I am amazed how many people who stream TV shows online are still unaware of the current issues related to SOPA and the backlash from Megavideo being shut down. The amount of comments and emails I am getting telling me “The videos are broken, can you fix please?” is staggering
Sadly more and more video hosts are closing, deleting content or changing their policies to prevent shows being uploaded. Firstly Megavideo, then VideoBB and VideoZer quickly followed – those were the three main hosts I used here at RealityTVFan.org. The alternatives I choose were Novamov, Putlocker and Rapidshare. Putlocker announced they were closing at the start of this month (they don’t appear to have done so, but their future is very uncertain), Novamov have deleted all existing content and limited new uploads to 300mb (most TV shows are 350mb so this is clearly an attempt to stop people uploading shows there) and countless other video hosts have already or will soon be doing similar.
I have no doubts that things will get better and new ‘Megavideos’ will emerge when things settle down, but unfortunately for now RealityTVFan.org is going to have to change as well.
Please understand I don’t want to make these changes but they are necessary for numerous reasons.
* From now on there will be no Dailymotion uploads.
* Dead links will not be updated – so make sure you watch shows as soon as you can.
* Videos will no longer be embedded – they will be linked to.
* All currently airing shows will be completed with the exception of Dancing on Ice.
* I can’t make any promises about which video host(s) will be used, it’ll be a case of getting the link(s) any where I can (so telling me “Aww that host doesn’t work for me, can you post from another host instead” won’t get us any where, if you can’t get a certain host working for some reason contact them, google, try different browsers etc – work it out).
Thanks to every one who has visited this site over the last 5 years – RealityTVFan.org is not closing or going any where, we are just rolling with the punches and waiting things out until they return to ‘normal’.
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