Burlington's Cable Access Television "BCAT" has a new online look.
Last week BCAT updated their web site with a new look, complete with easier navigation, new features and some fun new things that will help them keep the Burlington public informed.
According to BCAT Executive Director Jen Dodge, the new site was needed to keep up with changes in technology and will make it easier for fans to sue.
"I think it was overdue," she said. "Our site was originally not professionally designed. It was developed by staff without specific web design skills. Together we decided to redo the logo and launch a new web site that would offer more features."
So what's new? With the new site finding the video you would like to view is an easier task. Each show now has its own page with all of the episodes. Also, the Government (town official) and Education (school news) sections have their own, easier-to-navigate pages of their own. The new sites also allows BCAT to better feature their weekly news show, BNews, on the site and allows for live streaming of programs.
"We now feature live streaming and video on demand," Dodge said. "Each show has its own show page where they can feature their own shows. We're happy with the new site, it allows us to upload content and make it look a lot more professional. It also lets us tie in BNews Weekly and tie in both the written articles and videos."
The new site also features new, fun items such as "production tips" and other widgets.
Dodge said she thinks the site will give BCAT fans an easier way to connect with the cable access channel and to keep up with the news.
"I think that people will get used to going to the BCAT site and using it interactively with us," she said. "Hopefully we can grow with this site, that is the hope."
BCAT operates out of Burlington High School and features a variety of news programs, shows by local residents on a variety of topics and themes, and is a place to watch government and school district meetings.
Check out the new site at http://www.bcattv.org.