Council’s TV debut foiled by equipment

2013-01-24T07:00:00Z Council’s TV debut foiled by equipment Albany Democrat Herald
January 24, 2013 7:00 am

The Albany City Council was scheduled to make its live television debut on Comcast Channel 28 Wednesday evening, but the city’s videorecording equipment failed.

The equipment, which also records and streams video of council meetings live on the city website,, was working Tuesday afternoon, according to Marilyn Smith, city spokeswoman. When the equipment operator did a final pre-meeting equipment test Wednesday afternoon, the power supply failed and could not be restarted.

The meeting was recorded on audiotape instead.

The city hopes to have the problem fixed by the next council meeting on Wednesday, February 13. It should be simultaneously broadcast on Ch. 28 and streamed live on the web as planned.

The city took over programming of Ch. 28 about 10 days ago but has not done any live broadcasts — yet. The public channel is provided to the city as part of its franchise agreement with Comcast.

For the Democrat-Herald

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(3) Comments

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    - January 25, 2013 11:18 am
    Seems like scorpain mis spoke it shoult read "I am petty"

    Folks that come post here only to bemoan others and make nasty comments should be banned

    For LIFE
  2. FocusOnFacts
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    FocusOnFacts - January 24, 2013 7:38 pm
    Way to go Scorpian!

    Now all can see what a worthless moron of a blogger you are.

    Hats off to you and the rest off the lunatic fringe.
  3. scorpion
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    scorpion - January 24, 2013 9:54 am
    Awwwwww thats too bad. So much for Her Highness and Ray K being weekly television celebrities. That's OK though...I am pretty so I would get more entertainment and intellectual stimulation watching "Here comes Honey Boo-Boo".
    But fear not....I am confident the council will throw more $$ money$$ at it and will have this resolved in no time.
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