Starting from 5.30pm this evening DCTV will be broadcasting 3 hours of live programming from the Shopfront Studio in Temple Bar. Produced by NearTV the show will have live interviews on the streets of Dublin as the crowds come in to enjoy the night.
Available on cable on UPC 802 or online at AerTV.ie/#dctv the coverage is the second year that Near has broadcast from the studio for Culture Night.
At a Dublin Council of Trade Unions meeting next Tuesday evening entitled “How Should our Movement Commemorate the Lockout” DCTV will show details of it’s Tapestry project which will produce 7 hours of Lockout related community television for broadcast next Autumn.
Event Details: How should the labour movement commemorate the centenary of the Dublin Lockout. 6.30pm Connolly Books Essex Street Tuesday 18th September.
Organised by Dublin Council of Trade Unions.
If you’ve been watching DCTV on either UPC or AerTV you’ll have seen our new community reports under the brand ‘Citywide’. Every Monday in the DCTV studio the Citywide team meet and plan the weeks shoots – with a target of covering 5 stories from around the city each week. Each story is told in a short 2 to 3 minute video which is shown frequently on the station (where other stations schedule ad breaks) as well as being available online.
Members of the station are welcome to volunteer on the project. Anybody who has completed the studio operator course can come along and volunteer as long as the team is informed. Volunteering can be as little as a single shoot or for as long as you want. If you have stories to cover send an email to email@example.com – although preference will be given to stories from volunteers on the project and then from members of the station.
All the videos to date are available above – we’d love to hear what you think.
Each Wednesday afternoon DCTV runs a studio operator training course which is free to paid up members of the station.
The course shows the basic operation of the studio and consists of producing a short piece. The studio has a fully digital workflow including 3 remote control cameras, vision and audio mixers and the ability to broadcast live on cable and the internet.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details
Lord Mayor Andrew Montague, Dun Tudor from the Romanian consulate and the team in the DCTV Shopfront Studio
Last Saturday, 26th May 2012, saw the launch of DCTVs newest show – Actualitatea IRL with a special live episode broadcast from the Temple Bar Shopfront Studio at 6pm. This weekly programme represents a number of firsts for Dublin Community Television – although DCTV has produced one off specials with groups such as the Polish Film Festival and UNITAS, the Indian community group this is the first regular show produced by one of Dublins new communities. It will also be the first regular show on DCTV broadcast in a language other than English or Irish. The programme will be in Romanian with English language subtitles.
The first show, broadcast live on both UPC and AerTV featured a panel discussion with Don Tudor, Deputy Romanian Consul in ireland, Cllr Andrew Montague, Lord Mayor of Dublin and Ciaran Moore, DCTV Manager. The show also saw videos on Romania and famous Romanian people in English for the Irish viewers. Future shows will be pre-recorded to facilitate subtitling but will retain the 6pm Saturday slot with a repeat on Sunday. The first episode is available below the fold – Read More
Above is the 1 hr 15 minute video of Fin Dwyer delivering the 2nd of the 5 Wednesdays talk series.The entertaining and informative series is a partnership between Occupy University, DCTV and the Ireland Institute and is filmed live every week in May at the ireland Institute in Pearse Street.
Read further for information on how the series is made. Click for More
If you can’t get UPC cable you have been restricted to watching DCTV videos after the fact. Now, thanks to the good people at AerTV, a live stream of DCTV is available to anybody, anywhere. If you’ve tried the AerTV offering before you’ll know that the picture quality is amazing as they squeeze good quality video into what passes for broadband in Ireland. We’re really excited that DCTV is now one of the channels on AerTV.
We’re celebrating joining AerTV with a world premiere on Sunday 6th March at 6pm of our new documentary, A Joyful Slog. We’ve other treats organised – a new DoleTv is in the offing and the first of our poltical talks series starts tonight at 7pm Friday, 11 am Saturday and 3pm Sunday (and will continue every week in May).
www.aertv.ie/#dctv – check it out.
Great result for DCTV and The Storyteller team last night at the Metro Eireann Media and Multicultural awards in Liberty Hall. The Storyteller was awarded the prize in the visual media category, beating off two RTE projects who were also shortlisted. Well done to John Breslin and everybody else involved in the project.
For the last few months DCTV has been working with a group of 6 comedians and aspiring comedians from loads of different backgrounds as part of our Journey of a Joke series. The climax of the series was filmed with the group performing in the first of DCTV’s new stand up comedy series – Comedy on the Corner.
Above is a sneak preview of one of the performances – Sacha, one of our comedians from the Journey of a Joke series. Next tuesday, 3rd October we have the filming of the second episode in our studio in Temple Bar with some of Dublins best stand up performers. If you want to be in the audience email email@example.com.
A new season of Dole TV starts today and we’ve been promised 13 weeks of topical, funny, political and whatever your having yourself television from Irelands evergrowing reserve army of the unemployed. With new presenters Dean Scurry and Niamh Foley, an all new production crew but the return of some old favourites (yes, including Dotsy) this is must see television. Forget your Pat Kenny frontline specials, forget Paddy O’Gorman queueing or Paul Connolly chasing dole claimants – Niamh and Dean will give a space every week to the concerns, gripes, thoughts and jokes of the real victims of this recesssion.
On the telly every Tuesday at 3pm and 11pm, repeated on Friday at 9pm.