Approximately one month ago, Geneseo Telephone Company welcomed Geneseo TV50 into its facility!
Matt Storm, Geneseo Communications, Inc. General Manager, and Keith Kennett, Coordinator and operator of TV50, facilitated the move of TV50′s control operations from its long-time location at the cable company office into Geneseo Telephone Company’s central office.
The move provides an upgrade for TV50 in terms of its physical operating space and environment, as well as providing electrical and networking stability and inter-connectivity, all at no cost to TV50.
Both TV50 and Geneseo Telephone Company have a significant investment in this project. TV50 invested in upgrading the majority of its production equipment including new broadcast quality HD video cameras, fiber-optic transcievers, video switching and playback equipment. These upgrades now make it possible for TV50 to telecast in 1080i High Definition.
Geneseo Telephone Company has made significant investments as well including: Fiber connectivity from the high school facilities (both indoor and outdoor), as well as fiber from the live State street camera. GTC has installed a new streaming media server and encoding hardware to make TV50 available live to a world-wide internet audience. In addition, we provide TV50 with it’s web development and hosting services. Geneseo Telephone Company appreciates what TV50 has meant to our community and is proud to play a part in the continuation and enhancement of this unique and volunteer operated community station.
A Great Start!
This past Friday, TV50 and Geneseo Telephone Company successfully broadcast the first-ever live home football game against East Peoria. Be sure to tune in this Friday night to www.Geneseo.com to watch the Green Machine take on Chicago Manley live and in High Definition!
A bright future!We’re already planning several expansions to the TV50 project which may include:
- Live basketball
- Live softball
- Live band concerts, graduation and more!
Also in production is a ‘localized’ video archive system. The archive system will include sporting events, graduations, band concerts, plays and community events from the surrounding communities and school districts. This will be a subscription-based, or pay-per-view service with GTC giving a percentage of the proceeds back to the participating school districts. Watch for more information on this!