October 27th, 2010

Open Affairs TV: It’s like C-SPAN only less boring and more open source-y


Open Affairs TV: It’s like C-SPAN only less boring and more open source-y

Remember when C-SPAN launched? Well I do. Boy oh boy were we excited. Watching government in action! Wahoo! The only problem, of course, is that government isn’t in action all that much. And when it is, it’s not all that exciting.

If only there were a channel that focused on government topics that were interesting. Like open government, open source, and fixing healthcare. Well, now there is. Introducing Open Affairs TV.

What’s Open Affairs TV you ask? Well, let me be more open and tell you.

Open Affairs Television is a media organization… with a mission to inform audiences about open source technology, open government and open healthcare to create transparency in the public interest. Open Affairs Television presents coverage of the people and issues that shape the present and the future of open technology, open and transparent government, and open healthcare technology and reform.

The new open government, open source, and healthcare focused Web channel launched today at GOSCON 2010.

Best of all? This ambitious project involves two well known media types from the Portland startup scene. You see, the nearly ubiquitous Nate DiNiro and Jeremy Murtishaw founded the effort. And helping produce the maiden voyage at GOSCON? Event livestreaming guru and founder of Blaze Streaming Media, Joe Christensen.

How is the effort funded? Well, at this point it’s a combination of livestream content sponsors and user donations—ala PBS.

For more information or to watch streaming content from GOSCON, visit Open Affairs TV. Or you can always follow @openaffairs on Twitter.

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