What should I put on my Apple TV?

I asked my friends over on Twitter what video blogs they are watching on iTunes or AppleTV and which ones they’d recommend I check out and a raft of good ones came back.

tomVS
BBC London News, BBC NEwsnight, BBC Breakfast Takeaway, Reuters breaking news, Cranky geeks, MacBreak weekly, CommandNBBC Storyfix, BBC Ten O’Clock News, Tiki Bar TV, Ask a Ninja, Webnation. I work for the BBC, OK? And the podcast trial ends in May!

Roodscreen
Video casts= Diggnation, Art History in Just a Minute, Martin Sargent, Onion Network News, the Merlin Show.

AndrewLighten
The NASA video podcast.

garthk
Tiki Bar TV, The Merlin Show, MacBreak, and Media Watch (ABC TV in Oz). Also trying Big Ideas, dotBoom, VideoGrunt, and others.

BaghdadBrian
Galacticast
, Alive in Baghdad, i could tell you what shows i watch, but i dont watch them on itunes…

mrtopf
tikibar, xolo.tv, rocketboom, Josh Leo sometimes, Verdi [ED note: I couldn't find this one], Screencasts online, merlin show, Steve Garfield.

bluetex
Ask a Ninja. I look forward to killing you soon! Rocketboom.

kosso
yes, and GETV and Cranky Geeks. John C Dvorak makes me chuckle a lot. And Irina rules!

Polyfaux
I subscribe to TikiBar TV that it for video podcast.

Loudmouthman
Vidpodcasts are Hak5, DLTV, GBTV, 1up, CrankyGeeks, MerlinMann, SciFi and ITIdiots just repeating myself sorry.

coolChickLA
Conscious Media Network

mblair
Quicktips for Designers is a handy video blog: http://www.rookiedesigner.c…

monkeyleader
diggnation, cranky geeks, bbc, gamespot, dltv, command.h, national geo, tikibar, MTV, WoW, rocketboom, oh yer and scobleshow :)

I got tired there at the end of Googleing URLs for these, please do post your own video show and let us all know!

If we find new ones, we’ll get the best on the Vloggie Show too.

Oh, and the reason I want all of these is to compare Apple TV with a Windows Media Center to see if I can see any difference when displayed on my HDTV. I doubt it, based on my first tests, but want to be a little more scientific about it before reporting my findings.

58 thoughts on “What should I put on my Apple TV?

  1. The new HD content on Nat Geo’s pretty good (I’m not in the US so the washingtonpost one doesn’t appeal)
    Comedy-wise I thought TMOUS (The Ministry Of Unknown Science) had some good moments but I don’t think The Chaser’s War and Rove would work outside of Aus/NZ. Still, why not give them a go?

    McD

  2. The new HD content on Nat Geo’s pretty good (I’m not in the US so the washingtonpost one doesn’t appeal)
    Comedy-wise I thought TMOUS (The Ministry Of Unknown Science) had some good moments but I don’t think The Chaser’s War and Rove would work outside of Aus/NZ. Still, why not give them a go?

    McD

  3. I’m currently trying to find good new videocasts as well, so ended up checking out each and every show you mentioned here. I had two comments, based on what I found:

    1) I was really surprised by how many of these shows have stopped production, yet are still being recommended by your friends; seriously, there’s at least half a dozen shows on this list that haven’t had a new episode produced in months and months and months. I wonder if this says something about videocasting as a whole — that even these shows’ fans sometimes don’t notice that the show itself has effectively been canceled. If their fans don’t even notice that the show’s off the air, how good could that show really have been?

    And 2), you realize of course that if you removed all the tech shows from your list, there’d be something like two shows left? This is another big problem with videocasting, in my opinion, is that the VAST majority of shows currently being produced have something or other to do with the tech industry — bad news for people like me, who don’t want to spend hours each week watching pasty overweight nerds mumble on and on about Microsoft certifications or whatever. It’d be nice to see more videocasts that are devoted to subjects besides tech news and horrifically bad sketch comedy; won’t someone out there make more of them?!

  4. I’m currently trying to find good new videocasts as well, so ended up checking out each and every show you mentioned here. I had two comments, based on what I found:

    1) I was really surprised by how many of these shows have stopped production, yet are still being recommended by your friends; seriously, there’s at least half a dozen shows on this list that haven’t had a new episode produced in months and months and months. I wonder if this says something about videocasting as a whole — that even these shows’ fans sometimes don’t notice that the show itself has effectively been canceled. If their fans don’t even notice that the show’s off the air, how good could that show really have been?

    And 2), you realize of course that if you removed all the tech shows from your list, there’d be something like two shows left? This is another big problem with videocasting, in my opinion, is that the VAST majority of shows currently being produced have something or other to do with the tech industry — bad news for people like me, who don’t want to spend hours each week watching pasty overweight nerds mumble on and on about Microsoft certifications or whatever. It’d be nice to see more videocasts that are devoted to subjects besides tech news and horrifically bad sketch comedy; won’t someone out there make more of them?!

  5. Hehe Gotta keep up the crappy old UHF quality bad screen effects and cheesy props somehow Erik :)

    Has anyone tried Galacticast yet? Thats one of my faves as well.

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