R/com Networks, the parent company of MediaSchool (
see separate story
), will officially launch
rcom.TV, a streaming digital media channel next week though it will offer news coverage of Macworld New York from the convention floor this week.
Rcom.TV is the latest offering from R/com Networks. The online streaming channel will offer twice weekly technology newscasts, several online talk and news magazine shows dealing with digital arts and technology issues, and a showcase for digital films. Rcom.TV will bring up-to-the-minute news stories and interviews to the Web from the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, according to R/com Networks CEO David Barrett.
“People have invested in broadband technology,” Barrett said in a statement. “They want to use their cable modems and T1 lines to access content on the Web that’s worth their time and their investment. At the same time, they want to be informed. This isn’t a Web site that offers some streaming video like most of the movie and entertainment portals. Rcom.TV is different — it’s a real Web network, just as you’d find on cable or broadcast television. That’s what separates it and that’s why so many people are already loyal viewers, even though we haven’t officially launched.”
Rcom.TV’s content will continue to grow and will be updated regularly, he added. Viewers will have a choice of straight news, magazine shows, historic footage of the “dark ages” of digital technology and original digital films and documentaries submitted by amateurs and professionals. All of the content will be available for download or will be streamed thanks to Generic Media. R/com Networks’ relationship with the streaming technology company is one of the first like it in the industry, Barrett said.
rcom.TV lets you choose from QuickTime, Real and Windows Media players (R/com is a very QuickTime-centric company). It also gives you a variety of connection speed options.