December 18, 2012, 4:06 pm by dliu
Sandwich Community TV is the epitome of a vital community media hub.
Consider how much the modest PEG station does for this historic town, located at the very beginning of the Cape Cod peninsula:
- Operate the High School Media Center
- Cover government meetings, and collaborate with their Selectmen to produce civics programming
- Produce a wide range of public access programs, including talk shows, PSAs, and programs in coordination with other non-profits in the region
- Feature local businesses, through close association with the chamber of commerce
- Produce vignettes on Sandwich history, in cooperation with the local historical commission
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October 27, 2012, 8:11 am by dliu
TelVue Systems Engineer Chris Perry on an ACM West panel
The title of the panel was “Program Playback – The Latest Trends in Automation”, and holding forth on the benefits of Software as a Service (SaaS) was TelVue Systems Engineer Chris Perry. The setting was the ACM West regional conference in Sacramento.
Like a rock star, Chris Perry then jetted back across the country to prepare for his next public appearance: he will be leading a TelVue Users Group at the ACM NE Conference in Plymouth, MA, on Nov. 1. Read more …
October 26, 2012, 9:33 pm by dliu
Andrews, watching WBMA streaming on his laptop at 35,000 feet
When TelVue says we put our customers on the air, everywhere, we weren’t really thinking about the cabin of an airplane. But this picture, taken by TelVue SVP Paul Andrews at 35,000 feet, proves that you can view a live CloudCast feed, not only on the air, but in the air. New airline services include on board Internet, making it possible to access a CloudCast stream from anywhere in the U.S., even while enroute. PEG Power! Read more …
October 5, 2012, 10:18 am by dliu
Told you we’d be at Mass Access. That’s the TelVue logo on the Jumbotron at Foxboro’s Gillette Stadium, site of today’s Mass Access mini-conference.
October 2, 2012, 5:16 pm by dliu
TelVue is very pleased to be the Major Sponsor of this year’s Mass Access Mini-Conference, Oct 5 in Foxboro, MA. Mass Access provides a platform for support, training and communications for more than 150 Public, Educational and Government (PEG) access television stations across the state of Massachusetts.
“TelVue is glad of the opportunity to support such an active community broadcasting group as Mass Access,” said Charles Paige, TelVue’s representative to the Northeastern U.S. “New England — and Massachusetts in particular — is proof of the vitality of public access programming and local broadcasting.”
“The three workshops offered at the mini conference will address a few of the ever-changing challenges we face in our industry.,” said Mass Access Board President Bob Kelly. “TelVue’s diverse product line is featured in all three; Making the HD format transition, Sports coverage – on the field and off, and Programming beyond your cable channels. TelVue’s innovative ideas have allowed community media centers to have the look and feel of broadcast network stations on cable television and IP programming. We are grateful for their partnership.”
This year’s Mass Access mini-conference will be held at the Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA.
September 6, 2012, 10:00 am by dliu
If your PEG station uses the Community Media Distribution Network (CMDN) and would like RSS notification of the latest uploads, put this link in your RSS reader: http://cmdn.telvue.com/rss/latest. It will notify you of the five most recent programs uploaded to CMDN.
Don’t have a CMDN account yet? Register here.
September 5, 2012, 9:51 am by dliu
PEG stations have just a few days left to submit comments to the FCC about how much PEG contributes to their communities.
Copying here a recent notice from NATOA about the FCC’s latest Notice of Inquiry, and why every PEG station should make itself heard (The NOI is wordy, but NATOA helpfully provided a template for responding, along with electronic filing instructions):
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August 29, 2012, 10:56 am by dliu
TelVue's Charles Paige demonstrates program-sharing server to New Hampshire stations
TelVue is pleased to be a part of the latest trend in community broadcast: video file-sharing on a statewide scale.
Yesterday, TelVue representative Charles Paige demonstrated the features of a new program-sharing solution which TelVue provided for New Hampshire — the latest state to build a regional programming collaboration. Next week the New Hampshire Coalition for Community Media (NHCCM) will proudly unveil its new file-sharing service, through which member stations can freely upload and download video content.
“There’s a lot of great programming going on all over the state. This new sharing server is a great place to upload content, get fresh and relevant programming, and help our producers get more exposure,” says Doris Ballard, Executive Director of Concord Community TV (CCTV), and a member of the NHCCM Board. Read more …
June 7, 2012, 8:23 am by jarmstrong
June 7, 2012 – (Mount Laurel, NJ) – TelVue® Corporation (OTCQB: TEVE) (PINKSHEETS: TEVE), the innovation leader in Television and Internet Broadcasting for communities, cable operators, and media companies announced today that its PEG.TV Community TV on Roku® channel has grown to include more than 100 public access, educational and government (PEG) channels. PEG.TV offers live and on-demand community programming from hyperlocal TV stations across the country.
The Roku Player is today’s most popular Internet-connected Over-the-Top (OTT) TV device offering access to services such as Netflix™, HuluPlus™ and PEG.TV™ to over 2.5 million Roku users in the U.S. and overseas. TelVue’s PEG.TV Community TV application can be easily found in the Roku Channel Store, where it is 100% free to all Roku viewers. Community TV channels in the PEG.TV portal are powered by the TelVue CloudCast™ multi-screen streaming video service that also enables broadcasters to deliver to PCs, iPads, and mobile devices. Read more …
May 16, 2012, 2:30 pm by dliu
MCA-TV is the public access station for Moon Township, PA, a suburb of Pittsburgh. It airs a lot of programming generated by the community, including contributions from five churches and the nearby Robert Morris University.
“Everybody provided us with a hard copy of their programs on DVDs or DVCPRO tape,” explains MCA-TV Executive Director, Jim Koepfinger. “We used to have to wait for their staff to print out hard copies of the programs and get these to us. That resulted in big time delays.” Then MCA-TV started using TelVue® Connect™, which allows contributors to submit content directly from their desktops. “Now these programs are up and running by the next day. It’s a huge time savings for us.”
Koepfinger notes that there are additional time savings from no longer having to manually transcode all the submissions, since TelVue Connect takes care of that automatically. “It’s all about getting the content here. Convenience for the churches, and instant access for the university,” which can contribute as much as nine hours of programming a week during the height of the sports season. The university does its own post-production, and uploads the finished product via drag-and-drop into MCA-TV’s Media Library in Connect.
From there, Koepfinger can program his channel, also from any Web interface. “Of course they could ftp their content,” Koepfinger adds, “but this is nicer.”