Superchannel was a network of local studios used by people and communities as discussion forum, presentation medium and a physical gathering place. It was a tool that enables you to produce internet TV directly engaging usesrs in the creation and evolution of content.
Superchannel was a growing numbers of channels producing their own interactive TV on the internet. During live productions the viewers could communicate directly through a chat with the producer and with the other viewes. All productions were archived, so viewers could continue to watch and discuss them.
The first Superchannel started as an experiment in a gallery space in Copenhagen. The second studio was opened in a towerblock in Liverpool. Since 1998 Superchannel had opened more than 30 studios in very different locations.
Superchannel was way ahead of the curve of live internet video broadcasting, and allowed community users to create LIVE broadcasts, way before the “media industry” had showed any real interest in WEB TV broadcasting. Superchannel had really showed what was possible, and eventually the rest of the industry caught up. As a not for profit organisation Superchannel struggled to keep up with the cost of a changing landscape and eventually went to sleep around 2007.
All is not lost! Superchannel is waking from its slumber with an exciting new way for communities to reach their audiences. If things go to plan Superchannel will once again be at the forefront of WEB TV delivery.