HOMTV Launches New Website with Video Integration from New Provider

Closed Captioning Added to Township Meeting On-Demand at HOMTV.net

Okemos, MI – Meridian Township’s award-winning Government Access Channel, HOMTV, recently unveiled their new website at www.homtv.net with a fresh look and added functionality.

The new website is both user-friendly and mobile friendly with responsive design across all platforms. Users can now search news stories based on various categories and view current and previous programs, including Township meeting coverage, with ease. Other features of the new website include search capability, visitor account accessibility to follow and comment on content, as well as a community events section.

“The previous website was nearly 8-years-old and was feeling very outdated from a user and administrator perspective. We are excited for all the new features and hope our audience will be able to utilize the site to find news, Township meeting coverage and our programs much easier,” said Brandie Yates, HOMTV Executive Producer.

HOMTV has also partnered with a new provider, Swagit Productions LCC, for live and on-demand video streaming of Township meetings and local original programming. In addition, Swagit is providing closed captioning services for archived on-demand meetings. HOMTV’s live video stream and on-demand closed captioned meetings are paired with an indexed agenda that have made it easier for a viewer to jump to topics or agenda items that are most relevant to them. This service is conducted off-site, freeing up valuable time for HOMTV staff and interns.

In 2016, the HOMTV website underwent a complete overhaul in terms of both design and usability.