Photo by Bit Thompt
Dublin Community Television has been working hard on supporting members to develop their own programme ideas over the last few months which has resulted in more volunteer shows running on the station than on any other TV broadcaster in the country.
As more programmes get in to production we need more people to get involved, learn how to produce television and share their skills with a like minded crew. In order to facilitate this we are offering you to come and meet some of the producers that are recruiting for their
new programmes. These productions are on a variety of subjects, including sports, music, current affairs, art and more.
If you would like to get involved in making community television come along to the Ireland Institute on Friday 24th of May at 3.30pm to get involved.
To celebrate Mayday 2013, DCTV is releasing this set of 5 lectures on the topic of 1913 which were organised by the Dublin City Archives for each Tuesday in April 2013. These are available for download and re-use by anybody producing material around 1913. Watch out for more releases in the coming months
Frances Devine and Fergus Russell
Cathy Henderson and Robert Ballagh
DCTV is looking for volunteers to come and produce some media in our shopfront studio on the theme of ‘Mayday’. Supported by Dublin City Community Forum we have previously worked with volunteers last year making media on the topics of Mayday and International Womens Day and we are seeking volunteers for a days filming on May 1st with a pre-production/planning meeting on Monday 22nd Of April at 6pm .
So if you want to get involved in filming interviews , discussions , music, comedy, event reports or anything else you would like to propose we will provide training and support.
First step is a meeting on the evening of Monday 22nd Of April to bring your ideas to and meet the other volunteers – no experience is necessary. For more details and to get involved fill in the form here . Your work will be on television as all material will be shown on DCTV on UPC channel 802 and online on DCTV’s channel on Aertv.ie as well as being available via our vimeo .
This month, the third series of Community of Independents returns to its 11pm Thursday slot, accompanied by a new DCTV music show and then a special selection of music television until 1am.. Covering Urban music, Bump TV is a weekly show which focusses on a single artist and plays from 10pm every week.
BumpTv Season 1 Episode 3 – Class A’z from DCTV on Vimeo.
This is followed by Danny and the gang who are back with the third season of Commmunity of Independents. Both shows are available on the internet from the evening of their broadcast – but nothing beats that live TV feeling so tune in each Thursday at 10pm on UPC ch 802 and www.aertv.ie/#dctv and turn up the volume.
Community Of Independents Studio Show S03E01 from DCTV on Vimeo.
2012 AGM Volunteer Video from DCTV on Vimeo.
From 6pm this evening DCTV will be holding its Annual General Meeting. The members of the co-op have received copies of the annual accounts, will receive reports from the committee of the society and will discuss motions at the Guinness Enterprise Centre from 6pm. This is to be followed by a review of the productions currently showing on the station – above is a montage of some of whats currently on air.
Each Wednesday afternoon, DCTV runs a studio operator training course which is free to paid up members of the station.
We have been running the course throughout the year and members that have completed it have gone on to become actively involved in our ongoing volunteer production Citywide, as well as creating their own studio productions like The Live Register and Bump TV.
The course requires no previous experience and is a great taster for
groups and individuals who want to actively get involved in making
The course shows the basic operation of the studio and offers the
opportunity for participants to make a short video piece.
The studio has a fully digital workflow including three remote control
cameras, vision and audio mixers and the ability to broadcast live on cable and the internet.
We are now accepting bookings for places on our courses in 2013.
Contact email@example.com for more details.
Dole TV // Season 4 // Promo from DCTV on Vimeo.
Who says no-one is making good telly in Ireland? DCTV is really proud of our new Tuesday evening line up, not least because we’ve decided to bundle a whole load of new programmes our members have been making together.
At 6 pm Bosco Talks airs a pilot of the new series. An all new group from the St John Bosco centre bring everything thats happening in Drimnagh and further afield. Watch out for the full new season, the third series, coming on Tuesdays in the New year.
At 9pm Dole TV returns for the fourth and what we’ve been promised is the final series. Great new comedy, some fine interviews and the usual mix of surprises and animations every week between now and Christmas. Tell everybody you know its back and get to a TV so you can see it first before everybody shares it on fakebook.
Then 9.30 pm The Live Register continues its strong first season this time looking at Social Housing. After their great start looking at Fracking and Abortion, the show doesn’t flinch from the real issues.
Finally 10 pm Democracy Now will screen – our nightly show from New York City where Amy Goodman delivers the nights news.
Tuesdays on DCTV – where you find out whats really happening.
To mark the centenary of the Dublin Lockout, SIPTU and the NCAD have developed a project to create a Tapestry telling the story of the lock out. Planning and construction of the work is being followed by DCTV as part of its plans for television to mark the centenary. This video was produced by the documentary crew and shown at the launch by Michael D Higgins in Liberty Hall on the 6th November 2012.
Tapestry Documentary Promo from DCTV on Vimeo.
for more details on the tapestry see the 1913 committee blog.
The Community Television Association welcomes the success of member NvTv in being awarded the Belfast local digital television service by the British regulator, Ofcom. NvTv recently switched off their analogue signal after eight years of broadcasting and it is encouraging to see recognition of the fantastic work by their team over this time.
Lord Mayor of Dublin, Naoise O'Muirí and Ciaran Kissane of the BAI with children of Scoil Mhuire's Iosaf, St. Mary's Place
As part of Dublin City Councils One City One People event, DCTV is distributing copies of its award winning childrens TV series, The Storyteller to children in schools around the city. The first copies were presented today to the children from the 3 schools in the city centre area which appeared in the series. The Lord Mayor Naoise O’MuirI presented the DVDs at an event in the Smock Alley banqueting hall.
Also present at the event were Ciaran Kissane from the BAI and Ciaran Murray, chair of DCTV. The BAI announced this week that they would be funding the second season of The Storyteller through their sound and vision scheme.