Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Yet Another Sign the Covergence is Upon Us - or Is That the Apocalypse?

If unsolicited employment inquiries for episodic original programming for the web merits a blog entry, then certainly Current TV's Emmy win deserves a mention.

About 25% of their programming is user-generated.

"Current TV was launched in 2005, after [Al] Gore and other investors paid a reported $70 million to Vivendi Universal to acquire the defunct Newsworld International cable network. "

I believe the fact that the television industry has acknowledged the internet as a entertainment broadcast channel and has blessed it with its own Emmy category is significant.

I will leave it to others to judge the impact - or calculate the odds - of Al Gore losing the 2000 presidential election and then winning an Oscar and an Emmy before his opponent left office.

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