hebrides.tv went live in 2007, giving Western Isles residents, community groups and businesses a platform for publishing video and other related content which can be viewed by anyone with a computer and internet access. The hebrides.tv website will run as a pilot during 2007-2008.
The project will be managed by Stornoway-based company ReefNet, who have worked with a diverse range of clients including: The Community Channel; Department of Culture, Media and Sport; and the Hebridean Celtic Festival.
Anne Macaulay from Reefnet is currently gathering in potential content for the site, 'If you have video footage relevant to Western Isles communities that you would like to see online, we want to hear from you. This could be local events, drama, activities, sports, concerts, public meetings, cookery or craft demonstrations, business information or documentaries - at the moment we want to find out what is out there and what people want to see'.
'We are also looking for enthusiastic local groups to produce new content for hebrides.tv. We will be working with some groups during the pilot phase to assist this, either through offering specific training or loan of equipment. So if you have local bands you'd like to film, local news and events, video of local sporting events, comedy sketches, documentaries or just something that the rest of the world needs to see then get in touch.'
hebrides.tv has received funding from LEADER+, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar and Western Isles Enterprise.