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Wyong Shire Council
Media Release 12 August 2015
Get Outside The Box with Wyong Alive TV
In a first for the Central Coast, Wyong Shire Council is launching a community based TV channel.
Wyong Alive TV, live from today, will become the focal point for the community to create and upload videos created by local people about local people and for local people.
Mayor Doug Eaton OAM said Wyong Alive TV is all about the community sharing what they love about living in Wyong Shire and learning from each other.
“There are so many amazing stories about the places, people and activities in Wyong Shire. As part of the launch ofWyong Alive TV, we are asking the community to create their own video and share their unique and quirky stories with us,” said Mayor Eaton.
A Platform To Showcase Council’s Year of the Community
According to Council’s Community Partnership and Planning Manager, Ms Julie Vaughan, Wyong Alive TV is a platform to showcase Council’s Year of the Community and it will provide a unique organic learning platform that everyone can benefit from.
‘We want the community to be involved so we are running a competition to kick start Wyong Alive TV. By entering a short two minute clip about why you love Wyong Shire, you could win vouchers up to the value of $1000,” said Ms Vaughan.
“The channel is U-Tube based and focuses on learning where people can upload instructional videos from how to bake the tastiest pavlova to how to pull off the best skateboarding aerial plus it will provide a portal for locals to upload videos showcasing what they love about Wyong Shire.
“Videos can be based on almost anything as long as they address the theme – so it could be showcasing the coastal lifestyle, our beautiful natural areas, shopping, sporting achievements, getting together with family and friends or how you are involved with a local community group.
“You don’t need flashy camera equipment to create a short film – you just need an idea, know what you love about the Shire and go for it!” said Ms Vaughan.
Wyong Alive TV is based on the highly successful Frankston TV model, an interactive medium that can be viewed both locally and globally.
Wyong Alive TV entries open on 17 August and close on 18 September.
All details can be found at the Wyong Alive TV website www.wyongalive.com.au