Friday, 23 February 2018 13:50

Thank You NewTV

Written by Angela Harrer, Co-Director of Original Programming

As most of you know by now, I am leaving NewTV next week. But, before I go, I wanted to extend my thanks to the wonderful staff and board, and to the many community members that I've had the honor of getting to know and work with over the past five years.


Friday, 16 February 2018 10:33

Talking Pilots

Written by NewTV Staff

They say you only get one chance to make a first impression. For a television show, that comes in the form of a pilot episode. Some shows do an excellent job, building anticipation for everything that is to come, while others take some time to find their footing. Today, we’re going to share with you some of the best pilots of and some mediocre pilots that turned into fantastic shows.


Friday, 09 February 2018 10:07

Sharing Experiences Through Media

Written by Director of Government and Educational Media

Community media is a platform to share perspectives. Our partnership with the Newton Free Library brings fresh content to our Government Channel with performing arts, history and lectures that present dynamic topics of interest. Each month a library program is showcased in the series Events at the Newton Free Library, airing daily at 1:00pm. 

Friday, 02 February 2018 12:32

Greeting a World of New Possibilities

Written by Katie Duval, Director of Member Services

This week, NewTV hosted its first ever Member Meet and Greet. We opened the night with tours for newer members, and let the members mingle with one another and the staff. Executive Director, Bob Kelly and I then gave some opening remarks and we watched a video, which highlighted some of the many benefits our members have here at NewTV.

Friday, 26 January 2018 09:42

Winter in New England: The Best Time for Live Television

Written by Noreen Moross, Director of Production Services

Happy New Year! Once again winter has arrived in New England and with it difficult driving conditions, cold days, long dark nights and for some, the winter blues. Luckily it’s the best time of year to be stuck inside with your remote if you like live television.


Friday, 19 January 2018 09:52

Behind the Scenes of Podcasting at NewTV

Written by Jessica Leff, Digital Marketing Specialist

If you’ve been following what’s going on at NewTV, hopefully you know that we are introducing podcasting. This February, we will be offering the first Introduction to Podcasting class for a one-time discounted rate of $50. Once members are certified on the equipment, they can start producing podcasts at NewTV. We are so excited to bring this new feature to our members as we continue to adapt to the current media landscape.

Friday, 12 January 2018 13:34

Newton Sports

Written by Jenn Adams, News Director

You may have noticed we’ve had a lot of sports coverage over the past year. Bobby Krivitsky joined Newton News in January of 2017 and has been covering some high school and college sports in Newton. He’s been focusing on Lasell College, Boston College and Newton North and Newton South High School sports teams. It’s been great to have this kind of coverage, as my specialty is not sports.

Friday, 05 January 2018 14:14

Monitor Comparison

Written by Eugene Foygelman, Production Coordinator

Here at NewTV I have a single 27-inch iMac and at home I’ve got two 21-inch monitors. The iMac is pretty nice, the screen is fairly big and it’s easy to have a few applications open at the same time, although not at full screen. However, I do enjoy my dual monitor setup at home. It’s a lot better when playing video games because I can have a game open in one monitor and my chat apps in another. When I edit videos at home, I use both screens to make my timeline and preview windows as big as possible. Plus, if I ever need to look up a quick tutorial I don’t have to constantly switch between programs. However, how many monitors are enough? Does it make sense to have a single big one? A couple of medium-sized ones? Or a bunch of small ones?

Friday, 29 December 2017 09:52

Top Ten Blog Posts of 2017

Written by Jessica Leff, Digital Marketing Specialist

Sunday night, we will say goodbye to 2017, a year filled with changes that were both challenging and rewarding. One thing that remained consistent was our weekly blog posts from NewTV. Last year, I looked at the most-read posts, using it as an opportunity for reflection. As 2017 comes to a close, I think it is a good idea to repeat this exercise. I’d urge everyone to take some time over the next few days to look back on the year and remember the successes, while also noting what can be improved in the coming year. For now, let’s examine the top blog posts and see what we can make of them.

Friday, 22 December 2017 09:57

Favorite Holiday Episodes

Written by NewTV Staff

In the spirit of the season, the NewTV staff members were asked to choose their favorite holiday episode of a television show. Here are their responses: