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!
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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.
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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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BCTV Producer Jan Doyle Wins National Alliance for Community Media Award For Her "Classroom Connections" Educational
(Branford, CT) "Classroom Connections" Host/Producer Jan Doyle, was announced as a winner of the "Educational Profile Program" award from the Alliance for Community Media. The specific program that won the award focused on Sliney School, and was part of a series done with superintendent Hamlet Hernandez.. Winners of the 2012 ACM Hometown Media Awards were chosen from more than 1,000 entries representing towns and cities across the country. The awards were handed out at the Alliance for Community Media 2012 Conference & Exhibition, July 31-August 2, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago. Doyle has hosted the "Classroom Connections" program for several years, featuring guests including Bernie Siegel, M.D., an internationally recognized expert in the field of cancer treatment/ & holistic medicine. For an additional story on Jan's award, visit the Branford Seven by CLICKING HERE.
"Classroom Connections" Host/Producer Jan Doyle, (right), with Walter Mann, (left), BCTV Station Manager.
BCTV Televised Town Meetings Moved To New Branford Fire
For many years, most televised Town of Branford meetings were held at the Canoe Brook Senior Center, However, recently, those televised Town meetings were relocated to the Training/Meeting Room at the new Branford Fire Headquarters. The Training/Meeting Room is much more spacious than the former venue, and has added improvements including the addiition of a third robotic camera, improved audio, and much better acoustics. Additionally, the new building allows for the placement of the TV control equipment in a separate room as opposed to the former venue where
Henry Pond, longtime videographer of Branford town meetings, in the TV control room at the new Branford Fire Headquarters.
the equipment had to be operated out of wall-mounted cabinets in the same room where the meeting itself was being conducted. Also, new wireless microphones and a state-of-the-art sound system are now part of the mix, allowing for improved, amplified audio in the meeting room. This provides the ability for all in attendance at the meeting, no matter where in the room they are seated, to be able to easily hear all the goings on of the meeting. BCTV thanks the Town of Branford I.T. and Fire Departments for their support.
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
Community To Get Involved at BCTV
Click on the player above to view Alan Fitz, BCTV President, as he gives a brief tour of BCTV.
BCTV Board Member 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 ediitng 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 technolgy 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
BCTV is now airing the special discussion "The Strange, Sad, Sordid Life of Henri De Toulouse-Lautrec." The event was taped last week at Branford's Blackstone Library. You can also watch
the program right here on BranfordTV.org by using
the player below (double-click for fullscreen).
BCTV Features Special Program On Discussion at Blackstone Library
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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BCTV Completes Installation of New Equipment
BCTV recently completed installation of new equipment to address various needs at BCTV. The equipment was purchased with funds attained from a grant from the State of Connecticut. The grant, a Public, Educational and Governmental Programming and Educational Technology Investment Account (or PEGPETIA) was attained in November, 2012. Purchased were new HD studio cameras, an upgraded HD video switcher, and an additional editing system for the BCTV studio. Also purchased,was a new server-based program playback system and bulletin board system for the Branford Educational Access Channel, as well as technology to allow for live cablecasting of various Branford town meetings, were all purchased as a result of the grant.
Photo: BCTV/Chris Bennett
Courtesy: History Channel/Left Field Pictures
History Channel "Chasing Tail" Scenes Filmed at BCTV !
A recent episode of the "Chasing Tail" series airing on History Channel was filmed at BCTV. Below, (left) BCTV's Chris Bennett is seen on History Channel in the BCTV Studio Control Room, while Sara Miles (below/right) is seen interviewing Mike Adronaco & Michael "Arky" Vaughn. For more pics, CLICK HERE.
"Branford News," a new program produced by Branford High School student Jade Ye, recently debuted on BCTV. The new program garners content culled from the Branford Patch, The Branford Seven and The Branford Eagle. The three online newspapers are proud to allow Jade Ye to utilize their content with credit going to the news sources. The show will soon be adding other high school students to the productionc crew. BCTV's Chris Bennett has been acting as the advisor to Jade on the overall production, including graphics, animation and other facets of TV production. A project like this is an excellent launching-pad for those with interest in TV careers,
Student-Produced Show "Branford News" Debuts
BCTV Board Members recently attended the Branford High School Career Day 2013. This annual event's goal is to offer Branford High School students the opportunity to meet area businesses and learn more about careers in their respective industry. BCTV's Peter Hugret, Amy Koch and LIz Ferguson greeted the students and explained BCTV's role in the community and discussed careers in the television industry. Special thanks to Branford Public School's Superintendent Hamlet Hernandez, as well as staff Lee Pantagoulus and Anna Puglia for their support of BCTV.
BCTV Participates in Branford High School Career Day 2013