Dems Take to the (Video) Pods
Just one day after Apple introduced a new generation of iPods capable of playing video content, one group of techie Democrats is moving to capitalize.
Dan Manatt, one of the site's co-founders, said earlier today that the new video podcast is one of a handful of new ideas DemsTV is rolling out over the next few weeks. The goal appears to be aimed at broadening the scope of the site behind its trademark weekly video roundtable, which tries to be equal parts "Meet the Press" and "Around the Horn."
He said a number of "channels" will debut on DemsTV in the coming weeks including "D-Span," the "Creative Channel," which will feature short satire pieces submitted by viewers and a channel devoted to blogs a la CNN's "Inside the Blogs."
Democrats have been down this road before. Last year, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee launched a weekly Web broadcast based on the reality show "Survivor." The "humorous" venture drew mixed reviews. Go to www.dtriptv.com and you'll see the experiment has ended.
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