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Tuesday, November 29, 2005


Cameron Reilly

hey I'll listen to Gervais! I agree that there is a huge amount of content out there that the radio stations and TV stations will be able to release. I was talking with the Head of the BBC's interactive division yesterday about this and told her I'd pay money for the back catalogue of Parky. Just think of all his interviews with Orson Welles!

But I don't see this as a huge concern for podcasters because our costs are low and we can live on air. Any audience for podcasters is positive.

But the problem for the traditional guys is that this proliferation of content can ONLY mean for them a REDUCTION in audience. They have all evolved in an environment of limited product. They are about to enter the era of UNLIMITED product at zero cost. Can the economics of their business model cope with the sudden introduction of unlimited amounts of free content?

I'm trying to think of a good analogy from history but so far I haven't been able to come up with one.

Jett Loe

You're absoulutely right = there's only so many hours in the day - the thing is I find now that I have far less time for 'crap' or stuff that's only 'so-so' - cause we do have a seemingly unlimited amount of content available now don't we.

p.s. have noticed that some of the big podcasts recently, Twit, Diggnation, seem to be falling in quality - the participants don't seem to be too into it - and are not really there for PUTTING ON A SHOW for us listeners - so, first signs of the shakeout?

p.p.s - being a podcast out of Belfast of course we talk about George Best! :-)

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