Not going to next week’s Macworld Expo keynote address? If watching Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ keynote
on the Web
doesn’t suit you and you don’t have a big honkin’
in your backyard, you still may be in luck — if your cable or dish service offers
TechTV, that is. TechTV plans to cover next week’s Macworld Conference & Expo San Francisco, and they’ll be covering Monday’s keynote speech live.
They’ll also cover “any new products,” Cindy Wakeman of TechTV said in a message to TechTV viewers. TechTV is the a cable TV channel covering technology information, news, and entertainment from a consumer, industry, and market perspective 24 hours a day. Their Web site, TechTV.com, expands on the television shows’ content.
TechTV’s past Expo keynote coverage has been criticized by Mac fans for its negativity, an issue that Wakeman tacitly acknowledged in her message. “Special thanks to those of you who wrote asking about the keynote being carried. It was what was needed to push the issue and get a decision to send Brett [Larson]. His spin should be upbeat and positive, since he is a Mac man himself,” said Wakeman.
TechTV is owned by Vulcan Inc., the Bellevue, WA-based investment organization of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. Vulcan bought TechTV from its founder, Ziff Davis, in a transaction completed Jan. 21, 2000. (Thanks to MacCentral reader Bob Ward for the heads-up on this one.)