Sharon Hill Borough Council recently unanimously voted to showcase the borough and its events on the small screen with an updated television broadcast system. Telvue will be available on Verizon and RCN channels. It will also be available through internet streaming services such as Roku and Slingbox on the borough’s website. An expected launch date has not been yet announced.
“I’m looking forward to it; it could be a lot of fun,” said Borough Manager Steve Travers.
The updated system will be a big improvement over the old one, according to Travers. He said the previous 10 year-old system was a hassle that required a lot of work such as taping events and downloading them onto the system that operated very slowly. It was also only available for borough residents.
Travers said the new system will be available on the borough’s public access channel for residents with cable, accompanied by a link on the website for streamed programming. Residents without cable and non-residents who don’t have access to the channel, will be able to see it. Allowing non-residents to view the borough’s programming will hopefully court transplants and visitors, Travers said.
“It will have a link for computer access and be user friendly,” he said. “We will start televising council meetings and filming events.”
Travers also said that viewers will see “flashflood messages, Amber Alerts and other scrolling messages.”