January 25, 2007

Native TV debuts again

Red Nation Media Channel programming re-debutsWhen the Red Nation Media Channel made its debut in May 2006, the response was so overwhelming it crashed the system, said Joanelle Romero, Apache/Cheyenne and founder and creative director of the burgeoning online network.

Romero thought the system would be up and running in a matter of weeks, but it took longer; and to make a long story short, it's now up and running and features episode one of the first Native drama series produced in the United States, and a selection of documentaries, music videos, news and public service announcements aimed at sending positive messages to Indian youth.


writerfella said...

Writerfella here --
Hopefully, this kind of entry into American media will continue. What will determine its fate, however, is whether its programming content sets a standard that becomes maintainable throughout its run. Otherwise, it will become a case of 'preaching to the choir' and thus will disappear. writerfella now is interested in that medium, but it will have to sustain itself first. We...shall...see...
All Best
Russ Bates

Rob said...

Right. I haven't seen this channel's programming yet. I'm not convinced that watching TV on a computer screen is the wave of the future. I like to multitask while watching TV--e.g., do bookkeeping chores or talk with a friend. You can't do that while stuck in front of a screen.