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.


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.


Thank you to our sponsors: Tightrope

The ACMNWR’s Regional Summit “Access the Future“, coming up April 27-28 in Portland, is able to keep registration fees low due, in part, to our generous sponsors.

The Regional Board thanks another of our sponsors, Tightrope Media Systems, for their many years of support of community media and the Northwest Region!  Show your appreciation by thanking Tightrope at the Summit.


Thank you Tightrope!

Thank you to our sponsors: Castus

The ACMNWR’s Regional Summit “Access the Future“, coming up April 27-28 in Portland, is able to keep registration fees low due, in part, to our generous sponsors.

The Regional Board first thanks our Presenting Sponsor, Castus, for their support of community media and the Region for the last several years!  Be sure to stop at the Castus display at the Summit and thank them for their support. Thank you Castus!

CASTUS is a Northwest company serving Northwest communities

CASTUS provides streaming solutions and scalable playout servers that are unbeatable in features and price. We are known for our customer-centric approach. Our focus is and has always been on our customers and their needs. As their needs have grown, so have we, creating products that make life easier and better for them. Check out everything we have to offer, from Web Streaming and VOD solutions, to our HD/SD IP servers, and you will see why we have become the system of choice for the PEG community.


Announcing Julie Pham as Saturday Plenary Speaker

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Julie Pham is a writer, community builder, historian, and small business advocate. She serves as Vice President of Community Engagement and Marketing at Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA) and founded its civic collaboration program, Ion. She volunteers as Co-Chair for the City of Seattle’s Community Involvement Commission as a Board Member for Social Venture Partners-Seattle.

After earning her PhD in History from Cambridge University as a Gates Cambridge Scholar in 2008, she returned home to Seattle to get her real life MBA by running Northwest Vietnamese News, the region’s largest Vietnamese newspaper, which she co-owns with her family. In 2010, she founded Sea Beez, a capacity-building program for Seattle’s ethnic media. She continues to organize an annual Ethnic Media Candidates Meet n’ Greet with local political candidates in Western Washington. She was a New America Media & Atlantic Philanthropies Ethnic Elders Journalism Fellow in 2010 and was named to the “40 under 40” business leaders list by Puget Sound Business Journal in 2011. She has published research in international peer-reviewed academic journals, blogged regularly about small, privately owned companies around the world for, and now writes a monthly column, “Beyond Small Talk” for the South Seattle Emerald.

To learn more about Julie’s civic collaboration, community building work, visit:

Julie Pham will be closing the 2018 NW Media Summit: Access the Future with her plenary session which takes place Saturday, April 28 at 4 p.m.

Access The Future Promo

The 2018 NW Media Summit: Access the Future
takes place on April 27 – 28 at Open Signal in Portland, Oregon.

The future is accessible.

Brown Paper Tickets

Community media makers from NW North America: Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

A hotel block has been secured for the Summit at Hotel Eastlund. Single King rooms may be booked for $179 a night and Double Queen rooms may be booked for $199 a night. Enter NWMEDIA18 in the Group Code section or call the hotel directly, 503-235-2100, and mention the block of rooms held by the Alliance for Community Media NW.