The Fan Hitch   Volume 15, Number 4, September 2013

          Journal of the Inuit Sled Dog                                    
In This Issue....

From the Editor: A Great Man Has Passed


Baker Lake MLA Speaks Out in Support of Nunavut's Inuit Dogs

Proposed New Dog By-law, a Threat to Iqaluit Dog Team Owners?

Published Research Has Implications for the Aboriginal Inuit Sled Dog!

Fan Mail

The Chinook Project’s July 2013 Visit to Labrador

NFB Increases Internet Accessibility to its Film Library

Movie Review: Vanishing Point

Problems Accessing/Viewing Pages

IMHO: The Back Story of the Thank You DVD

Index: Volume 15, The Fan Hitch

Navigating This Site

Index of articles by subject

Index of back issues by volume number

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Articles to download and print

Ordering Ken MacRury's Thesis

Our comprehensive list of resources

Defining the Inuit Dog

Talk to The Fan Hitch

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NFB Increases Internet Accessibility to its Film Library

For quite some time the National Film Board of Canada has afforded unlimited free access to their extensive library of films and videos, including a generous collection of polar aboriginal films and documentaries, both archival and current. All you needed was to be in front of a computer with a web browser and internet access from which you could navigate to their website. You could then search their site by film title or browse their collection by category.

NFB has responded to the increased popularity of both alternative web devices and mobile access. Their collection of some 2,000 films and videos is now available to users of mobile devices as well as to their televisions.

Apps for Android phones and tablets are now found on the NFB’s Applications page. For iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Windows 8 tablets the NFB Application page directs you to those two company’s apps stores.

NFB has developed apps for use with the increasingly popular smart TVs made by LG and Samsung. They have also developed apps for both the new Google TV streaming device and the Roku streaming player*. In all four instances (LG, Samsung, Google TV and Roku) the appropriate apps are available for download from each company’s apps store.

* For readers not familiar with streaming players/devices: they afford an experience similar to that with a smart TV, from a conventional TV to which the streaming device is attached. Like smart TVs they require internet access to function. Typically there is a broad selection of apps supporting contact with a multitude of content providers. Some providers offer free access, others require either pay-on-demand or have subscription services.
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