What's new at CATV?

... I am, for starters! My name is Samantha Davidson Green, and I've joined CATV this month as the new Executive Director. I grew up in the Upper Valley where I returned as a filmmaker with roots in public education, public broadcasting and community arts. I follow in the big footsteps of Donna Girot, who has headed west to lead Access Sacramento. On behalf of the entire community, I want to thank Donna for her tremendous leadership of CATV through the pandemic, the move to new cable channels, and a move to a new studio. We wish her every success in her new post!
New Studio

This week we were thrilled to welcome students to tour our new offices and studio creating and learning space at the Hartford Area Career & Technology Center. Studio Producer & Education Outreach Coordinator Chico Eastridge is getting ready to serve the creative energy pent up by the pandemic. We plan to re-open to the public Monday, June 7 with limited hours following current health guidelines; visit our website or Facebook for updates.

In July, we look forward to welcoming media makers entering grades 5-8 back for three Moving Image and Media Arts Camps. Registration is now open!
New Formats

Technology Coordinator Thomas Bishop and his government videographers pivoted to maintain continuous coverage of government and school board meetings on Comcast 1085/VTel 170 & 1170, YouTube, Apple TV and Roku through the pandemic for CATV service area towns (Hartford, Hartland, and Norwich VT and Hanover, NH). Discovering opportunities for civic participation in new remote formats, many communities are now preparing to offer "hybrid" meeting formats that will integrate in-person with remote interactive options. CATV is working to help them get ready when in-person meetings resume.
New Programs

Amanda Rafuse keeps her finger on the creative pulse with new episodes of SPARK, the Upper Valley's arts and culture program created by CATV. Recent episodes feature conductor Mark Nelson and AVA Gallery's Nick Gaffney. SPARK now broadcasts regularly on Wednesdays/Fridays at 3pm/7pm and Saturdays/Sundays at 12p/6pm. You can also view SPARK and many more programs on CATV on-demand and on our YouTube channel.
New Crew

Programming and Production Assistant Nick Arvizu joins the CATV crew in hopes of fulfilling his destiny in the film industry. He is working with Master Scheduler George Spencer to shape the CATV broadcast schedules to serve local audiences with quality community media. Together they review regional content from Vermont and New Hampshire community access stations, curating programs that serve CATV's public service PEG (public, education, and government) mission. George will resume sharing program highlights next week.
New CHANNELS: Comcast 1075 & 1085

Where'd we go? In case you missed it, CATV has moved channels! Former Comcast Channel 8 GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC can now be found on 1085 (VTEL remains 170 and 1170). Former Comcast Channel 10 ARTS & EDUCATION can now be found on 1075 (VTEL remains 169 & 1169).
We are seeking more local voices in our broadcast and streaming. We welcome submissions from local content creators.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU BACK AT & ON CATV SOON!
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(We are also available for hire to organizations beyond it.
If you have an event you want us to capture, email us at info@catv8.org or go to the CATV website for more info: www.catv8.org

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