Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Easiest creation of a television channel in history

Ian Douglass at the Telegraph wants to point you towards a few things. The first is the easiest creation of a television channel in history. Terry Teachout, drama critic at the Wall St Journal, was dismayed at the lack of arts coverage on television so he scoured YouTube.com for things he liked and linked to them from his blog. The result, he argues, is a new arts-based on-demand channel (he calls it ArtsTube) that includes film of Picasso at work, Elvis Presley performing Blue Suede Shoes and Willhelm Furtwängler conducting Die Meistersinger in a hall full of swastika banners.