Peter Vogel’s brainchild IceTV made it to the Sydney Morning Herald’s “The Year that Was” list (10th December 2007).
“IceTV beats Channel Nine, August 9
David and Goliath stories have enthralled audiences since biblical times. So it was when minnow IceTV, which supplies an electronic program guide for free-to-air TV, was sued by Nine for breach of copyright. Nine’s claim of protecting its intellectual property was disingenuous – partly because producing, let alone scheduling, Australia’s Funniest Home Videos isn’t intellectual property, but mainly because the move was simply about stifling development in a digital world in which Australia’s free-to-air broadcasters have hopelessly lagged. IceTV won, though Nine is appealing.”
While I wouldn’t go so far as to dispute that Nine has intellectual property, it’s nice to be recognised along with industry icons like Joost and Facebook.