Link TV to Launch Portal

Nonprofit satellite-TV channel Link TV, which focuses on news and documentaries about global change and the developing world, will launch a Web portal aimed at raising awareness of global development issues and funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation,, according to GigaOM.

Link TV founder Kim Spencer told GigaOM will use “the latest semantic tools” and offer videos, news articles, opinion, commentary, and links for users to get involved in global development. Method, which designed sites including Fancast and TED, will be responsible for designing, GigaOM reported. will use Metaweb Technologies‘ Freebase structured data platform and Thomson ReutersOpenCalais semantic engine, according to GigaOM.

Link TV board member, United Nations ambassador and actor Danny Glover previewed in the video below: