Friday, April 03, 2009

Inside the France 24 media lab

Inside France 24's Media Lab, Paris, France from Jonathan Marks on Vimeo.

This was five minutes well spent with France 24's head of new media technology lab, Michel Levy-Provencal. From studios on the south side of Paris, he leads an enthusiastic team of developers who are sharing their ideas with the public to great effect. They launched the first live-stream TV ap for the iPhone & ipod Touch, ahead of the BBC and other public broadcasters. It means you can watch TV programmes live or on demand from France 24. They were first because they believe in crowd-sourcing. Giving things away and asking for help works much better than trying to invent for the public on their own. I see they are also organising small scale events with the public, including participation in LeWeb and the TEDx Paris affiliate programme.
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