Current TV is an independent media company with Al Gore at it's helm, which hands its content over to viewers, who created short 'pods' for broadcast. The idea came from MTV's UNfiltered, which ran in the 1990's and gave viewers cameras to create their own shows. Current TV's content will apparently be made up of 30% viewer created content, while the rest is purchased commercially by the channel.
Since I don't have Sky or Virgin Media, I can only speculate on what to expect. Is this the revolution? Or will we witness the drunk ramblings of some mates having a deep and meaningful over a bottle of wine (always more fun as a participant than an observer)? Can we expect Jackass-style stunts? Can we expect any intelligent content? I mean, come on people, this is the dumb masses we are talking about? Or is it?
Maybe this will be the start of something big. The little people have already, arguably, taken over the internet. Maybe it's time we just take over everything, all the tv channels, the radio stations, the newspapers, everything! Storm the BBC, reclaim the airwaves! After all, it can't be much worse than most of the rubbish we are already subjected to, can it?
If anyone has had the pleasure of witnessing the revolution, please let me know what it looks like.