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Mouseboy331,787 posts since 10 Feb 2014
Since the High School Thread was closed I had to post this here.
OCEAN CITY High School - New Jersey
Kinda impressive since its a high school and looks like they have some decent equipment. And its quite professionally produced. Hard to imagine that its produced by a bunch of high schoolers.
And their site is impressive, even though its not regularly updated, you can see they are learning to use social media and other platforms. Im impressed.
http://www.oc-tv.org/



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seamus1,588 posts since 24 Apr 2006
Ridiculous, honestly. Quite significant expenditure (over $300,000) for a state-run school to waste on a niche industry with no presence in South Jersey. Nearby Atlantic City is in quite an impoverished state, so seeing a de-facto segregated town like Ocean City (92% White) get this allocation of resources is pretty insidious. Is there truly a need for these students to use anything other than a green screen?
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Rkolsen1,185 posts since 20 Jan 2014
BBC World
MouseBoy33 - Thanks for posting this. I saw it earlier but didn't get around to posting it. I believe many small market stations would kill to have a facility like this.
Ridiculous, honestly. Quite significant expenditure (over $300,000) for a state-run school to waste on a niche industry with no presence in South Jersey. Nearby Atlantic City is in quite an impoverished state, so seeing a de-facto segregated town like Ocean City (92% White) get this allocation of resources is pretty insidious. Is there truly a need for these students to use anything other than a green screen?

It could also be used for a local government run cable access channel.
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Mouseboy331,787 posts since 10 Feb 2014
WHDH 7 Boston (WSVN Miami Sister station) is ramping up to 12 HOURS of news each day after losing their NBC Affiliation. So they hired more staff and dressed up their newsplex to resemble the NewsPlex in Miami.

They increased the size of the mezzanine big screen on the balcony and this accompanies the video ribbon already in place and they added the blue internally lit runway in front of the newswall in the back of the newsroom.

Here is their story. http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid4744900114001?bckey=AQ~~,AAAEUMIRRxk~,7uReQlyjNMj2f4b968fXyb5kQvEUFjGj&bctid=5263411407001
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Rkolsen1,185 posts since 20 Jan 2014
BBC World
Well these are some rough photos from the chief meteorologist of NBC's New Boston station dubbed well NBC Boston. The station broadcasts from WBTS-LD (low power station in Boston), a subchannel on WNEU (NBC's full power Telemundo station with a transmitter in New Hampshire) and on a leased subchannel on religious station WMFP to cover the market fully. The reason for all these stations is because WNEU, which was already owned by NBC, barely covers the northern part of Massachusetts as its based in New Hampshire (which is part of the Boston DMA), WBTS was previously owned by a partner of NBC that previously owned WNEU and continued as a translator of WNEU as WTMU (which barely covers the city) , WMFP was just added for additional coverage. WBTS and WNEU broadcast all the same subchannels in their multiplexes (NBC & Telemundo at 1080i, Cozi and Telexitos in SD widescreen) - just with different numbering schemes while WMFP just carries NBC at 720p.
















Only one feature of the previous NECN set remained (which I don't have a full photo of) is two 3x3 monitor walls meeting at a corner.
Edit 1 : It is barely visible in the fourth picture with the screens turned off.

This studio was previously used for NECN (a regional cable news net serving New England) and Telemundo Boston. Both were moved to another studio next door.

Edit 2: Supposedly the LED monitor wall behind the anchors if fed by a 4K camera.

Hopefully my first paragraph made some sense. If not it's because I typed this out on my phone.
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Mouseboy331,787 posts since 10 Feb 2014
WHDH isnt going quietly into the night....LOL. In typical Sunbeam fashion



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Brekkie27,050 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
Well these are some rough photos from the chief meteorologist of NBC's New Boston station dubbed well NBC Boston. The station broadcasts from WBTS-LD (low power station in Boston), a subchannel on WNEU (NBC's full power Telemundo station with a transmitter in New Hampshire) and on a leased subchannel on religious station WMFP to cover the market fully. The reason for all these stations is because WNEU, which was already owned by NBC, barely covers the northern part of Massachusetts as its based in New Hampshire (which is part of the Boston DMA), WBTS was previously owned by a partner of NBC that previously owned WNEU and continued as a translator of WNEU as WTMU (which barely covers the city) , WMFP was just added for additional coverage. WBTS and WNEU broadcast all the same subchannels in their multiplexes (NBC & Telemundo at 1080i, Cozi and Telexitos in SD widescreen) - just with different numbering schemes while WMFP just carries NBC at 720p.

More to do with the US station acronym policy than your writing style but I read that post and all I see is a collection of letters.
Shouldn't that have been posted in the "John Logie Baird has Invented Television" thread?
Charles412 posts since 11 Nov 2009
BBC World
Well these are some rough photos from the chief meteorologist of NBC's New Boston station dubbed well NBC Boston. The station broadcasts from WBTS-LD (low power station in Boston), a subchannel on WNEU (NBC's full power Telemundo station with a transmitter in New Hampshire) and on a leased subchannel on religious station WMFP to cover the market fully. The reason for all these stations is because WNEU, which was already owned by NBC, barely covers the northern part of Massachusetts as its based in New Hampshire (which is part of the Boston DMA), WBTS was previously owned by a partner of NBC that previously owned WNEU and continued as a translator of WNEU as WTMU (which barely covers the city) , WMFP was just added for additional coverage. WBTS and WNEU broadcast all the same subchannels in their multiplexes (NBC & Telemundo at 1080i, Cozi and Telexitos in SD widescreen) - just with different numbering schemes while WMFP just carries NBC at 720p.

More to do with the US station acronym policy than your writing style but I read that post and all I see is a collection of letters.


I've been following this story for a while too, and none of it makes sense to me.

The general gist of it is that NBC wanted to own its own station in Boston. The eccentric, stubborn octogenarian owner of the NBC affiliate there (WHDH channel 7) told NBC to pound sand rather than sell his station directly to NBC. The giant NBC, which is owned by Comcast, a major cable provider, then decided to strip WHDH of its NBC affiliation and start up an NBC-owned station from scratch, called WBTS and branded as NBC Boston.

NBC is launching the new station using resources from New England Cable News, a regional news channel owned by Comcast, and the Telemundo affiliate in nearby New Hampshire, the Spanish language network and station owned by NBC. But because it's nearly impossible to get a new license for an over-the-air signal from scratch these days, NBC is relying on a patchwork of low power signals and cable carriage to get the signal to actually cover Boston.

Because NBC Boston's signal is based in New Hampshire, not Boston, where the former affiliate WHDH is based, the coverage is spotty to say the least. The whole thing is silly, confusing, and mostly boils down to a greedy feud between NBC and the much smaller owner of WHDH. I can only imagine how confusing it is for Boston area viewers who actually have to deal with it. The jigsaw puzzle of low power TV stations that NBC has had to piece together to get a passable signal into the city of Boston is by no means a typical situation for US television.
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mark1,568 posts since 27 Jun 2001
London London
It's a very odd situation - although, bizarrely, similar situations exist in the UK radio industry.

Digital radio slots on the multiplexes serving London are expensive, so a couple of smaller stations have found it more cost-effective to buy slots on a number of much cheaper multiplexes serving the home counties but listenable in the ajoining parts of London. This gives them pretty good London coverage - I can't vouch for whether the signals extend right to the centre of the city, but that's not where most Londoners live anyway.

Also, between 2014 and last year, Capital was serving Liverpool on FM via a station based in the Wirral. The signal apparently wasn't that great, so Global eventually bought Juice FM in Liverpool and converted it into Capital.
noggin12,118 posts since 26 Jun 2001
Ridiculous, honestly. Quite significant expenditure (over $300,000) for a state-run school to waste on a niche industry with no presence in South Jersey. Nearby Atlantic City is in quite an impoverished state, so seeing a de-facto segregated town like Ocean City (92% White) get this allocation of resources is pretty insidious. Is there truly a need for these students to use anything other than a green screen?


Not sure I see the relevance of the location of the school to providing educational opportunities in media. TV employs people from across the nation - most people I know working in TV have relocated to get their jobs...

I do however, totally take on board the issue about it being an ethnically homogenous area. It would definitely be better for facilities like this to be shared by multiple schools, and a lot more cost-effective.