Vermont Public Television Launches Rutland Digital Channel

first_imgVermont Public Television Launches Rutland Digital ChannelVermont Public Television’s Rutland digital TV channel has made its debut. VPT’s digital channel 9 will begin service officially on Wednesday, June 1, from atop Grandpa Knob. The new channel — the second digital channel in Vermont — will serve Rutland and Addison counties and parts of Bennington and Windsor counties. In neighboring New York state, the signal will reach Warren and Washington counties and some of Saratoga and Essex counties.VPT’s channel 28, which transmits signals in the current analog format, will continue to operate for several years.By federal mandate, all U.S. television stations are required to broadcast in digital. John King, VPT’s president and CEO, says, “Going digital means Vermonters will continue to have their own statewide public television network, with all the PBS programs and local programs they treasure.”Beyond securing VPT’s future, going digital will bring Vermonters clear reception and new services, including high definition programming (HDTV) and multicasting (up to four channels at the same time). In the future, along with TV programming, VPT will be able to transmit video, audio and text in the form of digital data that can be downloaded to a computer, providing educational resources to schools, teachers and lifelong learners of all ages.Viewers with a high definition television can see HDTV programs from PBS on VPT’s digital channel. Digital programming is only available over the air now, but VPT expects it to be carried on cable and satellite in the future. To receive digital TV channels, viewers can use their analog TV sets if they install a digital set-top converter box. However, to see true high definition television, viewers need a high definition TV.The current analog service on VPT and TV channels nationwide will continue until the FCC requires broadcasters to return their analog spectrum to the government for other uses and operate only in digital format.Viewers will find more information and a schedule for VPT’s digital service by visiting www.vpt.org(link is external) or calling 1-800-639-7811. VPT would like to hear from viewers who are able to receive the new channel.VPT has been broadcasting in digital on its Windsor channel since 2003.VPT will launch its St. Johnsbury and Burlington digital channels next year. Work begins this summer on a major project to collocate all Burlington market digital TV channels on Mt. Mansfield.Noting that federal and state matching funds are paying for VPT’s digital facilities, John King says, “Thanks to Senators Patrick Leahy and Jim Jeffords and Rep. Bernie Sanders, we have secured federal matching funds needed for the project. We have received most of the state matching funds and hope the state will appropriate the balance next year. We’re grateful to Gov. Jim Douglas, former Gov. Howard Dean and their staffs, and to Vermont’s legislators, especially the House and Senate Institutions and Appropriations committees, for the support they have given the project.”The cost of converting VPT’s four transmitters to digital to meet the federal mandate will be about $5.4 million. Conversion of VPT’s master control and production facilities to digital facilities will be the final phases of the project.VPT chief engineer Ron Whitcomb and studio technical supervisor Rob Belle-Isle are managing the digital conversion project. # # #last_img read more

Aaron Ramsey finally explains controversial Arsenal exit

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Emery reflects on 4-0 win over Standard LiegeTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 6:03FullscreenEmery reflects on 4-0 win over Standard Liegehttps://metro.co.uk/video/emery-reflects-4-0-win-standard-liege-2019524/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘Arsenal are going through a transitional period at the moment. They have many great players and a lot of talent coming through.‘They are definitely going in the right direction – but my situation now is at Juventus. I have an unbelievable opportunity at a massive club.‘I just want to be part of this now. Hopefully I can help my team-mates and my club achieve some great things on the big stage.After his start to the season was delayed by a hamstring injury which ultimately ended his Arsenal career, Ramsey has quickly established himself as an increasingly influential figure in Maurizio Sarri’s new-look team.The former Napoli coach endured an acrimonious end to his tumultuous year in charge of Chelsea, but Ramsey is enjoying learning from his new manager.‘It has been great so far. There have been new ideas and new information which we are working hard to try to put into practice. Aaron Ramsey finally explains controversial Arsenal exit Metro Sport ReporterFriday 4 Oct 2019 12:42 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3kSharescenter_img Aaron Ramsey joined Juventus on a free transfer from Arsenal in the summer (Picture: Getty)Aaron Ramsey has admitted he was forced to ‘look at other options’ after the chance to extend his Arsenal career was taken away from him.The Wales international spent 11 years in north London, cementing his reputation as a club legend with winning goals in both the 2014 and 2017 FA Cup finals.Ramsey joined Juventus on a free transfer this summer having, at one point last season, been on the verge of signing a new long-term contract at Arsenal.Asked if he was given a reason as to why the offer of a new deal was reneged upon, he told the BBC: ‘Yes. It was in the end.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘There was a lot of confusion and a lot of things were up in the air. The decision was made and that was the situation, so I had to look at other options. Aaron Ramsey is enjoying working under former Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri (Picture: Getty)‘At times it hasn’t worked as well as we would have liked, but in other parts it really has. We are slowly getting better in terms of what he wants to implement and understanding our roles and responsibilities more.‘This club has been so good and so dominant for so long. We know other teams have improved and are trying to knock us off top spot. But this place is all about winning and that is what we are striving for.’Who will score more goals this season?Joe Willock0%Aaron Ramsey0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Martin Keown names the Arsenal back four he wants Unai Emery to pickMORE: Arsenal legend David Seaman questions Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang substitution Advertisementlast_img read more