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Online TV Network ‘My Craft Channel’ Announced

An online craft tv network called My Craft Channel will be debuting on July 11th, according to an announcement made to Scrapbook Update by channel founder & president Kristine McKay.

My Craft Channel will consist of broadcast-quality streaming video delivered online via Flash. The company is also working on an iPad app to deliver its content to that device, since it is not Flash compatible. Starting on July 11th, the company will be launching a 20 day media blitz in conjunction with Northridge Publishing and Provo Craft, called 20 Cricuts in 20 Days, during which they will reveal all 20 shows that will be featured in their fall line-up.

The new network’s shows will include a wide range of crafts, including sewing,scrapbooking, DIY projects, mixed media, stamping, digital hybrid crafts, photography, and party planning. Most of the network’s planned 20 new shows per week will be filmed in a central studio for the Utah-based company, with a few done on location.

Scrapbook Update can exclusively reveal the first two shows in the My Craft Channel line-up. They will feature Stacy Julian and Teresa Collins, who are both creating 12 episode series for the channel. Julian’s show will be titled “Photo Freedom” and will be based on her book of the same name. Collins’ series will feature paper and home decor projects each week in Collins’ signature style.

My Craft Channel is searching for fresh talent to host segments and join panels on their shows. To be considered, post a video of yourself doing a project tutorial to YouTube and mention My Craft Channel in the video. Send the link of your video to My Craft Channel. Contact information is on the My Craft Channel blog.

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33 Responses to Online TV Network ‘My Craft Channel’ Announced

  1. Melissa Stinson June 21, 2011 at 8:15 pm #

    Oh, wow, this is awesomely exciting!!! My iPad and I can’t wait!!

  2. gela June 21, 2011 at 9:12 pm #

    Wow, that is soooo beyond cool. I hope it attracts new crafters.

  3. Claudia McDaniel June 21, 2011 at 10:09 pm #

    I’ve been waiting for someone to fill this niche!! Good luck to the new channel. I will be sure to watch, especially any show that has Stacy.

  4. Lara June 21, 2011 at 10:20 pm #

    This is awesome. Will the shows be recorded so you can watch them at different times?

  5. Carrie June 21, 2011 at 10:34 pm #

    This is great! I’m excited. :) Wish the content wasn’t flash-based so I could watch with my wdtv, but I’ll still watch on the computer :)

    • Kristine McKay June 22, 2011 at 9:06 am #

      We are working on it. It should be compatible before the launch.

  6. Debra June 22, 2011 at 4:00 am #

    Wow, fabbo!

  7. Amy K June 22, 2011 at 6:11 am #

    Looking forward to this. Thanks for sharing Nancy.

  8. Melissa Kaye June 22, 2011 at 8:33 am #

    Will this site be a fee based site, or will all the shows be available for free? I didn’t see any info on that within the article, but maybe I missed it.

    Thanks!

  9. Kristine McKay June 22, 2011 at 9:06 am #

    YES Melissa everything is FREE!!!!

    • Melissa Kaye June 22, 2011 at 11:09 am #

      That’s awesome! I can’t wait to check it out!

  10. Allison June 22, 2011 at 9:26 am #

    WOW. This sounds amazing! There are so many talented people on youtube, I’m sure they won’t have any problems finding talent for this. Thanks for the heads up Nancy, this sound really awesome! I’m marking my calendar.

  11. Amber :) June 22, 2011 at 11:40 am #

    Congratulations Kristine! It will be amazing – this is exactly what the scrapbook and paper crafting industry needs!! We wish you luck and can’t wait to be a part of this amazing venture…

    Amber :)

  12. Vicki June 22, 2011 at 11:56 am #

    Oh my!! this is certainly a niche that needs to be filled. Can’t wait!! Nancy be sure to keep us updated on the whens and wheres!

  13. Marta Valdes June 22, 2011 at 1:13 pm #

    How exciting! Can’t wait for the iPad app! Love it.

  14. Jen Grant June 22, 2011 at 1:45 pm #

    Wow! What a great idea! So glad someone is finally doing it!

  15. Bev June 22, 2011 at 4:28 pm #

    This is awesome news! I can hardly wait. Thank you for the information.

  16. Lysa Colonna June 22, 2011 at 5:09 pm #

    I’m excited! This is better than if it was a cable show and we would have to worry if our cable system would be airing the shows. I already am following the blog. Thanks so much Nancy, I can’t wait to watch!

  17. Jacque June 22, 2011 at 7:44 pm #

    This is wonderful news. We can’t count on HGTV anymore for craft shows.

  18. Trish Reddick June 22, 2011 at 8:35 pm #

    What a great resource! I really am excited about the IPAD app. Yea!!!!!

  19. Gab June 23, 2011 at 3:30 am #

    Sounds fantastic! Can’t wait to hear more!

  20. Nancy Grant June 23, 2011 at 12:52 pm #

    Very cool stuff! I can’t wait to see your first episode! :-)

  21. Kristine McKay June 23, 2011 at 6:16 pm #

    Thanks so much for all of the wonderful good wishes! We are beyond excited. This has been an empty niche for far to long. I appreciate all of the support and can’t wait to see you all on our FB page for our media launch! Thanks so much for spreading the word Nancy. Scrapbook Update is my favorite crafty news site!!!

  22. Elizabeth June 23, 2011 at 11:47 pm #

    This is over-the-top exciting!! Nancy, thank you so much for all you do to keep us up-to-date on all that’s going on in the industry.
    I’ll sure be forwarding this articles on to others….
    Have a great weekend ~~ Elizabeth

  23. Dolly Foote June 24, 2011 at 11:07 am #

    Nancy, between you and my membership at the Paperclipping Roundtable I feel like a part of the huge wonderful world of scrapbooking. Thanks for all that you do, it does not go unappreciated by this very happy fan!

  24. Diane Heim June 24, 2011 at 9:35 pm #

    This sounds wonderful. And if they can do the IPad app it will be even better. I find my IPad becoming a bigger part of my everyday life and would love to watch the new channel on it.

  25. CindyC June 24, 2011 at 11:17 pm #

    Ditto on the iPad app. It won’t play flash videos directly at least I haven’t found a good way to do it other than channeled through my computer.
    I look forward to the shows. :-)

  26. Maureen Mathis June 30, 2011 at 1:07 am #

    Can you add a button so we can share this on Facebook? I clicked on the Facebook icon, but all it did was “like” it. Isn’t there a way for us to share the link on Facebook with just a click that takes us over to Facebook?

    • Kristine McKay July 1, 2011 at 5:04 pm #

      I will forward this to my marketing director. I LOVE this idea!!

  27. Deanna Tower June 30, 2011 at 8:23 pm #

    YIIPPEEEEE!!! I have been waiting for something just like this! We used to get a little bit of scrapbooking on the DIY channel and even less on HGTV. As I searched I kept thinking, “doesn’t anyone think about the financial end of this and what a market there is for this?”. I too would second the motion that M. Mathis made on 6/30/2011 about finding a way to share through Facebook. That would certainly be beneficial on all ends. Thank you!

  28. Lyneen June 30, 2011 at 11:34 pm #

    AWESOME… looking forward to watching!!!! We need more how to shows!!!

  29. Cyndi July 3, 2011 at 11:12 am #

    Very cool news! Making it iPad friendly would make many of us extremely happy :)

  30. Debbie Raymond July 10, 2011 at 11:52 pm #

    Good luck TOMORROW Kristine and crew. I’m excited to watch My Craft Channel. And I know that everyone at ADORNit will be cheering for you!

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