Re: Toad the Wet Sprocket Today

cabood@uic.edu
Tue, 30 May 1995 15:44:03 -0500


Amazing,

I've watched the debate here for weeks concerning bandwidth overuse by CU.

This seems to top the list in the frivolous category. (Sorry to all you
'Toad the Wet Sprocket' fans)

>From the press release below it seems that a cable company with 3 million
subscribers has just found a new and "FREE" way to reach a few million more
people to watch its "paid for" advertisements. (Or do they plan to give away
ad time since the medium is free)

Please tell me that despite the appeal to most college age people, until
bandwidth and or compression improves 'cyberspace' as they call it will not
allow 24 hour music video.

chris abood, md
brain, spine, and cerebrovascular surgery
university of illinois at chicago

> TOAD THE WET SPROCKET TO LAUNCH MUCHMUSIC ON CUSeeMe INTERNET TECHNOLOGY
>ON MAY 30TH IN AUSTIN, TEXAS
>
>KVR-9--A COMPLETELY COLLEGE STUDENT-OPERATED BROADCAST TV STATION -- TO
>MAKE MUCHMUSIC THE FIRST MUSIC CHANNEL AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET
>----------------------------------------------------------------------------

>KVR-9 -- which is one of the only completely student-operated broadcast
>television stations in the United States -- began carrying MuchMusic in
>February, and now will take the cutting-edge music channel to another
>level.....cyberspace.
>
>This pilot project was conceived by students to merge cutting-edge
>technology. Ashcraft added, "Our next step will be to implement Apple
>Computer's Quicktime Conferencing. Computer-literate students will be on
>their Macintosh computers watching MuchMusic while they work. It only seems
>fit for students to do it first. MuchMusic, Apple and Cornell University
>have proven to be on the edge with vision."

>MuchMusic is currently delivered to more than 3
>million U.S. subscribers, and is di stributed in South America and
>syndicated to Asia and Europe. In addition, the channel has recently joined
>the Internet with a site on the World Wide Web. MuchMusic was launched in
>the United States by Rainbow Programming in July of 1994.
>
>Rainbow Programming Holdings, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cablevision
>Systems Corporation, is at the forefront of nich cable programming.