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Want to watch GSpot TV?

February 12, 2007 6:43 PM


Oh, I couldn’t resist! With a name like that, really, who can?

So ManiaTV sent me a link over the weekend to watch a new “celebisode.” GSpotTV is a short show with the Gastineau Girls, former stars of an E! reality show of the same name, commenting on celebrities, style and headlines. I wasn’t able to tune in live this morning to the show at 7:45 a.m., so I watched it on-demand at http://www.maniatv.com/tv/GSpotTV.

Both of the videos played fine and dandy, but when I chopped the link down so I could go directly to maniatv.com, a dreaded Microsoft error message popped up.

When I relaunched the browser, I returned to ManiaTV to find that the online network is promoting the show from the main page as well. As we all know by now, that means major points for ManiaTV for actual home page promotion of its new content. Most online video sites fail to effectively promote their shows on their home turf.

And on a side note, YouTube users haven’t yet posted a video from the awards ceremony from the Visual Effect Society Awards held last night in Hollywood. The reason I looked for a video is that my sister-in-law took home a big fat trophy last night for her work as a producer at Industrial Light and Magic on “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest!!!”

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Comments (1)

Bryan:

Well, that answers one of my email questions to you. I didn't know she was in the Visual Effects biz.

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