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West Milford NJ: Pending public access channel’s framework continues to develop in West Milford | David Zimmer, NorthJersey

West Milford NJ: Pending public access channel’s framework continues to develop in West Milford | David Zimmer, NorthJersey | Community Media | Scoop.it

Local officials continue to develop the framework for the township’s pending public access channel.

 

According to Township Council President Lou Signorino, local representatives recently took a trip down to Cranford to visit its station TV-35. Signorino said the field trip to the "state-of-the-art" facility was about getting more information about equipping and managing a public access channel through the municipal government. However, he said he also left with a better appreciation for what having a township-controlled channel brings to the community.

 

"What’s most impressive is how it affects the community, the impact it has on the community, positivity, and sharing of all the good things that happen in town," he said.

 

--- more at original post: http://www.northjersey.com/news/217334371_Pending_public_access_channel_s_framework_continues_to_develop_in_West_Milford_West_Milford.html

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Telluride CO: Telluride TV plans new community media center | Katie Klingsporn, Telluride Daily Planet

Telluride CO: Telluride TV plans new community media center | Katie Klingsporn, Telluride Daily Planet | Community Media | Scoop.it

Telluride TV, the region’s public access station, has long operated out of the Telluride High School, editing content, broadcasting programs and offering media arts education in a small space crammed with equipment.

The space worked fine in the past, but with an expanding vision of what it wants to offer the community, Telluride TV has outgrown it. The non-profit station is moving into a larger spot in August, and plans to turn it into a full-fledged community media center. Telluride TV’s vision is to create a center with a live television studio and video editing bays along with professional cameras for the public to use and a range of educational opportunities for both students and adults.

Thanks to an agreement with the R-1 School District, Telluride TV has the space secured. But it needs help with funding for equipment, and it has launched a capital campaign to raise $50,000.

Telluride TV’s Executive Director Katie Karow said that with Telluride’s strong ties to filmmaking — through Mountainfilm, Telluride Film Festival and other things — a media center makes a lot of sense.

 

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Nashua NH: Comcast's plan to drop TV 13 Nashua draws ire | Barbara Taormina, New Hampshire Union Leader

Nashua NH: Comcast's plan to drop TV 13 Nashua draws ire | Barbara Taormina, New Hampshire Union Leader | Community Media | Scoop.it

Community leaders, elected officials and television viewers in the Greater Nashua area are rallying behind TV 13 Nashua in the hope of convincing Comcast to reconsider its decision to drop the local station from its cable lineup.

 

"We're guardedly optimistic," said TV 13 Programming Manager Carolyn Choate, who added that about 500 people have signed online and old-fashioned paper petitions asking Comcast to continue carrying the local station.

 

And letters of support from Gov. Maggie Hassan, U.S. Sens. Kelly Ayotte and Jeanne Shaheen and a slew of other political and business leaders are piling up.

"We are dismayed to learn that Comcast has made plans to drop WYCN TV 13," said state Sen. Peggy Gilmour in a letter to Trevor Arp, Comcast's vice president of programming in the Northeast division. "I ask you, in the strongest way I can, to reconsider that decision. TV 13 is not just a TV station ... it is a community asset. . They make a difference with their hard work and commitment in the communication they offer our region."

 

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Whitehorse YT: Intensely dramatic commercial for city council show on public access cable | David Pescovitz, boing boing

Whitehorse YT: Intensely dramatic commercial for city council show on public access cable | David Pescovitz, boing boing | Community Media | Scoop.it
The Whitehorse City Council meeting will be the most dramatic, tension-filled television you'll experience all week. It airs every Monday evening on Whitehorse Community Cable in Yukon, Canada.
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Fort Bragg CA: Mendocino TV, City of Fort Bragg collaborate to air council meeting | Fort Bragg Advocate-News

Fort Bragg CA: Mendocino TV, City of Fort Bragg collaborate to air council meeting | Fort Bragg Advocate-News | Community Media | Scoop.it

Mendocino TV announced Sunday that it is working with the City of Fort Bragg to livestream Monday's City Council meeting on the Internet.

 

A press release titled "Mendocino TV bridges the community media gap left by MCTV!" issued by Terrence Vaughn and Marianne McGee of MTV says, "While details are emerging, Mendocino TV is assisting Linda Ruffing, Fort Bragg City Manager, as she pulls together volunteers and city staff to continue vital operations.

 

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Taos NM: Access station now part of newly created UNM-Taos Digital Media Arts program | Bill Knief, The Taos News

Taos NM: Access station now part of newly created UNM-Taos Digital Media Arts program | Bill Knief, The Taos News | Community Media | Scoop.it

In the interest of full disclosure, I have always had a personal fondness for Taos Local Television, ever since a few of us — Candyce O’Donnell, Gail Russell, Rose Rutherford, Rick Romancito, Kathy Cordova, George Chacon, Bob Romero and I, if I recall correctly — created a nonprofit corporation and formed the first TLT board of directors some thirty years ago.

 

Thanks to the dedication of many board members and only a handful of general managers over the years, most notably Ron Usherwood and Tom Myers, whose unique contributions and personal commitment were the mainstay of Cable Channel Two (now 22), the public access station has undergone a transformation. The station started in a cinder block bunker in the middle of a cow pasture off Ranchitos Road with no heat, no plumbing and one bare light bulb hanging from the ceiling to its current locations upstairs over the Town Council chambers on Civic Plaza Drive and a fully functioning production studio across the street overseen by Louis Moya, the UNM-Taos Director of Development.

 

But here’s the exciting part: the station is now an integral part of a newly created UNM-Taos Digital Media Arts program offering both a 31 credit hour Certificate in Information Technologies and a 67 credit hour Associate of Applied Science in Digital Media Arts (DMA). Moya explained that the DMA program offers “a solid foundation in technology, a rich creative background in the arts, and the communication skills necessary to convey ideas in the digital realm.”

 

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Bethany CT: Residents Want to Record Bethany Meetings | Jamie Cura, Bethwood Patch

Bethany CT: Residents Want to Record Bethany Meetings | Jamie Cura, Bethwood Patch | Community Media | Scoop.it

Bethany resident Fran Doba began a recent initiative to bring certain government meetings to the people.

"I and a few of my like-minded associates are currently undertaking an initiative to video tape Bethany Board of Selectmen, Finance and Planning & Zoning meetings in order to sustain the energy that erupted this spring," she wrote in this blog on Bethwood Patch.

The goal is to air the unedited meetings on YouTube and Comcast Public Access TV-Channel 10.

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Fort Bragg CA: MCTV dissolves itself; local public access TV to cease | Frank Hartzell, Fort Bragg Advocate-News

Fort Bragg CA: MCTV dissolves itself; local public access TV to cease | Frank Hartzell,  Fort Bragg Advocate-News | Community Media | Scoop.it

 Mendocino Coast Television has voted to dissolve their nonprofit organization, after losing a lawsuit that found they had never really owned their Laurel Street headquarters and ordered them to pay back rent.

 

The dissolution means the end to 7-year-old MCTV, said its executive director, Elizabeth Swenson. Public access was provided for nearly three decades before that by Mendocino Coast Community Education Television, which transitioned into MCTV in 2006.

 

The MCTV website email said there would be one more week of broadcast.

 

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U-verse a Disconnect for the Disabled | Barbara Popovic, Huff Post Chicago

U-verse a Disconnect for the Disabled | Barbara Popovic, Huff Post Chicago | Community Media | Scoop.it

Today's Communications Daily reports that CAN TV is urging the FCC to adopt rules that assure the disability community can access local community television.

 

"The FCC should adopt user accessibility rules to compel AT&T's U-verse system to carry listings for public, educational and governmental (PEG) channels in order to make it easier for the disabled to find 'helpful local programming,' said the Chicago Access Corp. in an ex parte filing Wednesday. Under the name CAN TV, Chicago Access operates five noncommercial public access PEG channels that feature content for people with visual, auditory and other disabilities." (Communications Daily, 7/12/13.)

 

In its filing to the FCC, CAN TV notes that AT&T carries no listings for CAN TV programs on its electronic or print guides, so it is impossible for anyone from the disability community to make informed local choices. The only identification of a multitude of different channels is a generic listing for "Local Government, Education and Public Access" on U-verse Channel 99.

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MS MR Go Public Access TV Chic in "Think of You" Video | Joe Lynch, Fuse

MS MR Go Public Access TV Chic in "Think of You" Video | Joe Lynch, Fuse | Community Media | Scoop.it

"Think of you"—the clip for New York duo MS MR's theatrically serious single—is the latest in a long and storied line of indie acts creating lo-fi, VHS-styled music videos.

 

The expertly directed/edited clip shows lead singer Lizzy Plapinger, her defiant shock of red-orange hair, producer Max Hershenow and the duo's backing band playing a hokey public access TV show. And tearing it apart.

 

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Mashpee MA: Mashpee TV Ready To Host Creative Community | Geoff Spillane, The Enterprise

Mashpee MA: Mashpee TV Ready To Host Creative Community | Geoff Spillane, The Enterprise | Community Media | Scoop.it

Lights, camera, action: the long-awaited Mashpee TV studio on Industrial Drive is about to go live.

 

The Enterprise received a sneak-peek tour of the new 4,000-square-foot state-of-the-art production and community media center earlier this week, and it is an impressive facility indeed. The nonprofit Mashpee TV was formed in 2012 to take over from Comcast, which last August ceased producing and broadcasting local programming, including the government and school channels, in Mashpee.

 

Mashpee TV Executive Director Amy Davies proudly showed off the facility’s editing suite, play-back room, conference room, and 1,000-square-foot studio complete with overhead lighting and backdrops. The control room is awaiting the delivery of additional equipment. The studio, which was set up for a two-person talk show configuration, could accommodate a variety of show formats with ample room for props, and even a live audience.

 

--- more at original post:  http://www.capenews.net/communities/mashpee/news/2602

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Morgantown WV: West Virginia University announces first university white space broadband trial | Bailey McCann, CivSource

Morgantown WV: West Virginia University announces first university white space broadband trial | Bailey McCann, CivSource | Community Media | Scoop.it

West Virginia University is the latest entrant in the rush to deploy TV White Space broadband (TVWS). TV White Space broadband relies on the use of vacant TV channels to transmit data. The university has partnered with AIR.U, the Advanced Internet Regions consortium on the project.

 

As CivSource has reported, TVWS is growing and has the backing of big players including Google and Microsoft. Trials are underway internationally, and most recently the Gigabit Libraries Network issued a national call to use libraries as hubs for the technology.

 

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Musskegon MI: Muskegon balks at new Comcast cable agreement, hopes for better deal | Dave Alexander, MLIVE

Musskegon MI: Muskegon balks at new Comcast cable agreement, hopes for better deal | Dave Alexander, MLIVE | Community Media | Scoop.it

[...] In 2007, a uniform franchise agreement was developed for cable companies and municipalities, Muskegon Finance Director Tim Paul said. Comcast proposed the city enter into such an agreement but for legal purposes the city has balked at this time.

 

City Manager Bryon Mazade explained to commissioners that the city of Detroit has challenged the uniform agreement in court and is on the verge of winning a favorable legal ruling, providing benefits not offered by the uniform cable agreement.

 

City commissioners on Tuesday, July 9 unanimously approved a resolution rejecting the initial Comcast offer and requesting negotiations with the cable company with regional offices in Lansing. The city is seeking free cable connections to city facilities and an extension of the cable system to the city’s Hartshorn Marina, according to a letter Mazade is sending Comcast officials.

 

Not in dispute is the 5 percent fee the city has charged on company gross revenues within the city. The uniform agreement calls for the same percentage fee, which generates approximately $345,000 a year for the city’s general fund, according to Paul. The new agreement also will continue the current public access channels for “public, educational and governmental” purposes.

 

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Nashua NH: Nashua’s TV-13 hopes public support will convince Comcast to keep it the cable lineup | David Brooks, The Telegraph

Nashua NH: Nashua’s TV-13 hopes public support will convince Comcast to keep it the cable lineup | David Brooks, The Telegraph | Community Media | Scoop.it

The clock is ticking on TV-13’s attempt to stay on basic cable, but the couple who are trying to resurrect the city’s hyper-local television channel remain hopeful.

 

As it stands, WYCN TV-13 will be removed from Comcast’s lineup in early September, despite a previous agreement that would have kept it in the lineup through 2015. Comcast says that agreement was rendered moot by a lack of local programming during interim ownership by Binnie Media, plus technical issues caused by the station’s lack of a digital transmitter.

 

Station managers Carolyn Choate and Gordon Jackson say their return to WYCN in May means the local programming they have produced since 1988 will soon be back, and that a digital transmitter will be online by October. They hope these improvements, bolstered by verbal support from many of the state’s elected officials and a growing chorus of backers in an online petition at Change.org, will convince Comcast to keep them.

 

“You can have a million channels, but if one of them doesn’t cover the people, places, events of your own neck of the woods, it’s for naught,” Choate said.

 

Comcast spokesman Marc Goodman confirmed Friday that the company’s position hasn’t changed, saying the agreement to carry WYCN through 2015 was never binding.

 

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Nashua NH: Nashua’s TV-13 hopes public support will convince Comcast to keep it the cable lineup | David Brooks, The Telegraph

Nashua NH: Nashua’s TV-13 hopes public support will convince Comcast to keep it the cable lineup | David Brooks, The Telegraph | Community Media | Scoop.it

The clock is ticking on TV-13’s attempt to stay on basic cable, but the couple who are trying to resurrect the city’s hyper-local television channel remain hopeful.

 

As it stands, WYCN TV-13 will be removed from Comcast’s lineup in early September, despite a previous agreement that would have kept it in the lineup through 2015. Comcast says that agreement was rendered moot by a lack of local programming during interim ownership by Binnie Media, plus technical issues caused by the station’s lack of a digital transmitter.

 

Station managers Carolyn Choate and Gordon Jackson say their return to WYCN in May means the local programming they have produced since 1988 will soon be back, and that a digital transmitter will be online by October. They hope these improvements, bolstered by verbal support from many of the state’s elected officials and a growing chorus of backers in an online petition at Change.org, will convince Comcast to keep them.

 

“You can have a million channels, but if one of them doesn’t cover the people, places, events of your own neck of the woods, it’s for naught,” Choate said.

 

Comcast spokesman Marc Goodman confirmed Friday that the company’s position hasn’t changed, saying the agreement to carry WYCN through 2015 was never binding. Goodman said Comcast is evaluating what to do with the station’s spectrum if it’s dropped; the company has increasingly used its cable connections and spectrum to expand into non-television businesses such as high-speed Internet access and home security systems.

 

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NATOA Urges FCC to Require Cable Providers Carry Descriptions of PEG Programs | Government Video

NATOA Urges FCC to Require Cable Providers Carry Descriptions of PEG Programs | Government Video | Community Media | Scoop.it

The National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors has joined with two other groups in urging the U.S. government to require cable operators to carry public, education and government channel programming descriptions on their on-screen menus.

 

NATOA, an advocacy group focused on local-government communications and Internet policy, joined with the National Association of Counties and the U.S. Conference of Mayors in responding to a Federal Communications Commission request for comments on the proposed rule, Accessibility of User Interfaces, and Video Programming Guides and Menus.  

 

On May 30, the FCC issued the notice of proposed rule making that seeks to require that television-user interfaces, video-programming guides and menus provided by digital apparatus and navigation devices be accessible to people who are blind or visually impaired.

 

In the comments filed by NATO, NAC and the mayors’ conference, the organizations said the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (P.L. 111-260) provides the FCC with the legal authority to require cable providers carry program-description information in the PEG channels’ programming guides.

 

“The plain language of section 205 of the CVAA authorizes the FCC to require audibility of on-screen menus so that the visually impaired can have meaningful access to any array of programming,” the letter said. “However, in order for audible on-screen menus to have functional utility to the visually impaired, the on-screen menu itself should be populated with information that is meaningful and helpful in program selection,” it said. [...]


Click here to access the letter http://www.natoa.org/policy-advocacy/Joint%20CVAA%20Comments%20July%202013.pdf

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Worcester MA: WCCA TV 13 to cable/webcast “Candidate Profile: City Council” | WCCA Staff Blog

Worcester MA: WCCA TV 13 to cable/webcast “Candidate Profile: City Council” | WCCA Staff Blog | Community Media | Scoop.it

WCCA TV 13 presents “Candidate Profile 2013:City Council“ as a part of the station’s continuing Voter Education Programming. This series is hosted by the station’s Executive Director, Mauro DePasquale.

Presented in three parts the program will feature interviews with participating Candidates for Worcester’s City Council.

 

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Oceanside CA: KOCT Provides Venue for Community Issues with Journalist Roundtable | Kent Davy, U-T San Diego

Oceanside CA: KOCT Provides Venue for Community Issues with Journalist Roundtable | Kent Davy, U-T San Diego | Community Media | Scoop.it

The red light is the tell.

 

It’s a dark room with cameras and crew surrounding the table. A monitor hangs within eyeshot — it’s a little jarring to see your own face on the screen.

 

The program director and station manager, Jake Rush, is in the booth talking to the floor manager’s headset. The latter, Garvin Ha, calls out “10 seconds” then counts down “four … three … two …” and points at me.

 

The camera’s red light blinks on.

 

“Welcome to Journalist Roundtable …”

 

We’re live.

 

This isn’t 17.8 million sets of eyeballs watching the geeks on “The Big Bang Theory,” it’s community access television and is viewed by hundreds or maybe a few thousand people interested in their city and region.

 

But for my two cents, Oceanside’s award-winning public affairs station, KOCT, is a gem.

 

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Great Neck NY: Public access brings news to North Shore | Dan Glaun, The Island Now

Great Neck NY: Public access brings news to North Shore | Dan Glaun, The Island Now | Community Media | Scoop.it

 

While local cable television coverage usually limited to  car crashes and reality television scandals, the Lake Success-based Public Access TV Corporation wants to bring television news a little closer to home.

PATV has launched North Shore News, a biweekly news show that features a roundup of the region’s news as well as original reporting and video packages.

 

Ben Ratner, the show’s producer, said the station moved to shore up its news coverage this summer in an effort to better inform the North Shore’s residents.

 

“We decided to really ramp that up this summer to be a twice monthly show - to really include news stories from around everywhere that gets our channel,” said Ratner, a Great Neck South High School graduate currently studying television production at Ithaca College. “We wanted kind of a round up of everything that’s going on around the North Shore.”

 

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Bellingham WA: Bellingham public access TV backers tout benefits | John Stark, The News Tribune

Bellingham WA: Bellingham public access TV backers tout benefits | John Stark, The News Tribune | Community Media | Scoop.it

Backers of a new public access television channel say they are certain the benefits of that channel will justify the public cost, and the costs won't be as high as previously estimated by Mayor Kelli Linville and her staff.

 

Suzanne Blais, who has been trying to convince the City Council of public access television benefits since at least 2006, said Bellingham is full of people with stories to tell and videos to broadcast. Those people will flock to the new channel that the current City Council is now planning to launch, although that launch is still many months away.

 

"Give it six months and it will be full," Blais said.

 

City officials already have their own channel, BTV10, which uses about $283,000 a year in Comcast cable television fee revenue to offer public viewing of City Council meetings and a variety of other civic events. As Blais sees it, the public should get a channel, too.

 

Robert Clark, who now manages video services at Western Washington University, once helped operate public access television in Eugene, Ore., and said he has seen the benefits.

 

"We're starting something that we should have had all these last 14 years," Clark said.

 

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Federally sponsored radio and TV programs coming soon to cable | Marilyn Daly, Examiner

Federally sponsored radio and TV programs coming soon to cable | Marilyn Daly, Examiner | Community Media | Scoop.it

Since 1948, American law has not allowed for government sponsored or funded propaganda programming. We should start seeing changes to that soon. As a result of new law reforms initiated earlier this year, the U.S. television audience will now have access to programs produced by the Broadcasting Board of Governors.

 

[...]

 

The Smith Mundt, now referred to as the Smith-Mundt Modernization Act of 2012, removes the prohibition of public diplomacy programming from being available to the American public.

 

What type of programming exists already? According to their website they include:

 

* Voice of America

* Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

* Middle East Broadcasting Networks (Alhurra TV and Radio Sawa)

* Radio Free Asia

* Office of Cuba Broadcasting (Radio and TV Marti)

 

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Telluride CO: The behind-the-scenes guy, thrust into the spotlight - Dean Rolley named 2013 Outstanding Citizen | Katie Klingsporn, Telluride Daily Planet

Telluride CO: The behind-the-scenes guy, thrust into the spotlight - Dean Rolley named 2013 Outstanding Citizen  | Katie Klingsporn, Telluride Daily Planet | Community Media | Scoop.it
Dean Rolley is used to existing behind the lens, behind the scenes and behind an impressive beard. Though he has been involved with countless cultural events in Telluride over the last 27 years, the tall, bespectacled man is usually in the wings, in the sound booth or off to the side, videotaping. 

And he likes it that way.

So being named the Telluride Foundation’s 2013 Outstanding Citizen, which thrust Rolley into the spotlight this week, has been a bit of an unfamiliar experience.

While Rolley said he’s honored by the acknowledgement, he’s clearly not used to people fussing over him, and was quick to deflect the attention.

“I think there’s a lot more deserving people than me,” he said. “I just make people louder, that’s all.”

Rolley does a lot more than that. Over the course of his 25-plus years in town, the tech-guy, sound master and photographer has taught high school students, collaborated on documentaries that chronicle Telluride history and provided sound and video production for everyone from Telluride Film Festival to the Sheridan Arts Foundation’s Young People’s Theatre and the Sunset Concert Series. And thanks to his work at public access station Telluride TV, years of plays, town meetings and music festivals were documented.

“Dean Rolley is present at just about every important happening in the Telluride region,” nominator Amy Levek said in a press release. “Because of Dean, we have footage of events that would have faded with memory. Virtually every regional festival, school event, educational program, nonprofit organization and government relies on Dean’s technical knowledge, expertise and generous help.”

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10 Best VHS Style Lo-Fi Music Videos | Patrick Chamberlain, Raindance Film Festival

10 Best VHS Style Lo-Fi Music Videos | Patrick Chamberlain, Raindance Film Festival | Community Media | Scoop.it

During 2010-13 a music video trend came about in the form of making videos look like they were shot on videotape. This lo-fi retro appeal is still going strong into 2013, it seems that the worse the quality the cooler/timeless the video.

 

It is definitely a nice change from people trying to get as much HD out of their camera as they can. I believe the feature film Trash Humpers (2009, Harmony Korine) was the first film to really bring the true delight of the ‘VHS look’ to the masses; the film was actually shot on the miniature Flip cameras then recorded onto VHS tape where they repeatedly recorded it onto other VHS taps gradually making the quality more ‘VHS’.

 

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Cincinnati OH: Media Bridges Shutting Down | German Lopez, CityBeat

Cincinnati OH: Media Bridges Shutting Down | German Lopez, CityBeat | Community Media | Scoop.it

Local public access media organization Media Bridges is shutting its doors for good by the end of the year, ending nearly 25 years of public service.


The organization’s demise is a result of the city eliminating funding for Media Bridges in its latest budget, which was passed by City Council in May.


“It is with great sadness that I must announce that Media Bridges will close its doors by the end of 2013. The city has made it extremely clear that we will not be receiving any more funding from them. While we have tried many other avenues for revenue it has become clear that we will be unable to sustain operations beyond 2013,” Media Bridges Executive Director Tom Bishop announced Tuesday in the organization’s newsletter.


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Morgantown WV: TV white space pilot targets connectivity gaps at U.S. university | Tammy Parker, Fierce Broadband Wireless

Morgantown WV: TV white space pilot targets connectivity gaps at U.S. university | Tammy Parker, Fierce Broadband Wireless | Community Media | Scoop.it

TV white space (TVWS) and education are increasingly being found hand in hand, with the latest announcement coming from West Virginia University, which laid claim to the title of first U.S. university to use vacant broadcast TV channels for wireless broadband services.

 

WVU's TVWS test network is providing last-mile connectivity to delivery free, public Internet access at Wi-Fi hotspots for students and faculty at WVU's Public Rapid Transit (PRT) platforms, a 73-car tram system that transports more than 15,000 riders daily. Future applications will include public Wi-Fi access on the PRTcars and machine-to-machine wireless data links supporting control functions of the PRTSystem, said the university, which is based in Morgantown, W.Va.

 

--- more at original post: http://www.fiercebroadbandwireless.com/story/tv-white-space-pilot-targets-connectivity-gaps-us-university/2013-07-10

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