UPDATE: GCTV main broadcast server experienced a complete hardware failure

UPDATE from GCTV: The main broadcast server for GCTV has experienced a complete hardware failure.

The server is non-operational at this time.

This server provides both the playback and scheduling of programs, but also the bulletin board information that is displayed between programs. This effectively stops GCTV from providing programming via the standard television channels, Cablevision channel 79 and FiOS channel 24. This means that the bulletin information will not be able to be updated.

GCTV will continue to cover town meetings and provide them to the community via our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoiCrTH1tV16z2Ww-Tw3ohQ

Please be patient, as the editing and uploading of programming is reliant on two personnel who record, edit, and upload these programs. The programming contained on the server which failed should be intact, but that cannot be verified until the new equipment arrives.

Replacement equipment was finally approved in the current budget, but has not yet been delivered.

GCTV is working with the equipment vendor to have the replacement equipment installed and running as soon as possible. Currently, there is no confirmed date for the new equipment to be installed.

GCTV will attempt to broadcast the meetings we cover live. This requires a manual process to be performed by GCTV personnel. Again, please bear with our efforts to continue providing the community with town and public affairs programming. Questions can be directed via email to [email protected]

Thank you for your continued patience.

Original story: Nov 11, 9:30am On Friday around 5pm, GCTV announced that due to equipment failure, Greenwich Community Television is off the air until further notice. There will be no broadcasts online, on Cablevision, or on Verizon FiOS. The announcement said the station will continue to cover meetings, and post them on the GCTV YouTube channel.

A message on the GCTV website says the current archive will be available, and GCTV will be uploading this year’s programs to YouTube over time.

As of Saturday morning, the most recent video on the YouTube channel is the Oct 17 P&Z meeting.