The production value is quite high and the show is very interesting. The Hot and Cold shows were originally for commercial use, but have had all the advertising edited out. However, there are still break points if stations which to insert a local message. Shows are just under a half hour.
The producer and host, Tom Gocze, currently also has a radio show and newpaper column in Maine.
The show is at http://www.pegmedia.org/index.php?q=msvr/showall/8/detail on PegMedia.
For the menu options Quick List of All Shows, Shows From Your State, and Shows From Selected State, you will now see the shows for which the download charge has been covered by the producer at the beginning of the listing.
These shows have no download charge to your, courtesy of the producer.
We encourage you to use both the shows for which there is no charge to you as well as the ones which have the small download fee. The more networking we have, the better.
In fairness to the producers, please only download shows which you will actually be broadcasting.
The download charge is based on 50 cents per gigabyte. However, that made large files be somewhat expensive (up to $2.50 for a 5 Gigabyte file).
The server cost for PegMedia has a fixed component and one that is based on file size. Upon working with the numbers we found that an adjustment would be possible while keeping PegMedia self-supporting.
Therefore, in order to help level the cost across videos, the charge has been changed so that it is still based on the 50 cents per gigabyte, but now the maximum charge per download is 99 cents.
This would apply both to sponsored and unsponsored shows.
Incomplete downloads still remain as no charge.
You'll see the new pricing in show listings effective immediately.
The content on this site is to be used only by community television (PEG) stations and only for their broadcast on cable channels and live-streaming of their cable channel signal for non-commercial purposes only. The content on this site is not available for on-demand streaming, additional distribution or other purposes.
With the changes in PegMedia.org to have the costs of downloading covered by the downloading stations, we have added a few new functions.
As a result of recent rulings by the FCC and the adoption of Statewide Franchises in several states which have compromised the signal quality, financial support and availability of PEG channels, Congressional Representative Tammy Baldwin (WI-D), introduced HR 3745 "To amend the Communications Act of 1934” "to provide for carriage and display of public, educational, and government channels in a manner consistent with commercial channels, and for other purposes".
More info about this important legislation and how you can participate if you wish to contact your Congressional Representative and Representative Baldwin to voice your support can be found at http://www.alliancecm.org/cap. This ACM write-up is well worth reading and well worth following the various links. Certainly the cable companies will be speaking up in opposition, but this is our chance to potentially make a difference in our future by letting our Representatives know how important this is to PEG stations.
With the support of Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Prof. Muhammad Yunus, Marlow Bevan and Milla Sunde set up The Green Children Foundation, to help support micofinance, education and healthcare initiatives. With the dissemination of original songs and moving videos, The Green Children promote various ways of helping the poor around the world, and raise money through the sale of their music.
"Hear Me Now", written and performed by The Green Children, Milla and Marlow, is a touching music video filmed entirely in the rural villages of Bangladesh, illustrating the women borrowers of 'Grameen Bank', or the 'bank for the poor', and promoting micro-finance as a means to eradicating poverty.
Watch or download this show at http://www.pegmedia.org/index.php?q=msvr/ep/3148/detail.
The PegMedia growth has been phenomenal. One producer describes it as "PegMedia continues to grow like a radiation-exposed gila monster".
We're now over 1000 stations and producers signed up and using the system. We have thousands of hours of programming online and over 2,000 downloads per week.
Thanks for being part of the PegMedia community and helping to make this work. And thanks to all the stations and producers who have helped us spread the word to other stations and producers!
"Gorillas...98.6% Human" is a great new episode now up on Link TV Explore.
On a trip to Rwanda, Explore had the opportunity to visit four families of wild mountain gorillas, a species with only 720 remaining members. Their guide is Craig Sholley, who has been intimately involved in the preservation of African wildlife for more than 30 years. The team's thrilling interaction with these peaceful creatures - who share 98.6% of their genetic makeup with humans - is a startling reminder of their own humanity.
To preview or download this program, go to our PegMedia episode page at http://www.pegmedia.org/index.php?q=msvr/ep/2365/detail&destination=msvr...
And if you like this Explore episode, please check out all the other episodes for Explore at http://www.pegmedia.org/index.php?q=msvr/showall/2/detail
Is peace really possible in today's world?
The Words of Peace community television series offers an answer that resonates with millions of viewers worldwide. "Peace needs to be in everyone's life," says Prem Rawat, whose message is featured on the show.
"The peace we are looking for is within. It is in the heart, waiting to be felt. It is not the world that needs peace; it is people. When people in the world are at peace within, the world will be at peace."
Voice for Peace
This series features Prem Rawat, widely known as Maharaji, a leading voice for peace.
He has traveled the globe for four decades, sharing his message of hope and personal fulfillment with millions of people in venues ranging from major metropolitan centers to remote rural areas. His message and humanitarian efforts have been recognized by civic organizations and governments throughout the world.
The International University of Peace in Brazil has awarded him the title Ambassador for Peace. Audiences the world over find his style engaging, enlightening, and entertaining.
“Global Pulse is Link TV’s global news series that compares and contrasts TV news stories from around the world.
Each fast-moving weekly 5-minute episode of Global Pulse focuses on one important news event – how that event was reported in the country where it happened, in regions of the world where points of view differ from our own, and in the US, where non-American information is usually filtered, and sometimes blocked.
Each episode of Global Pulse distills important details and unexpected perspectives from its database of over 40 daily half-hour news programs: ranging from Fox News to Al Jazeera to Venezuela’s Telesur to the BBC to Iran’s Press TV. Global Pulse is often out front of US news networks on breaking stories, because we have a broader vantage point.
Explore is based on a concept developed by and advanced under the leadership of Charles Annenberg Weingarten, with the support of the Annenberg Foundation. Explore is a philanthropic multimedia organization that makes documentary films and photographs to showcase extraordinary nonprofit efforts and leaders around the world.
“Perils for Pedestrians” has been added to the ftp site. Perils goes around the US and other countries with John Wetmore to cover pedestrian related issues in various cities. This show is quite timely with the high interest in transportation and energy conservation. It also ties in well for those interested in quality of life in communities.
We've been adding more shows to Jook Joint, a great blues show produced and hosted by E. C. Scott. E. C. is well-known blues performer herself and includes a lot of great talent on the show.
Jook Joint is produced at Mid Peninsula Media Center, a community center for video media production on the San Francisco Peninsula, but the show has nationwide appeal. Jook Joint is one of PegMedia's most downloaded shows.
More shows are continually being produced and uploaded. Please check back from time to time.
As part of Link TV’s commitment to PegMedia, they have put up extra episodes of Explore on PegMedia. We now have two more special episodes, one on China and the other on the Yangtze River and several other interesting topics.
With a population of 1.4 billion, the People’s Republic of China is vitally important to the planet. China’s rapid growth impacts the environment locally and globally. In a world affected by globalization, China embodies the phenomenon in both positive and negative ways. China’s modern society provides a better life for many but also brings with it a loss of cultural tradition and natural resources.
To uncover some of the mysteries of China, Charles Annenberg Weingarten and the Explore team set out on a three-week fact-finding mission through Beijing, Shanghai, Tibet, Wolong, Xi’an and beyond. Each stop brings them closer to grasping the complexities of the country’s ancient culture and the implications of modernization. Meeting with some of the most innovative minds and leading non-profit organizations across the country, the Explore team delves into issues such as the environment, human rights, public health, social change, philosophy and education.
From the Yangtze to the 'Hood
Join Charles Annenberg Weingarten and the Explore team in this special program featuring some of their most memorable expeditions, including a journey down China’s spectacular Yangtze River; a glimpse into the lives of Orca whales; a visit to a notorious African slave dungeon; and the inspiring story of how Father Boyle created Los Angeles-based “Homeboy Industries” – a non-profit organization that has succeeded in helping troubled youth leave the gang life to lead positive and productive lives.
For previews of these and other Explore programs, be sure to visit their web site at www.explore.org. You can also sign up for the Explore newsletter at their site as well.
The Explore programs are of extremely high production quality and should be of interest to virtually every audience. Please take a look at these shows and the others in the Explore series. We think you’ll like them. And thanks to Link TV for sharing.
The goal of PegMedia is to be a "community sharing community media". The words of Saturday Fright Special's Mark Nelson say it best:
"I have to say that I absolutely love the PegMedia site. I'd briefly been involved with delivering our show (SATURDAY FRIGHT SPECIAL) digitally via BitTorrent to a site maintained by the Concord, NH access station, and this is far easier and faster. Navigation and the organization of information is very clear and straightforward, and the site as a nice simple, pleasing-to-the-eye look.
And let me say that we at SFS are THRILLED to see how quickly our show has been grabbed by various stations all over the country. I've become addicted to repeatedly checking the "see downloading stations" page, as until PegMedia came along, our reach was from CT to ME. I was a bit knocked for a loop when I noticed stations in FL, MN, and KS taking a look-see at our program."
Mark Nelson, Saturday Fright Special, www.saturdayfrightspecial.com
11 Bravo Vietnam is public access at its finest.
This show was created by Vince Gabriel. Vince was in Vietnam in the 1960’s. He’s also a musician. This is his story and music in an excellent and extremely powerful production.