First and foremost, Overshoot TV is what the community will make of it. O TV was created under the same principles that drove the development of Free Libre Open Source Software. The videos produced by Overshoot TV and the web site itself is the result of a collaborative effort between all of the O TV members.
Originally, Overshoot.tv was created in April 2008 by Augustin Masquilier.
Augustin is a grassroots activist, one just like millions of other activists working for change around the globe. He has participated in various online activist projects. He is the lead developer for Activist Solutions and for Reuniting.info. He created Minguo.info, a site promoting better voting systems as well as a collective intelligence delegation system.
Overshoot TV was inspired by a video produced by Dan Chay.