Studio and Office are Open

In November 2016 Sterling-Lancaster Community Television held an open house that included a visit from the Sterling Selectmen and State Representative Harold Naughton, Jr.The cable group, which is shared by Sterling and Lancaster, has been operating out of an office in the Lancaster Community Center for the past seven years. They record community events and town meetings and broadcast them and other locally-recorded shows on Comcast Channel 8 in Sterling and Lancaster.

After ribbon cutting during the open house. From left: Selectmen Richard Lane and Maureen Cranson, SLCT Board President Robert Kadlec, SLCT Executive Director Chris Detsikas, State Representative Harold Naughton, Jr., Selectman John Kilcoyne.

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Rep. Harold Naughton, Jr. standing in front of the “green screen” wall and viewing the resulting composite image that shows him standing in the Oval Office (TV on right).
The new offices enable the cable group to offer more programming in a state-of-the-art facility, which includes the studio with a “green wall.” With the bright green walls, those on camera can appear with any background, allowing for talk shows, public service announcements and other filming to appear to originate on location.  At the Open House, the room allowed visitors, including Rep. Harold Naughton Jr., to play a little. Naughton and SLCT Executive Director Chris Detsikas appeared in front of a weather map, in space, in front of the White House and in the Oval Office (see photo).Since then, the studio has been used to record News programming, and {XXXYYYYZZZZ}. With instruction, local community members are enouranged to use the studio for their own recording which they can then edit and broadcast on Comcast Channel 8.  In addition, SLCT Members have access to camera, lighting, sound equipment to produce their own shows and the editing suite to put their programs together before broadcasting them.