In the 30 years since Newport New Public Schools' Telecommunications program got its start, a lot has changed in the realm of video and television production, the most obvious things being the advent of digital media and the availability of audio and video "production" for the masses. Still, proper education in TV/video production has not been replaced by instructional videos on YouTube.
NNPS-TV is now available on Roku®, which is an OTT (over-the-top) streaming device -- or a television specially configured as a Roku TV. It allows you to watch shows using the Internet instead of cable.
Telecom student and robotics enthusiast Gabe Odachowski took the initiative to do a live web stream of the "Rumble in the Roads" FIRST
Robotics Competition, which was held at Menchville High School in November.
The School Board Budget Hearing will be held Tuesday, March 14, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be broadcast live on NNPS-TV (Cox Channel 47/Verizon FiOS Channel 17) and re-played at later dates.
The Telecom team went live with the high school basketball games held on January 27, Denbigh at Warwick. The games were aired live on NNPS-TV Cox Channel 47/FiOS Channel 17 and also via the web on the students' YouTube channel, NNPS Telecom Network. Additionally, the live games could be seen via the webcast on nnpstv.com and on the NNPS-TV Roku channel. The games will be re-broadcast during February on NNPS-TV.
The Telecom student production crew recorded the high school wrestling matches held on January 18, and the matches are being aired on NNPS-TV (Cox Channel 47/Verizon FiOS Channel 17).
The NNPS-TV team has been honored with a number of awards this year, including two Telly Awards. The team's hard work and extra effort made for unique videos that convey the programs and initiatives of Newport News' public school system. The videos can be seen on television and on the Web, and also via the NNPS app.
Starting next school year, Telecom seniors will receive honors-level credit for Telvision II.
Back in the days of big hair, Madonna, tube TVs, and VCRs, the program at Newport New Public Schools' Telecommunications Center was just getting started. The fledgling program offered high school students hands-on learning and job training that was technical in nature but appealing to teenagers. It involved their favorite things - television and radio - and an opportunity to be creative.
Alexis Perkins, the tireless exercise host of NNPS-TV's 'Fuzion Fitness' workout show, has collaborated with a fellow fitness instructor to write and publish a book on ... hair!