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Re: GBTV.com

Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:16 am

I think everybody just needs to calm down, keep their political viewpoints to themselves and all agree that in the maturation of the platform its a good thing for Roku, and for all the users. Now back to your regularly scheduled cross burning.....
 
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Re: GBTV.com

Thu Jun 09, 2011 10:09 am

I think its great that entertainers are able to use a Roku channel to make money.Heres hoping for a Stewart/Colbert/Olberman channel. :D
 
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Re: GBTV.com

Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:17 am

When we heard Roku had partnered with GBTV, we bought another Roku so we could watch from the kitchen as well as the living room. This partnership is going to be very good for Roku, and good for GB also.

Seems likely that the heavy hitters of talk radio, and eventually some cable TV channels, will follow Beck's lead. Viewing with Roku beats downloading individual programs (MP3) every day by a mile.

Oh, thanks for Amazon Prime too. Roku rocks!
 
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Re: GBTV.com

Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:28 pm

fergus wrote:

Seems likely that the heavy hitters of talk radio, and eventually some cable TV channels, will follow Beck's lead.


Humm...not sure about that. Trading 25 or 30 million major network viewers for a few hundred thousand on a set top box isn't something
they're going to do voluntarily I don't think.
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Re: GBTV.com

Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:35 pm

kc8pql wrote:
fergus wrote:

Seems likely that the heavy hitters of talk radio, and eventually some cable TV channels, will follow Beck's lead.


Humm...not sure about that. Trading 25 or 30 million major network viewers for a few hundred thousand on a set top box isn't something
they're going to do voluntarily I don't think.


Depends on how much money they were making before. $60/year x 200,000 subscribers = $12,000,000.

Not bad.
 
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Re: GBTV.com

Thu Jun 09, 2011 3:07 pm

KennyJ wrote:
Depends on how much money they were making before. $60/year x 200,000 subscribers = $12,000,000.

...less production, staff, distribution and most importantly, advertising costs. I doubt they would do it all themselves in the garage with a handycam.
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Re: GBTV.com

Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:01 pm

mommom wrote:
Heres hoping for a Stewart/Colbert/Olberman channel. :D


Oooh, I'd love that. :D
 
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Re: GBTV.com

Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:07 pm

I was hoping I could get some help here on setting up the GBTV channel. However, it seems most posters are preoccupied with personel attacks instead of offering support to each other on the use of the Roku, which I assume we all love or we wouldn't be here. If anyone has some serious information on setting up the GBTV channel could you please post. Thank you.
 
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Re: GBTV.com

Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:11 pm

Add the channel. Boom. But not until GBTV actually launches on Sept 12.

GBTV will be available on your computer, your mobile phone, your television (via Roku)… even your iPad! Starts September 12th.
 
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Re: GBTV.com

Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:08 pm

Because no one here ever makes an effort to help anyone.
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Re: GBTV.com

Fri Jun 10, 2011 6:15 am

thank you for that off topic comment now hopefully we can get back to the topic of GBTV
I think an important point should be made about context
On OTA and cable there is some regulation on what can be said and how its said.
But as far as i know there's nothing regulating what can be said on streaming video's to roku
GB will have a forum where he can say literally whatever he wants.
The point was made about viewers and money.
Well imagine totally unregulated speech for either side. Or both sides.
That'll be a sure draw for viewers with advertisers not far behind.
GBTV is just the tip of the iceberg. Can't wait to see it happen. ( except for the advertisement )
 
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Re: GBTV.com

Fri Jun 10, 2011 6:51 am

Village Idiot wrote:
thank you for that off topic comment now hopefully we can get back to the topic of GBTV
I think an important point should be made about context
On OTA and cable there is some regulation on what can be said and how its said.
But as far as i know there's nothing regulating what can be said on streaming video's to roku
GB will have a forum where he can say literally whatever he wants.
The point was made about viewers and money.
Well imagine totally unregulated speech for either side. Or both sides.
That'll be a sure draw for viewers with advertisers not far behind.
GBTV is just the tip of the iceberg. Can't wait to see it happen. ( except for the advertisement )

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For any channel, public or private:
8. Content and Channel Information Restrictions
A. The performance and display of the Content and the Channel Information may not infringe the copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, or other intellectual property right of any third party, or constitute defamation, invasion of privacy, or the violation of any right of publicity or any other right of any party.
B. The Content and Channel Application accessed, displayed and performed via your Channel Application may not:
i. Be unlawful, harmful, threatening, harassing, defamatory, or invasive of another’s privacy or right of publicity;
ii. Be encouraging of conduct that could constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national, or international law;
iii. Violate any federal, state, international, or any other child pornography laws, child sexual exploitation laws or laws prohibiting the depiction of minors engaged in sexual conduct; or
iv. Contain forged headers or manipulated identifiers which disguise the origin of any Content.
And for a channel to be publicly offered in the channel store:
3. Additional Restrictions on Content and Channel Information
In addition to the Content and Channel Information Restrictions set forth in Section 8 of the Agreement, the following restrictions apply to Channel Applications offered through the Channel Store:
A. The Content may not be obscene or pornographic, as determined by Roku in its sole discretion.
B. Your Channel Information may not contain profanity or pornographic images, as determined by Roku in its sole discretion.
So there certainly are (reasonable, IMO) restrictions on what Mr. Beck, or anyone, can say via Roku.
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Re: GBTV.com

Fri Jun 10, 2011 7:24 am

you're taking me way out of context
i was refering more to pushing the envelop kind of restrictiveness faced by OTA and cable.
I wasn't refering to illegal context.
Both GB and Olberman pushed the limit and that's why they're gone from cable.
But neither was going in the direction of your quoted restrictions.
Lets keep it real and not blow it out of context.
 
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Re: GBTV.com

Fri Jun 10, 2011 7:39 am

I think he was just pointing out that there are at least some basically common sense restrictions in response to this line in your post:

But as far as i know there's nothing regulating what can be said on streaming video's to roku
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Re: GBTV.com

Fri Jun 10, 2011 7:43 am

kc8pql wrote:
I think he was just pointing out that there are at least some basically common sense restrictions in response to this line in your post:

But as far as i know there's nothing regulating what can be said on streaming video's to roku

Exactly.
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