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ACTLab TV, born out of a division of UT’s RTF department, had a coming out day of sorts yesterday kicked off by a post on /. and then an article in the Daily Texan.

The site currently focuses on the technology behind its offerings. Alluvium, open source software which allows peer-to-peer streaming of video content, kind of like a cross between BitTorrent and RealPlayer. There isn’t much content yet, but the site hints at a June 20th launch date. There appears to be at least one sample here.

From what I can gather, in addition to the software being open sourced, much of the content will be Creative Commons or CopyLeft licensed, which can mean that you can remix or repurpose the content in your own works. The site hints at a blend of technology and activism. It’ll be interesting to see where they go with this.

Update: I just got news of yet another article about ACTLab TV on Tom’s Hardware.

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