RCTV, the Venezuelan TV station shut down by
President Hugo Chavez is now being broadcast on YouTube
Although the station is officially off the air, CNN's Harris Whitbeck said its news department continues to operate on reduced staffing, and the three daily hour-long installments of the newscast "El Observador" are uploaded onto YouTube by RCTV's Web department.
In addition, RCTV's Colombia-based affiliate, Caracol, has agreed to transmit the evening installment of "El Observador" over its international signal. The program, which will run at midnight, could reach about 800,000 people in Venezuela.
Although this is drastically reduced from RCTV's previous audience, its continued presence is a sign of hope for the staff.
So, how long will it take for Chavez to block YouTube from his country, and how long will it take for Colombia to shut down Caracol?