Everything you want to know about Make:TV on Videovoo

TVI am not watching to many videocasts, but the last 5 epizodes of the Make Weekend Projects with Bre Pettis are always on my iPhone and viewed every time. Now Anna over at Videovoo reports on the coming Make:TV featuring half-hour episodes that will be presented in High-Def TV and streamed on the web in as early as 2008. Anna made a detailed email Q&A with Philip Torrone, senior editor and alpha nerd on the emerging video and TV side of Make:

The first Make video was uploaded on YouTube in March 22, 2006 (if I’m not mistaken), while Make TV show started to run on Blip.TV in July 2006. As for Blip.TV, Phillip Torrone senior Make editor says “we like the player, the high quality playback and the team at blip”. However, YouTube still brings more eyeballs than Blip.TV – maybe more revenue too? Since December 2007 Make magazine has been in the YouTube Partner program, so they will get some revenue from the most popular video social networking site too. In 2008 they are also getting on air more ‘officially,’ harvesting more exposure on more screens, which is a nice example of an online success story spreading out on a national TV channel well-known for educational science programs. What can we expect in 2008? “MAKE has pioneered putting PDFs in podcasts (and 3D PDFs) in our iTunes channel, i think in 2008 we’ll do more great video and video features that blur the line between print, online and web video – and we’ll be working with some new partners to get how-tos and learning in more places.” We can expect more sponsors (besides ponoko.com or microchip.com) waking up and shaking themselves. Why? Just look at the stats below who frequent the Make DIY stage: “science and technology influentials.”