A new Fresno-centric web portal for videos launched this morning. It’s called Gotta Love Fresno (gottalovefresno.com) and it’s backed by Comcast. Fresno is one of six cities in which Comcast launched similar sites as part of its Project Open Voice.
Much like YouTube, anybody can upload content to Gotta Love Fresno. Unlike YouTube, the folks behind Gotta Love Fresno invested in our local Internet community, commissioning new, original shows from some faces you’re probably familiar with. (Because it needs to be said: Kudos to Comcast to shelling out some money and getting behind some proven voices, instead of just recycling content.)
Gotta Love Fresno has three clip-style shows that’ll have new episodes weekly:
- See Saw Seen: Hosted by Travis Sheridan and produced by the Dumb Drum dudes.
- Nothing to Do: Hosted by Anthony Taylor and produced by Windsong Productions, with a weekly cameo from yours truly.
- Who Eats Brunch: From the Dead in 60 Years crew.
In addition to all those, the site will include local channels for organizations such as Valley PBS, Fresno State and Swede Fest — they’ll host stuff that’s already on the web, but is now collected in one place.
I’d embed the first round of videos here, but I can’t seem to get them to work. For now, just head over to GottaLoveFresno.com.