LinkTV Building a YouTube for Social Change

LinkTV, a non-profit satellite TV channel that specializes in news and documentaries about global change and the developing world, is launching a site called, which it says will be a one-stop portal “to help raise awareness of global development issues.” The project, which is being funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was previewed on Wednesday with a video address from actor and UN ambassador Danny Glover (a LinkTV board member), which is embedded below. LinkTV, which was founded in 1999 by TV veteran and documentary producer Kim Spencer, says it will be using “the latest semantic tools” to create a digital media hub with videos, news articles, opinion and commentary, along with links that will allow readers and viewers to get involved in global development. Continue reading on GigaOM.