Five million video downloads for BalconyTV

25 Feb 2009

A music television station that broadcasts on YouTube, and that is recorded every week on a tiny balcony overlooking Temple Bar, has had its five millionth video view.

“That’s four million video views in just over a year,” said BalconyTV co-founder Stephen O’Regan.

For example The Script’s BalconyTV performance topped 200,000 views, making it the most-watched BalconyTV show ever.

The Balcony Review has a number of new reviews published, mostly notably for U2’s new album No Line On The Horizon”, O’Regan said.

“Having been invited to U2’s HQ in Dublin to listen to the album, we are confident that our review was one of the first in the world when it published last week,” O’Regan said.

BalconyTV has also started a radio hour programme on RTE Digital Radio 2XM, which will also be available via the Balcony News section of the website, or as a podcast via ITunes.

By John Kennedy

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years