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Old 12-17-2007, 09:26 PM
TwinSwords TwinSwords is offline
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Default Re: Merchandising!!!!

Originally Posted by Joel_Cairo View Post
True true. You know, I have often thought about this: BHTV may seem like a pretty bootleg operation, but it actually must be somewhat capital intensive. Bob has to pay for the website, pay the BHTV crew, pay for the equipment and cameras and the their transport from one set of 'heads to the next (not so hard if, say, Matt Yglesias, Ross Douthat and Megan McArdle are all appearing one week, but much trickier when you're dealing with far-flung correspondants). Do you think he's been just bankrolling it out of pocket so far, or is there really a venture capitalist somewhere behind the picture?
I'm not sure, really. But you can get a little information from the About page:


It says,

Originally Posted by The About Page
"[I]n January of 2007, ... Bloggingheads.tv attracted investment money. Thus was born Brainwave.tv, LLC, which owns both Bloggingheads.tv and Meaningoflife.tv. The lead investor in Brainwave.tv is Bob Rosencrans, a Cable TV pioneer who, among other accomplishments, imparted the initial momentum to C-SPAN."
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