Meet the cablecast user community

Stories from our customer stations around the country.

Customer quotes

"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

Customers Stories

Cablecast Streamlines Crisis Communications for Nā Leo TV
December 9, 2020

Cablecast Community Media enables Nā Leo TV remote content management as they partner with local government for emergency communication

Screenweave LIVE Keeps North Penn School District Students Broadcasting During Pandemic
November 13, 2020

Flexible remote access features enable operational continuity, seamless web conferencing feeds lets students broadcast live from home

Cablecast Enables Complete Remote Workflow at GNAT-TV
July 20, 2020

Enhancements to playout and scheduling system help GNAT-TV continue delivering timely information & hyper-local news on cable, web & OTT platforms

Cablecast Enhances Government Meeting Coverage & More for HCAM
April 2, 2020

Efficient automation, playout and streaming solution frees staff to focus on content creation and community engagement while improving meeting turnaround time and transparency

Granite Town Media Elevates Channel Look & Feel with Cablecast VIO
January 23, 2020

Latest generation of multi-format video servers for highly-acclaimed Cablecast Community Media platform delivers significant time savings while improving viewer experiences

MVCC Accesses Seamless HD with Cablecast
March 2, 2019

Cablecast's all-in-one solution save staff time for more creative activities and seamless VOD options bring HD to MVCC for the first time.

Billerica Enables Superior Online Offerings with Cablecast
December 10, 2018

Easy-to-use interface, powerful scheduling tools and sophisticated streaming functionality help station efficiently bring new, high-quality viewing options to its community

Boothbay Region Community Television Reignites Itself with Streaming from Cablecast Reflect
November 14, 2018

Intuitive scheduling and automation tools combine with robust reliability of cloud-based Cablecast Reflect stream delivery service to help station better engage its community

Falmouth Community Television Performs Vital Role with Broadcast Bulletin Board
July 12, 2018

Cablecast-powered bulletin board systems delivers crucial, timely information and helps keep citizens safe in emergencies

Effortlessly Enhance Your Web Video Experience
July 2, 2018

The online video experience you provide is more important than ever. Here's how Cablecast helped these two unique stations.

Cox Communications Connecticut Powers Expanding Public Access Offerings
June 13, 2018

Upgrades to Cablecast and Carousel bulletin board systems elevate production and playout capabilities and enable new hyper-local community channels

How to Maximize Online Content Value with Metadata
May 1, 2018

Keep your content relevant and accessible for the long-term on the web.

James City County supports its SD & HD channels with Cablecast and still has room to grow
April 20, 2018

This summer, James City County, Virginia became the first locality in the Hampton Roads area to offer its public, education and government (PEG) programming to television audiences in high definition

Edison TV Improves Workflow Efficiency and Online Viewer Experience
March 23, 2018

Integrated automation, playout and streaming platform saves significant time and effort, elevates look, features and video quality of web presence

Cablecast Improves Streaming and Scheduling for Holden Community Television
February 8, 2018

Switch to seamlessly automation, playout, streaming and bulletin board solution bolsters online video reliability, delivers new workflow efficiencies

Eagle County Streams With Reflect
October 9, 2017

Eagle County Government Television Strengthens Access & Saves Money with Cablecast Reflect

Douglas Cable Access Chooses Cablecast
April 6, 2017

Tightrope Media Systems’ Cablecast Streamlines Workflows and Enables New Service Offerings for Douglas Cable Access


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