Media Center Show turns 100
A big congratulations are in order to Ian Dixon’s Media Center Show Podcast – which turned 100 last night (thats 100 shows – not years). This weekly podcast has been an institution in the Media Center community since it began – and has played a huge part in raising awareness for Media Center related products, services, hardware and the platform as a whole.
Ian has also regularly had guests on from the Microsoft MediaCenter Platform team - which has given us an insiders view into the directions and thoughts of what happens on the ‘other side’. (and more importantly – gives a ‘human’ face to the product – reminding us that they too have budgets, constraints, business objectives and goals which may not always be directly aimed at the enthusiast community).
Ian’s guest for the 100th episodee was Charlie Owen from Microsoft - and a very appropriate choice – as Charlie has also played a very prominant role over the past couple of years – evangelizing the Media Center Platform to the general community and to developers. (Charlie was also the guest on show #2). On this episode – they talk about the different offerings from the various launch partners (such as Fox Sports and Vongo) – and also touch on quite a few developer related topics.
I can only imagine how much work must go into putting a show like this together – and it would take an amazing commitment to get a 1+ hour episode out once a week and on time like he does. Ian has also expanded his portfolio recently to include a Vodcast (Media Center Extra), a new MediaCenter Book, and a revamped website/forum known as the Digital Lifestyle. Ian also wrote up an interesting blog post about the experience and some of the initial hitches he faced.
So anyhow – Happy 100th Ian – and hope to see 100′s more!…