Belfast Community Television now offers program viewing in a new way. Non-cable and cable subscribers alike can watch BCTV-2 online via miro.org. Miro is a very user-friendly site turns one’s computer into an Internet TV video player.

Miro.org is presented by the Participatory Culture Foundation, dedicated to supporting a democratic media by creating open and decentralized video tools and services. Its funding comes from private philanthropists, nonprofit foundations and individual donors.

Belfast Community Television, which operates on a modest budget, can bring the community this valuable service free of charge. Public access programs can be watched on belfastcommunitytv.mirocommunity.org and government programming including city council meetings on cityofbelfast.mirocommunity.org. ┬áProgramming also can still be accessed through via the station’s own website, belfastcommunitytv.org.

BCTV-2 is always looking for local programming. Anyone who would like to produce a show, has previously produced video that can be aired on the station or just wants to share ideas for local shows is encouraged to call 323-2430.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to dernest@villagesoup.com.