Sunday, 26 April 2009

Happy Birthday WildEarth

Tomorrow is the 27th April and it is our 2nd birthday. The 27th of April is also Freedom day in South Africa and is the day we commemorate becoming a democratic country, 15 years ago. Viva, South Africa!! 
Two years ago WE went LIVE with our 24 hour per day window into Africa. As many of you will remember there were only 80 'slots' available on our video servers at that time, and today WE are serving over 150,000 stream starts per day. It has taken a great deal of effort and dedication from many people to be able to still be doing this two years on. The support from you, our valued viewers (the WE family), is what makes it possible for us to do what WE do. It is the knowledge that there are people all around the world relying on us to overcome every and any problem (I won't list them, you know what I mean), that gives us the motivation to solve every issue. There is something beautiful about this silent connection around the world, something hard to understand and even harder to explain, but it is what makes us stand apart from all other wildlife broadcasters ... it is in our nature. Thank you.
This evening the Fire Side Chat will go ahead as normal, but tomorrow, just after the African sun dips below the horizon, WE will be celebrating our second journey round the sun since WE began. You are invited to be a part of our celebrations, be a part of our birthday party at 19h00 CAT. WE will sing and dance by the fire, WE will discuss the journey so far and remember the highs and lows. (There will be no night drive after the party.)


WE would like to thank you all for your patience over the past few weeks as our archives have not been working, our schedule was changed (back to normal now), some have had difficulty with stream freezing, there has been a nasty element or two in the chat rooms, and other niggling issues. There is so much going on behind the scenes at the moment, and our third year promises to bring with it some real WE magic. I promise to write soon about all that is going on and catch you all up on the vision of our future.

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