Heard on NPR this morning that Amazon has launched a weekly
TV show, starring Bill Maher, and delivered solely via the Internet: Amazon Fishbowl (amazon.com/entertainment):
I didn’t hear anything about making the show available via RSS as a video podcast in the NPR story, and a quick stroll around the site shows this to be true. Why, Amazon? Why?!
Seems like a huge missed opportunity, and it would have been a great way to introduce people to video podcasting. “Amazon has this really funny show with Bill Maher. What channel? Oh, it’s a video podcast. You just subscribe to it like this…”
Oh, well. At least they still have an audio podcast (that I’ve never actually listened to – is it any good?). And we still have Rocketboom as our great example for getting people interested in video podcast content. And Strong Bad. And Ask a Ninja.
Hmm. Maybe we don’t need Amazon and Bill Maher after all! 😉