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Video clip synopsis – Scott Goodings describes the experience of watching TV via webcasts over the internet.
Year of production - 2005
Duration - 1min 36sec
Tags - broadcasting, digital technology, emerging technologies, innovation, music, podcasts, technological change, webcasts, see all tags


Web & Pod Casting

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About the Video Clip


This interview with Scott Goodings was recorded for the website From Wireless to Web, produced in 2005.

Scott Goodings is a self-proclaimed 'TV freak’ and walking archive. You can view his full biography at From Wireless to Web

The website is a selective history of broadcast media in Australia. Decade by decade, from radio and newsreels to TV and the internet, this history shows how the Australian broadcast media developed and shaped the way Australians see themselves.

From Wireless to Web is a Film Australia production in association with Roar Film.

Background Information


Online radio has been operating in Australia for several years, and is controlled in most cases by existing radio stations. Online radio is often called 'streaming’ radio which refers to its 'live’ nature, as opposed to presenting selected files with highlights of earlier live-to-air broadcasts. Both ABC and SBS radio, and many commercial and community stations, now 'stream’ both live and 'on demand’ audio. These forms of web broadcasting are sometimes called webcasting.

By contrast, podcasting allows the user to listen to an internet radio program away from the computer, or at a different time to the time of its original broadcast. Podcasting involves creating an MP3 file of an internet radio or internet audio program, and downloading it for listening via a portable digital audio device like an iPod.

Classroom Activities


Making and Producing

  1. Using small snippets of video or sound samples, construct your own website that allows for downloads or pod casting. To ensure ease of use do not make the video longer than 1 minute and make sure the correct compression of the media is implemented.

Critical and Historical study

  1. What is meant by the term multi-platform?
  2. How does the Internet differ to the broadcasting of television programs? Think about this question in terms of the following:
    1. Use value by the audience
    2. Resolution of the image quality
    3. Accessibility to each form of media
    4. Expense and maintenance
  3. Discuss the qualities of broadband Internet delivery in meeting the demands of the user.
  4. Select a program that provides downloads of with music, and/or videos. Provide a critical account of the program by using the following criteria:
    1. Graphic quality of the site
    2. Ease of interaction
    3. Availability of download format
    4. Level of interactivity
    5. Associated material that support the program
  5. Because of the size of files for both sound and video are large, any program on the net must be compressed. Explain how these files are compressed and what this allows the broadcaster to achieve.
  6. What are the technical differences between analogue and digital television?

Further Resources


Go to From Wireless to Web for more about the history of broadcast media in Australia.