Anyone who has followed Tom Britt and his Townepost publishing empire knows that the micro-journalism media mogul is never satisfied with the status quo. What started as a website ten years ago (atGeist.com) has blossomed into magazines and websites for Fishers, Carmel, Zionsville, and Center Grove.
Now, the focus (pun intended) is on GeistTV. “When sharing stories with a public audience, there’s probably no more powerful way to do so than with video,” explained Britt. “The combination of great moving pictures and compelling narrative, shared on the web via live streaming, is the reason we’re stoked about GeistTV.”
GeistTV will feature a regular dose of fresh webcasts featuring news and information about the communities served via the Townepost network. We’ll be promoting your special events, showcasing our advertisers, and generally dishing on Geist culture (and Fishers, Carmel, Zionsville, and Center Grove). Special guests will be invited to share their stories; live webcasts will occur every Friday. “For the past four years or so, we have been experimenting with streaming live video from various events – and with good reason,” noted Britt. “It gives us yet another touchpoint with our communities on a daily basis.”
The title GeistTV is actually a bit of a misnomer. There is no television involved. We’re talking about live and on-demand content that is streamed on the Internet. But, most of us find it difficult to walk away from familiar naming conventions – so GeistTV it is. And besides, it’s just like watching television, with the added benefit of doing so when you want to on the device of your choice.
As a longtime TV news personality, I know that the most important element for GeistTV are great stories about people, places, things, and experiences. We’re counting on you to let us know about subjects worthy of the bright lights of GeistTV (okay, we don’t actually use bright lights, but hey, it fits the image). In a sense, you are our collective director – and in broadcasting, the director is the most important contributor. Producing live-streaming video is no different. So, put on your beret, settle into your director’s chair, and get the conversation going. GeistTV is on the air (oops, I mean on the Internet)!