Home>News Center>Life
         
 

Home videos will be seen by millions
(eastday.com)
Updated: 2005-01-27 09:03

Homemade digital videos can now be broadcast on TV screens along Shanghai's Metro Line 2.


A girl shoots a railway track scene for her DV works. [China Daily]

The company behind the service, Shanghai Digital Media Group, said flash cartoons or personal portraits can also be beamed through the program called "I Like Show."

"We hope the program will provide a stage for common people to present themselves as well as their ideas about life," said an official from the marketing department of the company.

"The short videos enable people to send greetings, make wishes or reveal their personality in front of millions of others."

She said the company was inspired to produce the program late last year when a young man who wanted to show his love to his girlfriend submitted a self-made DV and asked to have it broadcast on the screen of a Metro station.

The man finally got his wish, and his video drew warm applause from Metro passengers.

A local man named Lu Weifeng said the new trend is likely to gain rapidly in popularity.

"It is really eye-catching to see ordinary people talk and act in a film made by themselves," he said.

The company official said two flash cartoons have been on show recently as a trial, but many more candidates are on the way.

"Two videos to be broadcast next week are about a newborn baby and a pet cat," she said.

Each film will be transmitted every 30 minutes throughout a week.

Anyone interested in participating can apply by calling a hot line (5404-0601), and more information is available on two Websites (www.sina.com and www.ilikeshow.com).

The service is free now, but participants are likely to pay in the future.

"The charge won't be high so that ordinary people can afford it," the company official said.



Halle Berry in "Their Eyes Were Watching God"
Flying Daggers snubbed at Oscars
'The Aviator' snatches 11 Oscar nominations
  Today's Top News     Top Life News
 

Auditors inspect international aid projects

 

   
 

Separatist push in Taiwan endangers peace

 

   
 

Bloodiest day for US troops in Iraq, 37 killed

 

   
 

Maglev report stopped in its tracks

 

   
 

US lawmakers urge IBM-Lenovo sale review

 

   
 

Economist: China loses faith in dollar

 

   
  Teenager helps peers on sexual problems in air
   
  Teachers to be or not to be civil servants?
   
  China questions death penalty
   
  HK boy wins global poster design on peace
   
  'Catwoman' battles Bush for worst acting prize
   
  Home videos will be seen by millions
   
 
  Go to Another Section  
 
 
  Story Tools  
   
  Related Stories  
   
Young DV auteurs honored for work
   
Rules on broadcasting DV productions
   
Recording real life
   
Chinese perceive outer world throng DV lenses
  Feature  
  Chen Ning Yang, 82, to marry a 28-year-old woman  
Advertisement