Derby Gala Raises over $5000

We'd like to thank the 50+ people who came out to the 7th Annual Derby Day Gala to celebrate Spring, take in the Derby, and support community TV on May 5th.  Over $5000 was raised for the "Building Our Media Future" campaign, which is the 3rd and final phase of the build-out of the media production and education facility in the Ludlow Community Center complex. We moved into the space in 2013, making improvements and building out the studio ever since. We are now more than half-way to the goal, thanks to proceeds from the Gala, as well as a $25,000  "Building Communities" grant from the State of Vermont and a $5000 grant from The Cricket Foundation, received earlier this year.

In addition to those who participated in this year's Derby Gala, a special "thank you" goes to Willie Dunn's Grille. Okemo Valley Golf Club, & Okemo Mountain Resort, who hosted the event, as well as to our "Circle of Roses" sponsors: Jim Alic, The Book Nook, William Raveis Real Estate / Vermont Properties, Wine & Cheese Depot / Stemwinder, Ludlow Insurance Agency, & Side Hill Cronchers.

And thanks also to John & Ida Mae Specker, who provided the music. 



Underwriting for Local Businesses

Attention local business owners- do you want to show your support for independent, local, non profit media while gaining exposure for your business? Underwriting on Okemo Valley TV may be for you. 

Through underwriting, your business makes an annual contribution (there are 3 tiers of giving - see the chart on the Underwriting page for more info.) we will acknowledge your annual level of support by creating videos thanking your business, which are televised on our TV channels every day. The videos are also distributed in other ways, such as here on our website, and on our Vimeo You Tube channels, as well as on our Facebook page.  In addition, your business's name & logo appears on our website (see the right sidebar) and on our TV Bulletin Board / Community Calendar all year long.  Let us know you are interested in calling the station or sending an email. Or, you can simply get started by signing up here to become an Okemo Valley TV underwriter in 2018, and start taking advantage of this low-cost alternative to traditional advertising (that also makes you feel good). 


New Programming Updates

We have re-vamped our monthly program grids on our TV Schedules page, which show you, in general, what shows are on when. We aim to update these grids monthly, to reflect changes in our programming.

Check it out - we have some new shows this month, including: the weekly Innkeepers' ski races, John Specker's Traditional American music, The Wellness Series (from Springfield Medical Care Systems / Ludlow Health Clinic), the Osher Lifelong Learning Series, & more. Have a look at the grids and then check to see the daily listings for specific scheduling information on each of our channels, which are always kept updated on our TV Schedules page.


You Tube Videos are Now on TV

Comcast has announced that its Xfinity "X1" cable TV service has added a You Tube app. Xfinity X1 subscribers (with the new-style boxes) can access the You Tube app through "Xfinity on Demand". This means that you have access to the full library of You Tube videos. And THAT means our You Tube videos can be viewed on TV anywhere (not just in the immediate local viewing area), on Comcast. So, if you are an X1 subscriber, please check out the Okemo Valley TV You Tube channel on Xfinity on Demand, and let us know what you think! 


In addition to televising programming on our community access channels in the local area and hosting thousands of local shows for viewing here on our website, we also use video-sharing sites such as You Tube and Vimeo (mostly for shorter videos). We have tended to use Vimeo more regularly, but now with this new feature on Comcast, we are making it a point to increase the use of You Tube. Here is a link to our You Tube channel - we'll be adding lots more in the coming weeks.

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