I’ve had to keep this under wraps for quite a while, but I’m incredibly excited to announce that Technolotics will be returning in the Autumn, as a prime time television show on RTE Two. We were approached by the channel last October after submitting an independent production proposal, and commissioned to produce 22 episodes to be broadcast weekly. Jason, Francis and I have spent the past six months jetting furiously back and forth across the Atlantic to NY and San Francisco, interviewing web 2.0 luminaries like Robert Scoble, Jason Calacanis, and the Ninja from Ask a Ninja.
We’ve updated our look and feel for television, so the show will diverge quite a bit in format from our original vidcast. The amateurish ‘broom cupboard’ studio has gone, replaced with a contemporary ‘Live at Three’ style set and full studio audience. Additionally the consulting team brought in by RTE to review our proposal, felt that some of our material was a little raunchy for pre water shed television. So we’ve made the jokes much more family friendly, and added a laughter track where appropriate. Due to the aesthetic requirements of TV, the parts of Jason, Francis and I, will be performed by Ryan Tubbardy, Grainne Seoige, and Dermot O’Leary respectively.
I’m tremendously happy with how the first season has turned out, and I’d like to thank all those who’ve given their support and kept quiet about the project over the past few months.
‘Technolotics’, hits your screens on October 1st at 7.20, on RTE Two.