BCTV Branford TV

We're All About Branford. 

3/12/20: IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL PRODUCERS & GUESTS FROM BCTV:
After the careful consideration of the Officers of the BCTV Board of Directors, effective immediately, it has been decided to postpone ALL studio bookings (shows, editing, camera loan-out). We will reassess the situation in early April and update you then. We will notify you of the date when BCTV will again accept studio-based bookings. We are doing this as a precautionary measure to protect staff, producers, volunteers and guests of BCTV. The best way now to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is social distancing, and thus, BCTV's studios and offices will be closed to the general public.

ALL current bookings will be postponed.  Once BCTV informs producers of the date when we will start accepting bookings, producers will then be able to re-schedule their postponed bookings and/or make new bookings.

Producers may continue to submit content (DVD's, for example), by simply dropping them in the BCTV mail slot to the left of our front door at 40 Kirkham Street, mailing them, or for those who use DropBox or Google Drive, they can continue doing that method of delivery of content to BCTV. BCTV will continue to broadcast content as we always do. There will be no changes to that. So existing programming will continue to air and be available online.

We ask that you please understand why this decision was made: our number-one goal is the safety, health and welfare of the staff, producers, volunteers and guests of BCTV. We will continue to provide you updates as warranted.
 
© Daniel E. Atwater
BCTV Provides COVID-19 Data ​
On December 31, 2019 a new strain of coronavirus was reported in Wuhan, China. It has now become a pandemic. The first US infection was discovered in the US on Jan 20, 2020. BCTV is providing the continually-updated information below regarding the COVID-19 virus, courtesy of World Health Organization, CDC, Johns Hopkins University and data curated by Enigma. BCTV is not responsible for factual errors in this tracker. Use the scroller at the far right to review all the data.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT ON COVID-19:
East Shore
Health District
COVID-19
​Info/Q&A

WHERE TO WATCH BCTV
Frontier Vantage TV:
BCTV Public TV: 6004
BCTV Educational TV: 6005
BCTV Government TV: 6006

Comcast Xfinity:
​BCTV Public TV: 18 or 1070
BCTV Educational TV: 19 or 1090
BCTV Government TV: 20 or 1084

Program Features
Important Info on
COVID-19 Virus
Above: Experts from the East Shore Health District present important information on the COVID-19 virus at this session taped on 3/10/20 at Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library in Branford. View this video on the player above.
The East Shore Health District held an informative Q&A session, "COVID-19: Protecting
Yourself and the Community,"
at the Willoughby Wallace 
Memorial Library in Branford. BCTV was on hand to record the session, which provides critical information on ways to prevent getting the virus. From proper hand-washing, to other tips on how to avoid it. East Shore Health District urges people to visit the Centers for Disease Control's COVID-19 webpage ​ HERE . BCTV urges you to view this program and share the video link https://vimeo.com/397081471 with your relatives and friends to help them avoid contracting the virus.

BCTV SALUTES
OUR SPONSORS

BCTV
Receives Recognition Award
  1. Managing Director
  2. Managing Director
Branford Economic Development Commission Recognizes BCTV

LAW OFFICE
OF
PAT DEMAIO, JR.

Pictured at the award ceremony, left to right, are:
Chip Marsh (BCTV Board Member), Perry Maresca (EDC Chairman), James Cosgrove (First Selectman), Walter Mann (BCTV Station Manager), Ted Ebberts (BCTV Board Member), Susan Dahill (BCTV Board Member), Margot Hardenbergh (BCTV Board Member), and Terry Elton (BCTV President).
Periodically, the Branford Economic Development Commission presents its Business Recognition Award to a Branford business that is a leader in its field and that contributes to making

Bailey, Moore,
Glazer, Schaefer
& Proto, LLP 

Branford a better place to live and work. The most recent award was presented to BCTV at the December, 2019 regular meeting of the Branford Economic Development Commission (EDC). While Branford's cable access channels debuted in 1973, and were initially managed by the Branford Cable Access Board,  in June, 1993, BCTV assumed operation of the cable channels. BCTV is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, providing facilities and training for local producers to produce programming. BCTV produces annual live, local election and debate coverage, televises town meetings, and operates a successful internship program for middle school, high school and college students. As well, BCTV runs the annual Tour de Branford bicycle tour, and helps community groups in town to help promote their activities. BCTV also works with the EDC to promote its efforts to cultivate economic development.

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MACHLACHLAN,
REALTOR

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GUANDALINI

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Middle School, High School and College Students Encouraged To Participate and Learn Television Production

BCTV encourages college, technical school, high school and middle school students to get involved in our internship program. Whether you're a college student looking for credit, a middle school or high school student looking to fulfill community service requirements, or just a student interested in a career in broadcasting or a related media field, our internship program is for you! You'll learn many aspects of program production, from planning and conceptualizing to actual shooting and production.  

At BCTV, we focus on "live" or "live-to-tape" production, which not only provides a finished product with little or no need for post-production or editing, but also gives those on the crew (particularly interns) the feel of what it takes to produce a television program under "higher-pressure" circumstances, as is what is common in professional broadcast environments. We also have "state-of-the-art" digital non-linear editing equipment and much more, all of which will help you learn in your quest for a career in broadcasting or media.  

To discuss our internship/community service program further, 
call us at 203-481-3232.  
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