Local community television stations such as Branford's own BCTV can offer you the chance to host/produce your very own television show. It's your chance to express your creative freedom and/or opinion. Whether its a talk show, art/music program, documentary or any other type of TV program, contact BCTV at 481-3232 to learn more about local community television, and how you can make a difference in your community!
YOU Can Host Your Own Television Show On BCTV!
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BCTV Honored For Best Community Access Station
(West Hartford, CT) BCTV was recently honored at the ACM Northeast Video Festival Awards held in West Hartford. The award was for Best P.E.G. (Public, Educational and Government) Access TV Station in the Northeast with an annual budget of under $100k.
The award specifically recognizes overall station achievement by a local community access TV station that provides training and facilities for production of community access programming. In addition to the many producers who utilize BCTV's facilities, BCTV also produces live local election night coverage and runs a successfull high school and college internship program focusing on the electronic media.
For more information on the Alliance for Community Media, CLICK HERE to visit their website.
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BCTV, in conjunction with Branford High School and Walsh Intermediate School, now has a middle school and high school internship program. Students have the opportunity to participate, hands-on, in television program production. From studio camera operation, to graphics, video switcher, audio control and other facets of TV production, students will learn the in's and out's of producing a television program. In addition, BCTV is now accepting college students to participate in our internship program. Currently, students from Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) are already intern program particpants at BCTV. Many students who have participated in the internship program have gone on to successful careers in the broadcasting industry. For more information , call us at 203-481-3232.
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Alan Fitz, President of BCTV, recently completed a video promo inviting Branford residents to get involved in producing programming at BCTV. The promo gives a brief tour of the BCTV studios, including new upgraded, HD television equipment. In addition, to demonstrate how easy it is to shoot video in the field with a smartphone, parts of the promo were shot using an iPhone. The iPhone footage was made "extra-steady" using BCTV's new "SteadiCam" for smartphones.
Use the controls to the right to view the promo or catch it on BCTV !
BCTV's Alan Fitz Invites You
To Get Involved at BCTV
BCTV's Dick Schreiber Shows How Easy It Is To
Produce A TV Segment
Richard Schreiber, a member of the BCTV Board of Directors, recently planned and executed a successful TV production for the first time, inlcuding scriptwriting, formatting,
arranging crews, as well as serving as on-air talent and working with BCTV staff on editing the piece. To view the segment, use the player to the right. It's an entertaining production!
BCTV recently took an in-depth tour of the new 9-1-1 Dispatch Center at the Branford Police Headquarters. Police Chief Kevin Holleran and Captain Geoff Morgan host the video tour, which gives a unique, behind-the scenes look at all the new, recently-installed technology at the dispatch center. (Double-click on the player below to view in fullscreen mode).
BCTV Tours Branford's New
9-1-1 Dispatch Center
Recently, some Branford Cub Scouts had the opportunity to tour the BCTV studios, seeing BCTV's new, upgraded, HD television production equipment. The Scouts learned about the many facets of TV production, seeing the Studio, Control Rooms, and editing suites. Parents of the Scouts accompanied their children on the tour. The Scouts favorite part of the tour was in the studio, doing mock weather forecasts against BCTV's chromakey (green screen) wall.
If you know of a Cub Scout or Girl Scout group who wish to tour BCTV, contact us today at 203-481-3232 or email at email@example.com
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Marc Schwartz, a local Branford producer, recently completed production on a short-form program highlighting the plans for the new Branford Train Station. The program takes viewers on an in-depth tour of the site, with specifics on the needs of the station, the construction of the station, and the benefits of a new train station. The station will have its main entrance on Kirkham Street, and is planned to be completed in the spring of 2015.
Make sure to use the video player to below to view this informative program.
New Program on Plans for
New Branford Train Station
By Marc Schwartz
BCTV's Doug Sisson was on the scene to cover the 2014 edition of Branford's Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast at St. Therese Church in Stony Creek. The event featured the Branford High School Music Makers, a breakfast prepared by local farmers and volunteers and, as committee member Bernadette DiGiulian put it, “a reflection on the influence of the civil rights leader.” Proceeds from the event benefitted the Community Dining Room and the Fuel Assistance Program. Watch the event on BCTV or right here on BranfordTV.org
Branford's 2014 Edition of MLK Breakfast on BCTV
We cannot forget the tremendous sacrifices of the soldiers at Gettysburg, 150 years ago. Sixty thousand soldiers were casualties in the battle. A cavalry officer who was awarded the Medal of Honor lies buried less than one mile from the Blackstone Library. To commemorate the sacrifices of the men and women at Gettysburg, Dr. Richard S. K. Young, a physician, and State Surgeon of the Connecticut Army National Guard, was a guest speaker at the Blackstone Library, presenting "Ten Questions About Gettysburg."
Watch the program on BCTV or right here on BranfordTV.org
Special Now on BCTV
Otty Norwood, a Branford resident, continues his hard work and dedication to helping fellow seniors with his series "Gray Matters." The series tackles numerous issues of importance to seniors. In the latest episode, the topic of estate planning is discussed, with important tips to be aware of when beginning the estate planning process. In the latest (April, 2014) episode, technology is discussed in "Seniors and Tablets." Watch the program on BCTV or right here on BranfordTV.org
Otty Norwood's "Gray Matters" Helps Seniors
"CT's Peregrine Falcons," a recent lecture at the Blackstone Library presented by the Branford Land Trust and featuring speaker Steve Broker, is now airing on BCTV and BranfordTV.org. The peregrine falcon was a regular nester in Connecticut from the 1860s through the early 1900's. Peregrine nesting activity in Connecticut declined through the 1920s and 1930s, and the last documented nesting occurred on the Travelers Tower in Hartford in the late 1940s. Peregrines remained absent from Connecticut until 1997 when a pair successfully nested once again on the Travelers Tower. The peregrine falcon was listed in 1992 as an endangered species on Connecticut's Endangered Species List. It was reclassified as a threatened species in 2010.
Watch the program on BCTV or right here on BranfordTV.org