Last saturday night I somehow could not sleep so I watched TV: boxing on ARD, which is the first program in germany. Castillejo (Spain) vs. Sylvester (Vorpommern, Germany). Castillejo (called „The Fox“) 40 y old with lots of KO on his winners-list vs the young german guy who knocked Castillejo K.O. in the 12th round – and boy: Castillejo really didn’t look that good afterwards. It took him appr. 5 min to get back to his feet again. What I found truely remarkable is that the cameras of the TV went away from him: they didn’t show ONE SCENE of him laying on the floor – the reporter told us, he looked like mess, but they didn’t show. And I liked that – I liked the way the editors let him his intimacy in this moment of defeat. I am not sure, if a privately held station would have acted like that. Is moral a question of money? Is courtesy a question of Adimpressions?
This evening my second beloved football club (just behind Arminia Bielefeld, 1. FC Cologne) played against Borussia Mönchengladbach, which is a traditional derby. I haven’t got a TV since 2 years anymore, but my notebook with a DVB-T card, which is fine for all the channels I’m normally watching, Unfortunately the game tonight was on a channel I can’t get via the antenna – instead of going to the pub next door I gave zatoo a chance – and was quite impressed. I met their CEO about 3/4 year ago, and they now have all major channels on their program in germany. the quality is quite good – I loved not to have a complicated registration process and sound quality was very good. I noticed, that my upload capacity was quite small -which leads me to the opinion, that they use a mixed p2p and client-server architecture behind their system, with a bigger part for client-server. Being on the couch I had my blackberry in my hand, writing mails with Thomas in the editorial office, had my ipod touch in touch for twittering with friends in the stadium – and guess what – it was great. It was a much cooler experience than watching the game on the couch just together with my potatoe-chips – I love the idea of watching TV interactively with friends. It’s much more about the experience than about the content (they played 1:1, but it was a really exciting game). I’m so happy that we at motionet are able to take part in a small part with our technology emundoo – we’ll soon start our browser based p2p streaming service i alpha mode – and it’ll be great. We won’t have these interactive parts from the beginning, but we’ll bring you an excellent user-experience in picture- and soundquality and ease of use.