End of Summer Closure

Seattle Community Media's annual End of Summer closure will happen at the end of August.  The dates affected are August 19, 21, 22, 26, 28, 29 and September 2 (Labor Day).  During that time the Studio and Community Room will be closed.  SCM staff will not take calls and will not respond to emails or phone messages during the closure.  

Producers please note that we will not be scheduling new programs during the closure!  Programming for this period will be similar to what we have done in past years.  We will repeat the programming week of August 4 - August 10 during the first week of the closure, beginning August 18.  We will repeat the programming week of August 11 - 17 during the second week of the closure, beginning August 25.  We will repeat the programming of August 11, 12 and 13 on Sept 1, 2 and 3. 

The programming of new content/shows will resume Wednesday, September 4.

Over the last few weeks, we've made a lot of tweaks and fixes on the Producer site, and it all seems stable.  For that reason, we are going to enter a "Code Freeze".  That means that we will not be making any non-critical changes after this coming Saturday (Jan 26th - Feb 3rd).  If there is ANYthing preventing you from creating programs or uploading your files, NOW is the time to let us know.

During this week, we will be monitoring the system, but will also be starting the initial changes for the Automatic Broadcasting System (ABS).

Right now, we are still relying on Deans knowledge of your Series to schedule the broadcast on television.  Ultimately, the system will be doing that automatically - based on how and when you create your programs!  In short, that means that YOU will be responsible for your shows being broadcast at the right time

You'll be well advised of this happening, but for obvious reasons, you should be absolutely sure that you're creating your programs with the right date, and accurate details.  Videos absolutely MUST be uploaded via the Producer tools - that is the only way your video will be broadcast or available to your users in any way at all.