EcommerceBytes-Update, Number 151 - September 18, 2005 - ISSN 1528-6703     2 of 8

AuctionBytes Launches Internet TV Network for eBay Users and Online Sellers

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I'm pleased to announce the launch of AuctionBytes TV, a network on the Internet devoted to delivering online-auction industry and ecommerce news and information through video programming. David and I have been bringing you AuctionBytes newsletters and resources through the AuctionBytes website since 1999. Video broadcasts over the Internet will expand our ability to offer you useful information, including educational programming on how to sell effectively online.

The AuctionBytes News in Review program can be found on the AuctionBytes TV News Channel. The news show is produced twice a month and features news culled from the AuctionBytes Newsflash newsletter. Like everything we do at AuctionBytes, this is truly a collaborative project, and we hope to get feedback and ideas from you, our readers!

Other AuctionBytes TV channels in the planning include:

Education Channel: programming to help viewers buy and sell online

Features Channel: special features including interviews, profiles and special-event coverage

HomeBrew Channel: viewers send in their own videos, including Tips & Tricks segments

Ad Channel: paid programming including ads and infomercials

All programs can be watched on the Internet at http://www.auctionbytes.tv. A high-speed Internet connection is recommended.

This is new technology for us, and for many of you as well. Video on the Internet obviously works better for people with a high-speed connection (cable modem, DSL, T-1, Fiber Optics), versus dial-up. For those readers with WebTV, I'm not sure you'll be able to view it at all. I apologize in advance to those who won't be able to access it. (You can always go to the library or a friend's house if you are really curious.)

David has made available a low-resolution version that might work better for people with dial-up connections. When you get to the website, you'll have a choice of watching programs in lo or hi resolution.

I've been watching video on the Internet for the past year, and I'm amazed at some of the incredible things I've seen. Some innovators in this genre include Eric Rice, Steve Garfield, and many others on the Yahoo Groups Vlogging forum (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/videoblogging). My favorite programming includes David Pogue's videos on New York Times (a huge inspiration for me personally) and Travel Vlog (http://travelvlog.blogspot.com). I expect video on the Internet to continue to become popular as we all get broadband connections in our homes.

Please have patience as we launch AuctionBytes TV, this is the first time we're hosting video. I welcome reader feedback on our latest distribution method, please visit the discussion forums and let us know what you think!

http://www.auctionbytes.com/forum/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=16405


About the author:

Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com.


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