Radio, TV and Cable broadcasters want access on Video iPod devices as well as converting cell phones into TVs. Following in the successful footsteps of ESPN Mobile, VH1 will soon take its music videos to where the audience is: handheld devices. Good...maybe they will actually play videos now instead of their "celebreality" shows.
VH1 Mobile yesterday announced that its new made-for-mobile series, "Dingo Ate My Video," will launch April 24. The program will combine music videos with VH1's comedic voice through back-and-forth banter between the series' main characters, "Dingo" and "Baby" —- two puppets with opposing dispositions and taste in music. In essence, VH1's grup version of Beavis & Butthead.
According to a release, "The series follows the contentious yet amusing relationship between ‘Dingo’ and ‘Baby.’ Baby believes that Dingo is a ‘cute and cuddly puppy’ and Dingo has only one motivation behind co-hosting the weekly video show —- to devour Baby."
Puppets on my handheld? Is this a modern meaning for handpuppets? Make it a daily updated free subscription of the show (including the music videos in the show) and it just might work. Although popular, "Flavor of Love" just doesn't do it for me. Syndicate Ed The Sock from Toronto, though, and you really got something. Do it for the weekly Web Junk 20 and you've convinced me. Then you really could have The Best Week Ever.
posted by Chris Kennedy @ Wednesday, April 05, 2006,