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Nickelodeon Launches Internet Channel 'TurboNick'

MarketingVOX reports Nickelodeon has launched a new broadband internet channel called TurboNick. The "channel" will contain 20 hours of original programming including SpongeBob SquarePants viewable on visitors own time schedule. Unfortunately, Nickelodeon appears oblivious to the fact all the cool kids use Firefox crippling TurboNick to work only with Internet Explorer. Perhaps now that Google has acknowledged the existence of Firefox with its introduction of the Google Toolbar for Firefox tomorrow, the rest of the slackers will finally catch up. IE is dead. Firefox is the only way to view the web.

OK, so we did fire up IE and can confirm the video quality on TurboNick is TV quality and the program selection is great. A cool concept. TurboNick is hip to the cool kids' viewing habits. Oops, viewing full screen crashes IE. Oh well.

Written by Steve Hall    Comments (3)     File: Online     Jul- 6-05  

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Comments

Firefox has supported a google toolbar for at least a couple of months now, or since I began using it.

Posted by: Kenney on July 6, 2005 01:39 PM

Nope. That was GoogleBar - a third party plug in. Nothing to do with Google. But yes, it accomplished the same thing.

Posted by: Steve Hall on July 6, 2005 02:11 PM

i don't know what you are talking about, I don't get any crash with fullscreen. and firefox is necessary I think becuase the videos have some windows DRM, that is easier to set in IE. I think that may be it. But yeah other than that I think it's a great idea and have been enjoying avatar there. Other channels should adopt this principle. The Sci-fi channel also did somethign similar, they released a few of the Battlestar Gallactica episodes online. Also BBC recently release the pilot for one of it's tv show online. I think this i a trend that hopefully will catch on quickly

Posted by: Jay G. on August 10, 2005 09:29 PM

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