Thank you so much to everyone for being understanding about the limitations HCTV will have this year while we have a director on maternity leave. The following is more information on how to watch the games this year, should you need it.
The basketball games and meetings will be posted on our website the following day, hctv.us, as soon as our production manager is able to do so.
For Boys Basketball you will need a password. To get this password, please contact Coach Aaron Hill using the OSSU staff directory: https://hazen.ossu.org/en-us/staff
You can also follow us on YouTube where we will post public games and meetings as soon as possible, but they will appear on the website first. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUTz8ahhora8OLhGlYDLZtQ
The games will air on channel 1080 at 6:00 pm the following day. If there is a new meeting at the same time it will air at 7:30 following the game. You can check our TV schedule online using this link: https://hctv.us/current-tv-schedule/
A note about JV: In recent years we took on filming of JV games to help families access them due to the pandemic. It was a lot for us to handle even without having a director on leave. Sadly we will not be able to record JV games this year, back to the way it was originally. The gym is fully open again and we hope people show up to cheer on all levels of play!
All Hazen students are equally valuable to us at HCTV, whether they play JV or Varsity or participate in a different activity or even no activities all together. We are highly interested in what the community would like us to showcase in the future and very motivated to make that happen. With time and your support, anything is possible. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with your thoughts and ideas.
Elizabeth Rossano, Executive Director
Dear Valued Community,
Hardwick Community TV’s executive director (that’s me) will be taking maternity leave this January, expecting to return by May 1st at the latest. We have been working hard to find new staff so that we can continue our services as usual during this time. Unfortunately, those circumstances haven’t come to fruition on time. What this means is that we are forced to pull back some of our services this winter.
The biggest difference is that we won’t be able to offer live streaming service for basketball and Hardwick Select Board. For the select board meetings, you will still be able to join on Zoom if you can’t be present in person. All basketball and meetings will be recorded and made available the following business day or as soon as possible. Woodbury Select Board will also be recorded and made available the next day as usual.
We won’t be able to take requests for filming special events during this period. We plan to only cover the prescheduled basketball games (hopefully accommodating rescheduled games and play offs whenever possible) and regular select board meetings. We will try our best to record Town Meeting in person meetings as well.
For boys basketball, there will be a password to watch the games. There will be more information to follow about how to watch these games once the systems are put in place, no later than next week when our first home games are happening.
Making this decision was very hard because I know well how much people love watching the basketball games live, enabling friends and family from afar to participate in the moment. I did everything I could to avoid this scenario, so it’s with a heavy heart that I am sharing this news with you. I am so grateful for your understanding and support. I hope for another great season for our students!
Elizabeth Rossano, “Liz on Tech”
HCTV Executive Director
*Update* Please read more about how to watch our programming during the leave period here: https://hctv.us/how-to-watch-hctv-coverage-this-winter/