There are quite a few channels available via the tubecast network. But of course, depending on what you’re into, you’re not going to like every single one of them. Fortunately, adding the ones you like to your current channel package is a piece of cake. Whilst watching tubecast.tv, moving your mouse to the bottom of […]
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So, it’s been a very long time coming, but tubecast.tv is back!
I finally found some time to revamp the way tubecast.tv works, with the goal this time of allowing you to create and manage your own TV channels. Much of the interface has remained the same, but with the major additions of a menu system […]
Naturally, I’d love to know what you think about tubecast. Please do leave any feature requests, anything you hate, any bug reports, or even show some love! All comments are appreciated.
It’s been a while since last blogging the developments on tubecast. The good news is that it’s because I’ve been a busy bee! So what’s new?
A new thumbnail screenshot-based EPG
Allows rewind, fast forward, pause, skip
New channels and preset numbering system
101 - miaow (mainstream pop)
102 - altitude (alternative / indie rock)
103 - shake (dance, […]
There’s no use in having a snazzy new logo if the in-vision graphics aren’t consistent, so here’s the first incarnation of a ‘designed’ in-vision EPG banner.
It’s layout may not look unfamiliar to those in the UK, it’s largely based on Sky’s easy to use EPG design. Although, I do see this as a mere starting […]
So I think I’ve come to a point where I’m reasonably happy with tubecast’s brand identity. After lots of scribbling, I worked-up a couple of the not-so-cheesie concepts in illustrator:
To veer off on a slight tangent, my flatmate had labelled me a big kid when I broke his plush coffee maker. ‘Just having to’ […]
So in an attempt to start the channel branding process, I’ve created a very basic DOG, strap and clip caption for shake!. I’ll probably use this as a template as more music channels are rolled out (in addition to altitude, mainstream pop plus r&b and hip-hop channels coming soon), then focus on each channel brand […]
I’ve been away to Ghana to celebrate my grandmother’s 80th birthday (she’s a trooper!). But now I’m back, it’s tubecast time! (I confess, whilst away I’ve missed my Flash fix!).
So what’s new? We have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG) to tell us what’s currently showing and what’s coming up later. It looks absolutely pants right at […]
Recently, finding the time to work on tubecast has been just as difficult as my hunt for good quality programming on Channel Five (if you’re in the UK, you’ll share my pain). Though after applying a little elbow-grease, this weekend, I’ve reached a stage where I can begin demonstrating the TV app (albeit a very […]
Things are looking bright for this internet television experiment! For the past week I’ve been debating on what to name it. The main contenders were:
And after running the name by a few friends, it seems that TubeCast is the one to go for. It pretty much sums up the aim of this project - to […]