March 23, 2014 1:04 pm by Channel 1 Networks, under ,,. 0 Comments
Jann Scott ceo of Channel One Networks
Jann Scott CEO of Channel One Networks

When it comes to being ahead of his time, the man is Jann Scott of Boulder, Colorado.

In 2005, he created The World Channel 1 Network, ( now C1N.TV) one of the first web-based TV networks.  This came  after launching on University of Colorado servers in 1997 and is still seen on

“As early as 1998, I saw that newspapers were in decline and all TV and newspapers were moving to the web and wanted to cover all of it.”   He calls his network “YouTube meets Craig’s List.”
The purpose of his networks is to provide each community with local TV and  news on the Web.
“We want the networks to be the “go-to” place for both local TV and print news on the web.
He said his networks have come into their own  with 30 up and running, reporters in various locations like Florida,BoulderSeattle and Denver to name a few.  Boulder and Denver act as both the content and financial model for the entire network he said.
On C1N.TV viewers can see his Route 66 travel series on the Travel ChannelRestaurant section news, home and garden, fashion and the popular auto section.  Scott’s news team covers numerous events live on location. He has brought together a team which contributes to the news and feature content of his network shows.
And, Scott admits the networks are profitable since day 1.  “Our sales department sells ads locally in each city.  We don’t take any third party ads and we compete with Google, for example.”  He said they staff their phone lines and have people available to take calls.  He said we bring a “humanness” to the business of buying online advertising”  He said while  Channel 1 networks can exist without social media, they do use them to promote their programming.  “We are integrating web  into main stream population while the social media is aimed only at the millenniums!”
While Jann Scott’s off-beat sense of humor developed as a TV talk show host is considered controversial by some his popularity as a Boulder icon make him a pillar of the community. Scott’s serious side has proven him to be community orientated.  He has helped 100’s of disenfranchised people in need.
Do we dream big?  He said.  “We want to build the world headquarters in Boulder with 20,000 employees worldwide, bigger than CNN or Comcast, for example.”  “We’re the biggest media company in the world,” he said hesitating, “But we aren’t fully actualized yet!”  The C1N network is there. The advertisers are there and we have stayed consistent with the vision.”
Thinking further, Jann Scott said, “We would probably like to partner with Ted Turner, for example, and have offices all over the world.”
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Donna Marek is a Boulder free lance writer and has contributed to Boulder Channel 1 since it’s inception