April 21, 2017 10:10AM
By Ken Liebeskind The North Haven Citizen
For the first time, NHTV will televise all North Haven Board of Selectmen and Board of Finance meetings live, from North Haven Memorial Town Hall.
The first live telecast was the April 19 Board of Finance meeting. The first live broadcast of the Board of Selectmen will be the May 11 meeting.
Walter Mann, executive director of NHTV, noted, “The new equipment consists of three new, high-definition, robotic wall-mounted cameras, as well as a TriCaster Video Switcher and other equipment necessary for complete TV production of town meetings.
“The signal is then sent from the TV control room in Town Hall via ethernet cable to the NHTV2 transmission room in North Haven Fire Headquarters. NHTV will also be able to televise meetings live from North Haven Memorial Library.”
The new Town Hall setup was made possible, in part, with support from the state.
“The grants included $55,278.24 from the State of Connecticut Public, Educational and Governmental Production Equipment Technology Investment Account, as well as $4,991.94 from Frontier Communications. Additionally, the Town of North Haven contributed funds to complete the installation and configuration of the project,” Mann explained.
First selectman Mike Freda said the live broadcasts “are a way to provide the town meetings in real time-fashion. They will still be aired on a tape-delay basis on NHTV2 throughout the month.”