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Media Exchange and Open Government

March 24, 2016, 15:22 by dliu

MassGovtSome time ago Massachusetts policymakers, frustrated by the 30-second soundbite on the evening news, started looking for a better way to reach their constituents. Around the same time, PBS coverage of government events was on the decline, due to funding shortfalls.

So the Massachusetts House of Representatives took matters into its own hands and started a media department dedicated to recording legislative sessions, hearings and press conferences. These recordings could be seen on the House website, or on any PEG station that asked the House to send them a copy. But there was a problem. The only means of distribution, back in the day, was sending a DVD by snail mail.

MassHouseBcastDonald Coleman, Dir. of House Broadcast Services, describes the conundrum: “There wasn’t a time or cost-efficient way of distributing content to PEG at the time. It wasn’t until we became aware of TelVue and Mass Media eXchange that there seemed to be a real solution to our dilemma.” The Governor’s office was thinking the same thing, and before too long, both had signed up to the Mass Media eXchange (MMX), a digital program-sharing “private group” managed by Mass Access on the TelVue Connect cloud-based video platform. Now they have immediate access to the Mass Access coalition of more than a hundred PEG stations across the state.

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Democracy Now! in HD and SD via Media Exchange

February 29, 2016, 11:47 by dliu

There are now two options – SD and HD – for licensing Democracy Now! as a series in the TelVue Connect Media Exchange.

License the SD Series here: https://connect.telvue.com/media_exchange/series/2200
LIcense the HD Series here: https://connect.telvue.com/media_exchange/series/1881

You can also license Democracy Now! episodes individually, but if you plan on broadcasting them on a regular basis, the Series licensing is much more efficient. It allows for automatic transfer to your TelVue Connect Media Library every day, along with email notifications and the ability – with a Connect Pro account – to automatically upload to a TBD series in your TelVue HyperCaster.

If you don’t yet have a Media Exchange account and would like one, ask us!

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New to the Media Exchange: One-hour special on Opioid Addiction in the U.S.

December 11, 2015, 11:10 by dliu

AmericaWorldA one-hour special on America’s Opioid Epidemic has recently become available for download from the TelVue Connect Media Exchange.

The program is produced by Media Exchange Syndicator “This is America & the World”, which broadcasts also on PBS. Producer Jake Cregger says: “We feel this program is very helpful to many people struggling with addiction or struggling to understand addiction. Thus we are eager to make it available to as many people as possible, and PEG stations are an excellent tool to help with outreach of this sort of content.”

Program description: “Opioid and heroin addiction and overdose deaths are rising at an alarming rate. On this special program, Michael Botticelli, Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy speaks with host Dennis Wholey about prescription drug and heroin addiction and warning signs for family members. The brief Botticelli interview is followed by a roundtable discussion with four medical experts about the past year’s 23,000 opioid deaths as well as addiction and treatment.

The program can be previewed and licensed from the Media Exchange.

If you don’t already have a free Media Exchange account, ask us for one. You’ll find a lot of other free programming in the TelVue Connect Media Exchange, like Deutsche Welle, Democracy Now!, National Science Foundation educational videos, Ad Council PSAs, and many local and regional TV programs of a wide variety of styles and topics.

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Welcome Deutsche Welle!

December 4, 2015, 12:31 by dliu

DWMediaXDeutsche Welle – one of the world’s largest public broadcasters – has begun uploading five new weekly series to the TelVue Connect Media Exchange. DW has cherry-picked some of its most compelling news and feature magazines on current affairs, culture, science, environment and health issues. Media Exchange members will be able to preview shows through the TelVue Connect interface, and after signing Deutsche Welle’s one-time licensing agreement, download these programs – at no cost – for re-broadcast. TelVue Connect automatically converts the downloads to match each station’s broadcast format needs. Because many of the programs have news value, all programs must be used within 7 days of their Monday postings. A new show will be available each week.

Fans of DW’s English-language programming are familiar with the German public broadcaster’s rich variety of programs – including news, documentaries and weekly feature shows such as “Focus on Europe”, “Global 3000” and more. These programs will be organized in the Media Exchange as Series, so that subscribers can get automatic notifications whenever a new episode is added.

Deutsche Welle USA is hoping for your feedback to evaluate this program exchange workflow over the next few weeks and will be making technical adjustments based on user feedback between now and January 1.  Please contact Greg Fitzgerald in Boston at dwusa@mac.com with any technical and program issues or questions.

If you need a Media Exchange account, submit this request form to TelVue and you will have access to hundreds of freely-available programs from a growing collection of publicly-minded syndicators.

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Global Connections in the Media Exchange

April 22, 2015, 08:44 by dliu
Global Connections interviews anthropologist Jane Goodall

Global Connections interviews anthropologist Jane Goodall

A unique program that airs on United Nations TV , New York City and global media outlets is now available to PEG stations for re-broadcast. Global Connections Television has just joined the TelVue Connect Media Exchange, and uploaded 25 episodes of a half-hour talk show that features UN representatives, academics, international relations specialists, private sector CEOs and NGO leaders.

Global Connections TV founder and host Bill Miller says his interviews focus on how international issues impact people on a local level, and the ways in which the UN and other groups are helping to create a better world.

Topics range from global peacekeeping, aid and education projects, economic and social development, human rights, to youth and cultural programs.

Here is your chance to make global, local. Download Global Connections for re-broadcast to your community. Better yet, if you subscribe to Global Connections as a Series in the Media Exchange (login required to view), each new episode that is added will automatically show up in your TelVue Connect Media Library.

If you don’t already have a free Media Exchange account, ask us for one. You’ll find a lot of other free programming in the TelVue Connect Media Exchange, like Democracy Now!, National Science Foundation educational videos, Ad Council PSAs, and many local and regional TV programs of a wide variety of styles and topics.

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Mission Critical Health Series

March 10, 2015, 08:49 by dliu
"Mission Critical" is a new health series in the Media Exchange

“Mission Critical” is a new health series in the Media Exchange

The TelVue Connect Media Exchange is pleased to welcome the addition of a new collection of highly-produced public health videos, courtesy of Mission Critical Health. The series’ Executive Producer David Holden explains: “We work to educate patients about lifestyle choices, healthcare choices, and to educate professionals about new research.”

It’s a broad mandate that leads to a diverse selection of subject matter.  Recent uploads to the Media Exchange range from PSAs on drowning prevention, to a collection of reports from Mission Critical’s Host and Clinical Editor, Dr. Farzanna Haffizulla.

“Our goal is to produce trusted content”, Holden adds, “Educational reports on health that are based on peer-reviewed work and evidence-based research.” Mission Critical Health is produced by the Capital Media Group, in association with the Preventive Medicine Task Force – a non-profit, national public health initiative. Up to now they have been primarily a content provider to hospital systems and doctor’s offices, but are looking to extend their audience in order to help bridge communications between hospitals, doctors, and patients.

Coming up? Look for pieces on the health effects of marijuana, and how women’s shoe styles impact foot health.  We told you the subject matter was diverse…

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Who’s Licensed My Show?

February 8, 2015, 20:51 by dliu

SyndicationReportsIf you have Syndicated (uploaded) shows to the TelVue Connect Media Exchange and want to know who Licensed (downloaded) them, we recently added a “Reports” feature that gives you all that information at a glance.

TelVue Connect supports two types of reports for Syndicators:

* Affiliates – list of all stations that have licensed your syndicated shows. You can click to expand and see a list of shows licensed by each affiliate.

* Media – list of all shows that have been licensed by affiliates. You can click to expand and see a list of affiliates for each show.

When you are logged into TelVue Connect first make sure you are in your own Connect Organization work space by clicking the Connect tab at the very top of the page (i.e. make sure you are not clicked within the Media Exchange tab).

Now hover over the Administration tab on the far right, and then click the Reports menu item on the bottom. That will take you to the reports page.

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The Legal Edition on Media Exchange

January 20, 2015, 12:50 by dliu

TheLegalEditionA new half-hour series now available in the TelVue Connect Media Exchange is called “The Legal Edition”, and features producer/host Mary Kay Elloian speaking with a wide range of experts on legal, business, and policy issues.

“I started this show in 2012 because of a passion to educate people on important issues,” explains Elloian, “The mainstream media is too biased because of advertisers and financial incentives, and often do not go in depth on topics to ferret out the real issues. I produce these programs ‘pro bono’ without advertisers or sponsors – there is no money changing hands. The purpose is to remain focused and unbiased. The goal is to get people thinking about important issues, or in ways they have not thought about before.”

Elloian is a lawyer and writer who has worked with the health and environmental professions, and wants to use her communication skills to present these and other issues to the public in lay terms.  The Boston-based Legal Edition gives her access to legislators and academic experts – including some Nobel nominees – with whom she delves into news topics in greater detail.  A sampling of recent issues: Fracking, GMOs, Alternative energy. The Legal Edition is produced in the studios of Bedford TV.

Besides distributing her monthly show from The Legal Edition website, Elloian recently joined the TelVue Connect Media Exchange as a Syndicator.  Media Exchange members can license and download her Series from here… or choose to download individual episodes by logging in to the Media Exchange and searching for The Legal Edition.

If you don’t already have a free Media Exchange account, ask us for one. You’ll find a lot of other free programming in the TelVue Connect Media Exchange, like Democracy Now!, National Science Foundation educational videos, Ad Council PSAs, and many local and regional TV programs of a wide variety of styles and topics.

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Easy Download of Democracy Now!

November 18, 2014, 16:51 by dliu

DN! in ConnectWith today’s release of TelVue Connect v1.7.4, re-broadcasters of Democracy Now! can have each new daily episode auto-distributed to their TelVue broadcast server from the TelVue Connect Media Exchange.

Democracy Now! has always been available as a video in the Media Exchange.  Starting today, Democracy Now! is available as a Series. The difference between licensing a video and licensing a Series is that Series will automatically populate the Media Libraries of TV stations that subscribe.

That means that after each Democracy Now! episode is added to the Media Exchange (usually between 10am-11am, Mon-Fri), those who subscribed to it will find it in their TelVue Connect Media Library.

From there, TelVue Connect Pro users who have their account synchronized to their TelVue broadcast server can set their accounts to “auto-distribute”, which will then push the media up to the broadcast server, ready to be scheduled.

One more time-saving tool from the TelVue Team!

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Ocean Videos in Media Exchange

October 23, 2014, 12:00 by dliu

OceanOceans can be all too easy to overlook.  Literally.  How many of us, when admiring a coastal vista, have any idea what goes on under the gleaming surface of the sea? Yet there is an ecosystem underwater that is teeming with life, beauty, and unfathomable mystery.  And now there is a lens onto that world: Your Sanctuary TV. Local TV stations can re-broadcast this beautiful TV series, distributed for free by the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation (NMSF).

Your Sanctuary TV’s rapidly growing collection of broadcast-quality TV programming is a success story for productive collaboration between local access TV and community institutions.  It started like this: when Steve Ellzey was an executive producer at ampmedia.org, he visited the nearby Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, and asked if they would like to collaborate on a series.  The first couple of programs were noticed by Dan Basta, Director of the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, who immediately saw the potential for this kind of public outreach.  “Dan Basta’s vision was pivotal to the development of Your Sanctuary TV,” explains Ellzey.  “He saw that this was more than just a TV show.  It was a way to market the mission of marine sanctuaries to the public.”

A previously unknown mollusk species, as seen in “The Seafloor HD” episode of Your Sanctuary TV series, available in the TelVue Connect Media Exchange.

A previously unknown mollusk species, as seen in “The Seafloor HD” episode of Your Sanctuary TV series, available in the TelVue Connect Media Exchange.

The first programs were produced by the NMSF, AMPmedia, NOAA, and Your Sanctuary TV.  As word of the TV series spread in the marine sanctuary network, programming started coming in from other outposts like marine sanctuaries in the Florida Keys and Hawaii. Ellzey has become a curator as well as a producer, and at last count the Your Sanctuary collection had grown to 115 videos.  Some of these are organized as a series of roughly 25-minute magazine-style shows, hosted by Paul Michel, Superintendent of the Monterey Sanctuary.  An environmentalist by training, Michel honed his TV hosting skills (and overcame camera shyness) with some media training and now, Ellzey says, “Paul’s natural affability shines through.”

Ellzey has just started publicizing the availability of Your Sanctuary TV programming, and he is pleased with the results.  “Within a couple of weeks of the first email blast to hundreds of PEG stations around the country,” he reports, “the programs had been licensed a total of 410 times.”  Ellzey is currently working on a longer-term distribution strategy that would make innovative use of community and national resources to spread the word about preserving one of the most precious resources on earth – the oceans.

The Your Sanctuary TV broadcast-quality videos can be downloaded from the TelVue Connect Media Exchange, a source of free syndicated programming such as Democracy Now!, National Science Foundation educational videos, Ad Council PSAs, and many local and regional TV programs of a wide variety of styles and topics.  If you don’t already have a free Media Exchange account, ask us for one.

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