Video courtesy Big Island TV, voice of Stephanie Salazar
HAWAII ISLAND – Big Island Television is one the move.
After broadcasting locally for more than 30 years, today the station steps into the digital age with a new digital format, moving from its long time home on channel 9 to Oceanic Time Warner Cable Channel 97.6 and Channel 130.
Big Island Television has produced a how-to guide of sorts to help loyal viewers find them at their new location, which can be seen in the video story above.
Here is the official media release:
KEALAKEKUA, Hawai‘i — Big Island Television, iconic island information channel for almost 30 years, steps into the digital age on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, according to President A.D. Ackerman who founded the company in 1985.
Known for in-depth visitor information, as well as historical and cultural programming, Big Island Television (BITV) in its new digital format, will move from Channel 9 to Oceanic Time Warner Cable Channel 97.6 and Channel 130.
Customers are advised that if their TV cable goes from the wall directly to a newer television with an internal digital receiver, BITV can be located with a simple, one-time “channel search” from the television’s menu options. The scan will quickly locate BITV on Digital Channel 97.6.
Those customers with an Oceanic Cable Box, will find BITV on Channel 130; a channel scan is not needed.
“Now, in this new environment, video images of our people, places, culture and history, will come to life like never before,” said Ackerman. “People who live here say all the time that they watch BITV, and we hope they will continue to watch and enjoy the experience even more. We have new programming every single week—and for me, I know I’m always finding something new to learn about our island home.”
Original weekly programs on BITV include “Hawai‘i At Its Best,” a one hour circle island tour, that highlights each district and businesses it contains, and “Discover Hawai‘i,” featuring in-depth interviews with interesting residents, chefs, artisans, musicians, community leaders and more.
Locally owned and family operated, Big Island Television offers 24/7 programming that highlights the unique culture, history and natural wonders of Hawai‘i Island, along with shopping, dining and activity options for visitors and kama‘aina. An extensive video collection is available online at www.YouTube.com/user/BITVHAWAII and www.BigIslandTV.com.
For more information call 808-322-3672, click www.BigIslandTV.com, watch Digital Channel 97.6 or Channel 130. Big Island Television media release