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Well. Just received the following email:

Welcome to The Venice Project beta testing program. As you may know, we’re working on a project that we think will completely revolutionise television. Combining the best features of TV with the powerful social features of the internet, The Venice Project will give TV viewers, advertisers and content owners more choice, control and creativity than ever before.

We’d like your help in realising this vision. Today, we’re inviting you to take a sneak preview of our work and take part in The Venice Project’s first beta testing phase. This is a private, invitation-only beta test and the software is still in the early stages, but we would greatly value your opinions. We hope you’ll participate actively by giving us your feedback on everything from bugs to performance issues and suggestions for new features.

To get started, please visit https://www.theveniceproject.com/betatest/ and login with your invitation beta access details:

Username: XXXXXXXXX (CASE sensitive!)
Password: XXXXXXXXX (CASE sensitive!)

IMPORTANT! Please keep a careful note of this email address and password, as you will need them to install and run the Venice Project software. You must use the same details when asked for them by the installation program.

You’ll then be able to download the latest version of The Venice Project application. Once you’ve installed the program, just run it and enjoy watching TV. Play around with its features, flip between channels and keep a note of any problems you experience. You’ll find a form in the beta testing area of the site for reporting bugs – please use it to report any kind of feedback or suggestions for new features as well as actual bugs and technical issues. You’ll also find a list of known issues and guidelines on hardware requirements.

We ask that you agree to abide by our terms and conditions and privacy policy as part of your participation in the beta program. So please don’t give the application to anybody else, or even show it to them. It’s very early days for us, and we want to make sure that the right people see the right software, at the right time.

We’ll be in touch again to let you know when the next version of The Venice Project is available. We hope you enjoy helping us create the future of TV – thank you for your participation.

Best regards,
The Venice Project team

I will share my experiences soon..

Now off to check it out…

UPDATE:
Sorry …

Our download server is experiencing some problems due to high demand (you may get a corrupt download) and there’s also an intermittent problem on the forum with session corruption (one user appearing to be someone else). We’re trying to fix both as soon as we can, but in the meantime it might be better to wait for a couple of hours before trying to download the Venice Project, and we’ve temporarily shut down the forum.

Guess I was not the only new betatester…

On friday Nuvio launched their service.. Just had a testrun with the service and it works pretty good. The picturequality is not so good yet. I liked the interface.

You can download their beta here

Nuvio