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It’s been five months since MNN began upgrading our 59th Street studios. We are thrilled to announce that on Wednesday, May 15, our 59th St. headquarters will resume business as usual.
The wait was worth it. MNN’s Open, Closed and Express studios have been decked out from top to bottom with the latest hi-res digital production equipment, meaning the options you have for creating and distributing your show just got multiplied by thousands. It all adds up to higher-quality programming, better interaction with viewers and bigger opportunities for you.
Please read through the Frequently Asked Questions below to get all the information you need to navigate these exciting changes.
What's new at 59th Street?
MNN has installed brand-new state-of-the-art TV production equipment, including HD cameras, switchers, routers, a fully-digital call-in system, a character generator, motion graphics and a master clock that communicates with 12 GPS satellites to keep audio and visual feeds perfectly synced. We’ve revamped the Dub Station and invested in the Sony HXR-NX5U field camera, a tapeless pro camcorder that’s easy to use and produces breathtaking HD picture. Our building also got a clean look—...
What should public access TV look like in the future? A lot like MNN. That’s the conclusion that can be drawn from a new article on MediaShift, a PBS website that explores how new media like blogs and citizen journalism are changing our society and culture.
In the article, access-TV veteran and scholar Rob McCausland argues that local community and government programming—“essential pillars for citizen education and civic engagement”—should be prominent in the minds of the academics and legislators who will structure the policy and public funds that make access TV possible as our media landscape evolves in the digital age.
MNN is the home of numerous such programs. We dedicate hundreds of hours of airtime to meetings, events and dialogues hosted by the many community boards serving Manhattan residents, providing a platform for conversations on important public issues like bullying (in a...
There’s a ton of hard work and talent behind each and every program broadcast on MNN. What’s the best way to do justice to the fruits of your labor? Let more people know about it.
That’s why on Thursday, April 18, MNN is hosting a free webinar on how to use social media to boost your show’s audience and interact more effectively with your viewers. The class also covers how to streamline these efforts—so you get the perks without a lot of extra hours or hassle.
“With social media and traditional media evolving every day, MNN is at the forefront, bridging the gap between the broadcaster and the viewer,” says Benjamin Nathan, the award-winning NYC filmmaker who will present the webinar. Nathan is Director of Footage Films, a New York media company dedicated to creating film and video that will positively impact audiences and the global community at large. He’s collaborated with PBS and Ken Burns, among many others, and has screened his work at Cannes Film Festival.
During the webinar, which will broadcast live from MNN’s...