Create Gather Share
[quote]Our hope for iCatholic.ie is that it will become the equivalent of the RTE player or BBC iPlayer for the Irish Church… [/quote]
The first word is always … welcome.
We hope that iCatholic.ie will be of service to you. Our mission is summed up in our tag-line – CREATE GATHER SHARE.
The iCatholic model is based on two simple actions.
- Together we all put in our own content
- You draw out the selection you want for your website etc.
The first step is to add your content …. and to get your own channel … e.g. the Irish Bishops Conference – http://www.icatholic.ie/icbc/
Together our channels combine to provide a rich library of shared resources. What we have already gathered is only a fraction of what we could have. You can search through our combined content using keywords like Faith, Liturgy, Youth.
Please contact us if your agency – e.g. diocese, order, church group- has an interest in having your own channel on iCatholic. We appreciate that people may need to think through and discuss the advantages of making iCatholic their default player and how it performs in relation to other players.
The iCatholic player is designed to appear anywhere on-line and works on mobile devices on 3G connections. Importantly, it is not blocked by school internet filters unlike some other players.
You can freely embed individual videos from iCatholic on your website or share via social media.
We can also provide ‘feeds’ so that you can get a selection of content to appear automactically on your site as a ‘library’. This could be content from one channel or a combination of channels.
To see examples and to get more details please see our FEEDS page
THE WAY AHEAD
Our hope for iCatholic.ie is that it will become the equivalent of the RTE player or BBC iPlayer for the Irish Church (or if you prefer our own Netflix).
All we need for this to happen is for church groups to make use of iCatholic. It is as simple as that.
As well as on-demand video, we have also undertaken live streaming, most notably a daily interview programme at IEC2012. We hope to undertake some more live programmes over the summer to showcase its potential for our channels and our viewers. We will alert people – via Facebook and Twitter - when dates are confirmed.
We would value any feedback or suggestions. We would especially appreciate people helping to spread the word and you are always welcome to share our content on your own website or via social media.
The final word is … welcome.
Fraternally in Christ
Fr Bill Kemmy (K&L)