Ever want to watch Alice Cooper host The Muppet Show or catch up on old episodes of HBO series Tales From the Crypt, but didn’t know where to find them?
Maybe you just want to zone out for a few hours watching nostalgic old black-and-white TV shows like The Twilight Zone or documentaries on big-wave surfing from the 1970s?
If any of this seems appealing to you, it might be worth checking out Network Awesome, a virtual TV station with four to six hours of old TV programming each day that’s nostalgic, entertaining, informative — and thrown together by a team of dedicated curators.
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The site launched in early January 2011 as the brainchild of Berlin-based electronic musician Jason Forrest aka Donna Summer and his partner Greg Sadetsky, who does most of the coding for the site.
Since launch it has mostly relied on word-of-mouth to grow its daily viewer base, but viewers are catching on, with the site posting record traffic last Friday.
All the broadcasting is curated from YouTube. The Netwpork Awesome system stitches the various links together and presents it linearly to the viewer.N-A’s intent is to show something about TV culture as a whole.
This can manifest itself in a classic kids cartoon from the 30’s, an interview from the 60’s or a undiscovered movie from the 80’s. The main purpose of Network Awesome is to surface content that is otherwise difficult for nostalgic fans to find online.
Now, we want to celebrate NETWORK AWESOME’s first anniversary with an incredible party in the beautiful Sophiensaele in Berlin, with a “Greatest Hits” video screening, a Chuckamuck live performance and a DJ set by Monsieur Bonaparte. It’s gonna be incredible, don’t miss it!
We are giving away 2 x 2 tickets for NETWORK AWESOME First Anniversary Party. Just send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with “NETWORK AWESOME” as the subject.
Network Awesome Birthday Party with Chuckamuck LIVE
Dj: Monsieur Bonaparte
Friday, 20 January 2012 | 20:00 CET
Sophiensäle | Sophienstr. 18 | 10178 Berlin/Mitte