Belmont Media Center is "building community though media . . ."
The Belmont Media Center (BMC) is a non-profit community media center whose mission is to develop and promote access to electronic communications media.
We serve Belmont, MA and the surrounding communities to foster free speech, creative expression, and civic engagement and to give a voice to all. Members of BMC have access to equipment and the BMC facilities so that they are able to learn how-to and produce their own television programs. BMC is a digital state-of-the-art facility with 2 TV studios & editing bays and new HD TV remote production kit. BMC has community meeting/event space and a small community art space: Gallery@BMC.
Belmont residents; BMC members, volunteers and interns; local institutions and the Town of Belmont have access to training, technology and program transmission over three local access TV channels (8, 9, 96 for COMCAST subscribers; 28, 29, 30 for VERIZON subscribers). Our website features "on-demand" local programming, a live stream of the Government & Educational (Ch. 8 or 28) and the Public Access (Ch. 9 or 29) channels, and a web version of the Community Bulletin Board (Ch. 96 or 30).
In late 2009, we completed a three-year process of locating, designing and building a new state of the community media center to better serve the community, which includes: 2 studios, 3 edit suites, a conference & classroom, Gallery@BMC (an art exhibition space), and the "Green Room": a large open space with skylights that has quickly grown to be a popular crossroads for the community for receptions, meetings and a unique production venue.
Today in 2014, BMC is assisting the Town of Belmont in a community needs ascertainment process to envsion the next ten years in community media to deliver local programming, training, new media transmission, technology, and interactive local access TV channels.