It's not TV. It's VBS.
The network is a heady, hipster mix of politics, fun and music. Some of the best programming so far - Heavy Metal in Baghdad, a five-part series in which the filmmakers search for Baghdad's only heavy metal band Acrassicauda. The short series presents a unique take on civilian life in Iraq. Soft Focus - former Nation of Ulysses and Make-Up frontman Ian Svenonius interviews musicians like Chan Marshall, Will Oldham and Ian Mackaye. Dos and Don'ts and Friends - alternative comics and other off-kilter folks hold forth on still images of sexy, sexy people doing sexy, sexy things.
While broadband channels are a far way off from being able to tell and sustain stories as well as network television, outlets like SuperDeluxe, VBS, Motherload and the online component of Current are figuring out how to make programming that provides a real alternative to both the old school boob tube and lo-fi viral videos. And, that's great because, you know, the five hundred plus channels of programming on my television just weren't feeling like enough.