Last night, a post on Liam’s blog announced “ITV on Boxee with a little help from Yahoo Pipes and Scotland” describing how the STV (ITV in Scotland) website has all manner of feed goodness on its watch again programmes pages; and with a little bit of pipework, Liam was easily able to get the programmes playing in Boxee.
A couple of minutes tinkering on the Deli TV pipe, and you can now bookmark either a series page (with a URI like this: http://player.stv.tv/programmes/emmerdale/) or an individual programme page (with a URI like this: http://player.stv.tv/programmes/emmerdale/2009-09-08-1900) on delicious and then either view the series or the individual programme via a Deli TV programmed channel.
So what? So we can now use delicious to programme cross terrestrial channel channels (sic) of our own. So if you fancy a UK soaps channel, just bookmark this DeliTV channel definition page to your DeliTV channel – UK Soaps:
And here’s what’s on…
So what? So EastEnders is broadcast by the BBC on BBC One, and Coronation Street and Emmerdale are broadcast on the commercial STV/ITV network. Which is to say: if you fancy playing channel controller using content from the BBC, STV/ITV or Youtube, you can do so using Deli TV. Clever, eh?:-)
In series catch-up mode… so whether it’s EastEnders from BBC One:
or Coronation Street or Emmerdale from ITV (courtesy of STV):
all your programmes are belong to us:-)
So, would anyone like to pick up on Liam’s comment about DeliTV? :-)
Here’s the UK soaps DeliTV channel URL again: UK Soaps
Unfortunately, I think that broadcast restrictions means the programmes on this channel from STV/ITV and the BBC can only be viewed in the UK. If anyone from outside the UK would like to test DeliTV with video catch-up services with your local video catch-up services, please get in touch. If any UK based educators would like to propose channels or video services that might be able to get through local authority firewalls so you can programme and watch teacher created (curated?) DeliTV channels in schools and FE colleges, please also get in touch:-)
PS a little bit of extra tinkering was required to get the BBC series catch-up working, and it’s a little brittle in that you have to bookmark the correct page for the series feed to be detected, but it’s a start.