Is blogging interesting to anyone other than social media kool aid drinkers? Is there an audience for blogging shows? Niche shows don’t seem sustainable with few exceptions. There is an interest in technology gadgets but there’s very few shows on that, and only one show on Travel that is regular. Haven’t seen a gardening show in forever unless it’s a makeover one. Who was the TV show host/gardener with the lisp?
Anyway here’s Malaysia’s attempt at moving more mainstream with merging blogs with traditional media:
Project Alpha is Malaysia’s first online TV Show about bloggers. It is a fast paced, fast cut, lifestyle-driven show tailor made for the online market which provides increased recognition of the expanding role and influence of bloggers across the nation.
Project Alpha emphasizes that every blogger is unique in their own way, each gaining popularity and credibility as opinion leaders on various topics including celebrity news, fashion trends, travel and entertainment. It is set to be the first online TV show to look beyond the screen to unveil the real faces behind Malaysia’s top bloggers, taking a sneak peek into their lives – who they are, how they live, what makes them tick and from where they derive their inspiration – to capture the attention and interest of millions of online readers on a daily basis.
Look forward to a high powered working Mum, two shopaholics and a full-time accountant by day who is a powerful entertainment blogger by night in Project Alpha. Not only that, we will also feature a daredevil character who is always seeking the next adrenalin rush, and a travel writer who practically lives out of her suitcase.
Hosted by Jojo Struys (jojostruys.com), Project Alpha will be aired on www.nuffnang.com.my/projectalpha and www.hitz.fm daily for 7 weeks starting on 18 September 2009. Each episode is approximately 3 minutes and aims to deliver diverse content just for you.
Project Alpha inspires to encourage people from all walks of life start their own blog to share their passions in life. Who knows, you might be featured in our next season of Project Alpha as a blogger we uncovered?
Yes, it’s online, not broadcast TV. Their twitter stream@ProjectAlphaMY is showing some behind the scenes stuff:
Who would you put in front of a camera for a TV show in Australia on interesting bloggers or social media users? I reckon Stephen Collins (Trib at AcidLabs), Darren Rowse (Problogger) and maybe Rhonda Hetzel (Down to Earth) ??