are here: Mobuzz TV Spain, 10 October 2007; Mobuzz or Mobust?, 12 June 2008 and Mobuzz TV Buzzes Out Of Bizz, 26 November 2008.
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