Thank you to all our “Access the Future” Summit sponsors!

The ACM Northwest Region thanks all of our sponsors for their strong support of the Region and Community Media.  Be sure to visit and thank them at the Access the Future Summit April 27-28 at OpenSignal in Portland!

Presenting Sponsor:

CASTUS

CASTUS provides flexible scheduling systems and on demand streaming servers for community media centers.  Our thanks to Castus for their long-time support of the Northwest Region!  Check out Castus here.

Partnering Sponsor:

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Comrex designs and builds equipment that uses the most advanced available technology to connect broadcasters with their audiences. They strive to build reliable, user-friendly tools that engineers can trust to work, even during complicated broadcasts. Thanks to Comrex for their support!  Check them out here.

Summit Sponsor:

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Tightrope Media Systems provides industry leading media delivery systems for Digital Broadcast and Digital Signage.  Work around the clock and around the globe connecting you to your audiences, so you can focus on telling your story.  Tightrope has been another long-time supporter of community media throughout the nation.  Find out more about Tightrope here.

Summit Sponsor:

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Media Control Systems specializes in television automation products and systems for program recording, playback, and ad insertion.  Media Control Systems (MCS) manufactures its own brand of products and also resells and integrates other TV automation related products.  Thanks to MCS for their help for the Region’s summit! More information on MCS can be found here.

Thanks again to our sponsors; their support keeps registration costs low for our attendees.

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2018 Best of the Northwest Awards Finalists Announced

As a finalist for the Alliance for Community Media Northwest Region’s Best of the Northwest Awards, you’re in good company. For nearly 25 years, we have recognized exceptional non-commercial content created for and by Pacific Northwesterners.

The awards ceremony will be held as part of the ACMNWR’s 2018 NW Media Summit: Access the Future, taking place April 27-28 at Open Signal in Portland, OR. The Awards will take place on Saturday, April 28. Reception begins at 7 p.m. and the award show begins promptly at 8 p.m.

We invite you to attend both days of the summit or you can buy tickets just for the awards. More information (including registration) can be found here. Or purchase registration and tickets through Brown Paper Tickets.

Also, as a finalist, you can download the following Finalist laurel graphic to show off. Be sure to promote your program and its Finalist status on social media. Remember to tag @acmnwr on Facebook and Twitter.

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Click below for a complete list of Finalists.

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Introducing Greg Marks as Master of Ceremonies for the Best of the Northwest Awards

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Greg Marks is a Tacoma-based actor, motivational speaker, and founder of Right Now Today, a nonprofit that focuses on “humans helping humans.” Since founding Right Now Today, his organization has helped over 500 homeless adults and teens through the 500 Bags of Love program by providing hygienic products, food, and clothing.

At the age of forty-three, Greg decided to become an actor and has had much success. He’s been featured in magazines, television commercials, and TV shows, such as GRIMM, Leverage, Twin Peaks, Meet the Browns and stand in work on Grey’s Anatomy also appearances in feature films such as Abduction of EDEN, 21 & Over, One Square Mile, Simple Creature, and many Washington State based films including an anti-bullying film, Joenah, he wrote and directed.

Read more about Greg and his work with Right Now Today here.

Thanks to CASTUS for their support as the Presenting Sponsor for this year’s Best of the Northwest Awards!

Vendor Spotlight: New in Cablecast

Cablecast is your one-stop community media solution for content scheduling and publishing on cable, web and OTT. To see it all in action, be sure to stop by their booth in Portland, OR at the 2018 NW Media Summit: Access the Future.

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From Tightrope Media Systems:

Are you ready for an automation system that doesn’t require costly additional hardware for channel graphics and IP streaming? It’s time to consolidate to a single streamlined and affordable solution from Cablecast Community Media. The release of version 6.3 introduces channel branding on your live channel playout directly in Cablecast with LiveOverlay as well as live streaming contribution directly into Cablecast over IP with StreamSource. See the Cablecast 6.3 feature overview  to learn more.

Also, you can get a first look at the new web video features coming out in Version 6.4. Are you forking over thousands of dollars a month on your on demand solution for government meetings? It’s time to stop. Cablecast 6.4 adds embeddable, downloadable PDFs for Video on Demand files, live VOD chaptering and custom metadata display for your turnkey web content library. Watch this video to learn more and stop by our booth to see it action.