During all the ta-do about the Linden Lab restructuring a couple weeks back, I became interested in SL related media, even saw some videos of news broadcasts. One video in particular caught my attention because it was filmed at a studio related to The Metaverse Tribune, namely Metaverse TV (MTV).
A friend of mine, Dex Trenchcoat introduced me to SL television broadcasting last year but like many things I’ve been a slow technology adapter in recent years. But now my curiosity was finally piqued and I’ve began exploring stations including MTV and Treet.tv.
I spent quite a bit of time wandering around the amazing complex, then looked at various videos of recent broadcasts. I found the MTV broadcast following the Linden Lab Restructuring announcement (below). The one thing I didn’t fine was information about how to stream the MTV channels into my inworld television (this means, the information I needed was either right in front of me and I didn’t see it or I downloaded it and haven’t seen it). /me rolls her eyes
I’m sorry to say there wasn’t a soul anywhere on the MTV sim but I suppose that’s makes sense altho I had I had hoped to see the studio bustling with activity. I will try to catch a live news broadcast in the future.
From MTV, I headed over to Treet.tv located on the Tropical Treet sim. Again, I wandered around for awhile but there wasn’t as much to see at Treet as at MTV. Still I got a shot of one of their studios.
At Treet.tv I did discover a link for streaming their broadcast. Ok, I haven’t tried this yet inworld, so I don’t know for sure that it works but I am hoping I can flip on my television and catch the latest broadcasts.
A couple years ago I discovered the Second Life Squares television studio. I don’t even know if it was a for real show or just a mock up but I was really amazed at the notion of television stations in Second Life. I know I’m way behind the curve on learning about SL television, but I feel like I have a new topic to explore.
More on this whole thing later.