David, I am going to check out Bananavision, but haven't had a chance yet.
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I think when I was having trouble with Blindy's drama folder several weeks ago someone mentioned it could possibily be upkeep.
I appreciated it and will miss it also. I dropped them an email thanking those involved.
On 9/26/2018 8:13 PM, David Moore wrote:
Thank you so much Nancy for this!
They will be greatly missed, but so many other services are out there now who can take their place.
I have never heard of Banana Vision. I will have to check that out.
Is that service free?
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*From: *Nancy Hill <mailto:email@example.com>
*Sent: *Wednesday, September 26, 2018 3:48 PM
*To: *TechTalk <mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io>
*Subject: *[TechTalk] A Note from BlindyTV
I received this today and wanted to pass it along.
Good Bye from Blindy.TV
All good things must come to an end, and so it is with Blindy.TV. Due to
the accelerating degradation of our broadcast automation, and the lack
and interest, on our part, to rebuild from scratch, Blindy.TV streams
have been failing with increasing frequency over the last year. We've
keep the service running with some temporary workarounds, but even those
are failing. Therefore, it has been decided to officially retire the
service as of 10/01/2018, at 12:00 AM eastern US time, after nearly six
As many of you will have noticed, over the last year, our streams have
been failing with increasing frequency. This has been caused by problems
broadcast automation software and OS rot on the servers running the
automation, streams, and web site. The only way to fix everything, at
this point, would
be to rebuild, and the truth is that there isn't sufficient time or
interest to undertake such a large project.
Thank you to everyone that listened and spread the word about Blindy.TV.
The goal of this project was to raise awareness of, and stimulate demand
audio description. The audio description world in 2018 is very different
from the world of 2012, when work first started on Blindy.TV. Netflix,
Prime Video, and the iTunes Store, all offer content for streaming or
purchase that includes audio description. Audio description is also
common on broadcast and paid TV in North America than it was in 2012. We
encourage you to support the availability of audio description by
supporting the distributors that bring it to you.
For additional audio TV streams, we highly suggest Banana Vision
(bananavision.tv), which will be the new home for some of the content
Over the life of Blindy.TV, we've deliberately been evasive about who
was behind Blindy.TV. However, no ending would be complete without
here are some, but by no means all, of the volunteers that brought you
Blindy.TV. The original idea for Blindy.TV was inspired by Rebecca
of the Blindy.TV service, including the web site, the broadcast
automation, imaging, and editing of thousands of hours of content, was
brought to you by
Bryan Smart. Additional IDs and imaging was thanks to Patrick Perdue,
Jason Meddaugh, and Clarence Griffin. Our chief archivist/acquirer of
was Katy Todd, with significant help from Mike Wassel. Additional
content and production elements were provided by Andre Louis. Blindy.TV
would not have
been possible without significant content contributions from a certain
Living Audio archive, and a certain lounge, which will remain anonymous,
have our thanks. Finally, thank you to all of the Blindy.TV listene
rs that contacted us with words of encouragement.