Is the Grass Greener?

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JTV Broadcasters on the Move

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Chicken and Dumplings with Better than Steamed Broccoli

It looks like JTV broadcasters are making a run for the border one after the other. I have not quite figured out exactly what the beef is with Justin and the guys, but what I keep hearing is that “JTV doesn’t give any support to it’s broadcasters.” I am at a loss to understand what support people feel is due to them? It seems that some of the people that are leaving are unhappy about what they feel is a disparity in offers of lifecasting equpiment. I don’t know the details so I won’t comment, but I do recall EastCoastVegas telling us that he was expecting delivery on a lifecaster set-up from the JTV crew weeks ago and it seems that it did not happen and this may have been the straw that broke the camel’s back. JTV is a free service. We can use their resources without charge and without limitations. Yes, there are technical challenges. Yes, the site is rampant with people you wouldn’t bring home to mom and yes kids seem to rule the roost when school is out, but I am not sure yet what will be so different for those JTV broadcasters that are taking the leap?

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ECV drew a very large crowd tonight. At one point he was up to about 500 viewers. I wasn’t sure he was going to be able to move his fans from JTV to USTREAM so easily, but it looks like he made the transition without missing a beat and picked up a lot of USTREAM viewers as well. Some seemed to be like fish out of water, not clear what was going on and why ECV was making fun of people, but no one seemed to be enraged enough to yell and scream and if they didn’t just pick up and leave, I’d venture a guess that they will be back for more tomorrow.

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The Roxie called in and when questioned about the rumored move to USTREAM she confirmed that she is hoping to be streaming there by the end of the week, but neither Roxie or ECV were big on communicating details of their reasons for leaving JTV. From the looks of the banner placement ECV had on USTREAM tonight, he is getting some kind of support from the team there. I am going to have to take the time to check out other broadcasts to get a better feel for how things go on USTREAM. I have a channel there which we use as back up for those nights when JTV is not working, but we’ve only had to launch the channel 2 times that I can recall in the past month or so and it worked quite well.

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I lost ECV’s feed at a critical point tonight. EastCoast was saying that he received email from Justin and … and that’s where the broadcast died. I am soooo curious to know what Justin had to say to ECV.

I guess I’ll never know.