BRIC is the community access television organization for the borough of Brooklyn. Its community media programs offer Brooklyn residents the opportunity to air programming on four television cable channels, free access to media production equipment and facilities, low-cost media education, free television air time for community-produced Brooklyn Free Speech TV, BRIC-produced and Brooklyn-focused Brooklyn Independent Television, and Brooklyn Bulletin Board, a 24/7 looping community announcement service used by Brooklyn non-profits.
BCAT TV Network Community Producers create over 650 hours of weekly content for our four cable channels.
BCAT TV Network is available in every Brooklyn cable subscriber’s home and programming is seen by hundreds of thousands of the borough’s residents. Currently, BRIC cablecasts hundreds of unique programs each week produced by Brooklynites on Brooklyn’s Cablevision, Time Warner, RCN and in all five boroughs on Verizon.
Streaming online, our community producers' programming reaches beyond the borough's boundaries, providing an opportunity for our community producers to speak to a broader audience.
Brooklyn residents who air programs on our Brooklyn cable channels are not charged a fee and take full responsibility for the content they air. Community producers create close to 600 programs a week for our Brooklyn Free Speech TV line-up, many in languages not available on mainstream television networks.
Brooklyn Independent Television (BIT) consists of a dozen curated, professionally-produced television productions focused purely on issues, events, culture, businesses and personalities of Brooklyn. Since 2006, Brooklyn Independent Television has created over 1,200 television packages celebrating the facets that make this borough so unique. Brooklyn Independent Television airs Monday - Friday at 12pm - 3pm and 8pm - 11pm. Viewers can also watch favorite episodes on demand.
Our Brooklyn Center for Media Education (BCME)at our Community Media Center provides Brooklyn residents with access to a variety of media services, courses and workshops that will enable them to produce content for television and learn more about the ever-changing landscape of technology available to them today. All classes are hands-on and taught by professionals with years of experience. Upon completion of our basic production classes, students become Certified Community Producers, allowing them to use our state-of-the-art media facility and production equipment so they can begin creating their own Brooklyn Free Speech TV Programs.
Brooklyn Bulletin Board is a 24/7 looping community announcement system delivering over 2,000 messages and services from Brooklyn non-profit organizations. Users may submit their organization's information online or use Brooklyn Bulletin Board as an excellent tool for finding resources, services and events occurring in their neighborhood.
Our Community Media Center provides all Brooklynites with access to studio facilities, equipment and training. Located at 242 3rd Street in Gowanus, our community media center has a training studio, a main studio, a mini-studio and eight editing bays equipped with AVID editing software. It also houses BRIC's community media offices, the BCAT TV Network master control and the Brooklyn Center for Media Education.
BRIC COMMUNITY MEDIA CENTER
Contact: Interim Location:
718.683.5605 242 3rd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Community Media Center Hours
PUBLIC EQUIPMENT HOURS
Saturday & Sunday 10am–4pm
Saturday & Sunday 10am–3:45pm
ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF HOURS
Saturday & Sunday 10am–4pm
- May 11, 2013 · 12:00 PM-2:00 PMShort-form Video Techniques for PCBrooklyn Public Library - New Lots BranchFREE
- May 11, 2013 · 2:30 PM-4:30 PMIntroduction to Social Media: VideobloggingBrooklyn Public Library - New Lots BranchFREE
- May 14, 2013 · 11:00 AM-1:00 PMIntro to Digital PhotographyBrooklyn Public Library - Central BranchFREE
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