THE GOOD PEOPLE at KMVT are tireless in coming up with new ways to deliver content to Mountain View residents without hurting their own bottom line. The Internet has been instrumental in this regard.
So the announcement made by the station earlier this month should perhaps come as no surprise:
KMVT "has begun webcasting all of its high school sports programming at www.kmvt15.org," station managers said in a press release. "This is exciting news, since previously only Comcast and AT&T U-verse viewers in Mountain View, Los Altos and Cupertino could see these games."
The change means dramatically better coverage of high school athletics for local sports fiends. According to the station, KMVT offers "by far the most comprehensive high school sports coverage produced by any TV station in the country. With repeats, the station offers over 500 hours of sports viewing on Channel 15, and over 125 hours of on-demand sports videos at www.kmvt15.org. Fans enjoy 3-camera coverage, multiple angles, instant replays, lively commentary, as well as the special excitement of post-season playoffs."
That's serious bragging rights.
Want to watch games from the 2009-10 season, sorted by sport, school, etc.? Go to www.kmvt15.org/sports/sports-videos.html.
AROUND HERE, we've been cooking up our own ways of getting out the word on local students' achievements, be they in sports or otherwise.
The latest effort (also utilizing this newfangled Internet thing) is a blog we call extra!credit — e!c for short.
This is a new forum for highlighting the awards, successes, good works and any other accomplishments of our many busy, creative and competent students. Watch for e!c in this space on the Voice's Web page.