August 3, 2012
Contact: Heidi Embley
The Anchorage School District is now live-streaming ASD-TV, its education station. The stream is available 24-hours a day at www.asdk12.org/channel14/live. Users must install a free copy of Microsoft Silverlight on their computers to view the video feed. Previously, ASD-TV's programs were only available to cable subscribers who tuned into channel 14.
"This is a great opportunity for the entire community – not just cable subscribers – to take advantage of the programming that ASD-TV has to offer," said Heather Sawyer, executive director of ASD Communications." ASD-TV features outstanding programs created within our schools, school board meetings and educational shows that cater to both younger and older student audiences."
Users with slower Internet connections can take advantage of an audio-only option to listen to ASD-TV programs, available from the same web address.
Users with iPhones have the option of downloading an application to view the live feed on their phones. There is a small fee to download the app from the iTunes App Store. There is not an Android version available at this time.
Some ASD-TV programs are also available on the district's YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/AnchorageSD. Among the videos available, viewers can watch "Helping Refugees in Anchorage," an ASD-TV-produced program about English language learners in our community. The video won the 2012 Award of Excellence from the National School Public Relations Association.