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Trusted for over 20 years, we design content management, scheduling & distribution solutions for Public, Education & Government media centers. Deliver crisp, HD live & on-demand content to cable, web, OTT & social live feeds with one easy tool.

Multiplatform Distribution

Complete distribution solutions for local content. Keep your town informed and engaged with vital information seamlessly delivered to cable, web, mobile & OTT.

automation SOlutions

Set it and forget it. Designed for small staffs, Cablecast manages all your sources, streamlines repetitive tasks and gives you control from anywhere, even on mobile! 

Screenweave cloud solutions

Bring your content to the fastest growing over-the-top and social media streaming platforms and optimize your network streaming capacity.

web video

Enjoy customizable branded video portals that update dynamically and come complete with robust reporting tools and APIs.

bulletin board

Cablecast CG plays seamlessly on your channel and live stream with an option to run live channel playout and bulletin board zones simultaneously. Use dynamic feeds to keep your announcements effortlessly fresh.
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Community Media

Your content meets your community
wherever and whenever they watch


"As always, [tech support] was fantastic! They quickly addressed the issue I was having and had a solution for me immediately. I could not be happier. Tightrope/Cablecast has the best support I’ve ever dealt with by far and that makes a huge difference!"
Patrick Vidro
BCTV, Byron Center, MI
I have been a Tightrope user for over a decade at multiple access centers and find their continued dedication to innovation and customer support second to none! Any time I’ve had a problem, which honestly has been rare, they have responded in a timely manor to solve the problem. Keep up the good work!
- Bob Dunbar
Executive Director, Revere TVNewbury Port, MA
The responsive design of Cablecast’s interface automatically adjusts to whatever device I’m viewing it on, and makes it easy for me to remotely make programming corrections or address changes in the schedule from wherever I am.
-Chris Giard
Video Engineer, Connecticut Public Affairs, COX Northeast Region
As someone who has worked with other engineers and support teams from other Broadcast vendors, I can honestly say that I have not seen such a quick turnaround and attention to the customer, especially when it mattered most for our station.
- Chris Gentry
Broadcast Production Coordinator, Bedford Community TV/WBNH 105.1 LP-FM
The workflow for publishing and delivering online content with Cablecast Reflect continues Tightrope’s signature ease of use, which is also what drew us to Cablecast. When we add a program to our cable schedule, we simply check a box to indicate whether we also want it streamed live or published as VOD online.
- Josh Stowell
Station Manager, Eagle County Government Television
Cablecast Reflect is a game-changer because it makes HD online content distribution affordable. Since Tightrope really understands the needs of PEG channel providers, they've designed an automated, affordable solution that's perfect for us.
-Justin Cowgill
CTO, CreaTV, San Jose, CA
Cablecast has simplified and improved our end product for residents. We have a simple workflow that allows us to make our videos look amazing, and quickly turn around our replays. The added features for emergency purposes and extra information really help our channels stand out.
-Adam McCune
Goffstown TV, Goffstown, NH
Cablecast Reflect—the latest upgrade to our Tightrope system—has enhanced our online media distribution via a highly efficient cloud-based streaming solution. With Reflect, we can better preserve and manage bandwidth while delivering higher quality live and on-demand streams to online platforms.
- Ann Theis
Station Director, Denver Open Media
Scheduling is much smoother, faster and easier with Cablecast. I can now search for when shows are running, and copy and paste blocks of shows between days. And while other systems required us to publish our schedules separately for each platform, Cablecast does it automatically for both our website and bulletin boards.
-Jay Brunetta
Public Access Director, Holden Community Television, Holden, MA
The Cablecast Flex 4 servers give us the flexibility to run the county's new HD channels and city's SD-only channel all from the same platform. The servers' integrated up/down conversion has also been handy in our transition, letting us easily blend existing SD content into our HD channels.
-Randy Hisle
Chief Video Engineer, James City County, VA
With Cablecast, all I have to do is check a box when creating the schedule, and it automatically creates the high definition MP4 file and makes it available on our website. Creating live streams is equally easy and, like all aspects of Cablecast, has been very reliable for us – a benefit we didn’t have with our old streaming system, where our streams were often down.
-Michael D’Amato
Broadcast Communications Manager, Edison TV, Edison, NJ
With our old system, bulletins were entirely manually managed. The Tightrope platform saves us a lot of time on the back end, automatically publishing and updating our program schedules on our bulletin board. It is also easy to use dynamic, external data sources in Carousel, and I was able to quickly integrate multiple Twitter feeds into our bulletins.
-Pat Aldrich
Cable Access Coordinator, Douglas Cable Access, Douglas, MA
Using the browser-based user interface, we can post emergency notices from wherever we have electricity and Internet connectivity. People in the community really sat up and took notice, as there was nowhere else they could go to get information that quickly. It made Falmouth Community Television instantly more vital to the community.
– Debra Rogers
Executive Director, Falmouth Community Television, Falmouth, MA
Using Reflect to host the live stream, we enabled a very large audience to watch the live hearing with no issues whatsoever on the streaming side. And with Tightrope's end-to-end broadcast automation solution, we don't have to spend time buying and integrating separate products.
- Bryan Harley
Director of Operations, CMAC, Fresno, CA
Tightrope products are integrated to provide maximum impact with minimal workflow effort, and their software upgrades provide a level of enhancement one might expect with an entirely new system. The products are fairly priced, the technology is straightforward and easy to master, and the reliability is unparalleled.
- Shawn Serre
Executive Director, Pittsfield Community Television, Pittsfield, MA

Latest updates & Resources

latest Product news

The Cablecast Team is working on new features everyday to ensure that the value of your investment increases over time. Be sure to check in here for regular updates and subscribe to our product updates email list to get notified of the latest releases.

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June 25, 2020
More streams and more control are now at your fingertips
Screenweave LIVE now offers more streams, the ability to configure your simulcasts, and a user dashboard to monitor the status of your streams.
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April 22, 2020
Join us in our virtual NAB Suite to get an in-depth look at what's new in Cablecast.
We're in this weird reality where things that used to require sunscreen, stuffy blazers and too much cigarette smoke can now happen at home in your favorite chair and comfiest pajama pants. Join us in our virtual NAB Suite to get an in-depth look at what's new in Cablecast. We start with a demo of features added in Cablecast 7.1, our new Screenweave LIVE multiplatform streaming service, as well as special announcements we saved just for this! Check it out!
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From the Blog

The Cablecast Community Media team is dedicated to keeping you up to date on all the latest trends. We reach beyond topics that only concern our products, to bring you updates on production, training, general non-profit news and more.

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WATCH: Optimizing the Web Viewer Experience
We all want it: an engaging, content-rich website that always looks fresh. Get inspiration from our panel of pros.
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Cablecast Enables Complete Remote Workflow at GNAT-TV
Enhancements to playout and scheduling system help GNAT-TV continue delivering timely information & hyper-local news on cable, web & OTT platforms
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Using Virtual Reality to Drive Social Change
VR’s immersive experiences enable a level of engagement not possible with traditional media
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