ATV Shots Go Offline... Contributing to the Barren Arabic Online Content Landscape
The plot thickens. It seems the new ATV management has taken it's programming offline, but the channel is still there with a big red inviting banner on the ikbis home page. An invitation to nothing!
Yesterday there were 20 shots to choose from on the ikbis.com/atv channel, today 1.
Maybe someone should break the news to the new ATV dudes about the multi-dimensional online space?! The ability to keep online what exists and add to it, grow it, etc. The importance of online archiving to retain user interaction, etc... etc.. etc..
The one progressive move that came out of this whole ATV charade over the past 2+ months was them placing some programming online when they were blocked from broadcasting. They addressed a painful and wrong situation and found a small beam of hope as they explored an online space. They put their work on the screens of potential target audiences, connected and interacted. Going online was proof of performance, and proof of the power of the internet!
The word that continues to hang on the tip of my tongue on this saga is 'arcane'.
The events that keep unfolding - or caving in let me say - on this "ATV case" are very interesting. I hope a scholar is keeping close tabs and documenting, analyzing, dissecting. I think this is one for the text books. This is that case study that throws students a curve ball when academia wants to confuse the crap out of them.
And we wonder where apathy comes from!
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