Assalamu'alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.
I belong to a group of 9 brothers and 3 sisters working on a webtv project. The webtv, wtv8, can be viewd at http://wtv8.tv, with new editions every Saturday, 9pm Malaysian time, and repeats daily.
Wtv8 is relatively new with most of its content based on the local political scene. We are, in the midst of searching for Islamic material, local and foreign. However, as we are all volunteers in wtv8 and that it is not a profit generating body, we hope to make some form of arrangement for mutual benefit.
Other than that, viewers may contribute news or even comments by joining wtv8_Public@yahoogroups.com. Thank you.
|Date:|| May. 06, 2006|
Today, I shall enter my first writing into this blog...I think.
My previous try in this blog was a dismal failure as somehow maybe due to a glitch somewhere - or was it my ineptness - it did not register. Thus, I pray this time it will. Otherwise, I would be wasting what little energy I have for this day after using most of it in the studio earlier.
Through experience - though new as we may be - we at wtv8 have come to learn many things about webtv production. Perhaps, the oddest thing is that it is not as difficult as we originally thought. Then again, neither is it a walk-in-the-woods either.
With the many failings that we have now, we are nonetheless still confident that we will, be better. InsyAllah.
In a Quran class recently, I learnt that Imam Shafie was once asked: What is the secret to his learning the Quran?
Imam Shafie replied: Repeat 1,000 times and you will memorise.
In our context here in wtv8, it would mean that we have to keep on trying and learning to adapt and adopt new knowledge in producing our programmes.
Though currently limited to 4 productions only: News, Islamic Entertainment, Tazkirah and Talkshow, we do have the intention to produce more. This is our endeavour to produce quality Islamic programmes as an alternative to those non-Islamic whether in presentation or in production.
It will not be easy. Foremost, as all of us volunteered for this project when many have daytime jobs and family, as well as other social respobilities. But the commitment given by several of the brothers, masyAllah, I have no words to describe.
Especially to the brothers and sisters in Malaysia, give us your moral support as we strive to bring you news to counter propoganda by... We are not CNN nor Al-Jazeera; we are wtv8.