It’s no coincidence that the first music video shown on MTV in 1981 was a song called “Video Killed The Radio Star”, that there is a great band called “TV on the Radio”, and that many of the major radio stations also belong to the same media groups that own TV stations. There has always been bonding, comparison, even rivalry between the TV and radio and we cannot deny there is a connection between them. The two main broadcast media for the 20th Century are more related than one might think.
From the technical point of view, it’s true they transmit in different parts of the radio frequency spectrum (USA example), but on the human side, they share actors, producers and directors, and many of the roles played on TV are also played on radio. TV is about entertainment, news, sports, education, politics, culture… it’s not a surprise that radio has those same genres as well. And at the end of the day, TV is about connecting with people and radio is about connecting people. When we look at what we want to do at Streema, it’s connecting people.
We already have radio, so why not bring TV to Streema? Well, we thought it was a great idea and we did it! Starting January 1st, 2013, you’ll be able to watch TV on Streema. We’ll start with a few TV Stations from North America, but over the next few months we’ll be adding more from the rest of the world. Hope you enjoy this end-of-the year announcement! We know we will. 🙂
And given that that 2012 is coming to a close… Happy New Year and see you in 2013!
The Streema Team
PS: Here one of the songs we like more of TV on the Radio: