About Us

SCCtv is Seattle Community Colleges television. But we're much more than just television! SCCtv is a gathering of television broadcast production skills and the latest in Web hosting and digital delivery, offering our local, national and international clients a vast and well rounded set of tools to create the most advanced tools to convey their learning and community focused message.

With a staff of photographers, writers, editors and producers who bring years of commercial and public television experience, extensive award winning talents (including Emmy, National Murrow, Telly and Education Reporting awards) and vast cutting-edge digital technical knowledge, SCCtv delivers distance learning and educational video via Web stream digital delivery, broadcast (on Seattle area cable channels Comcast Ch 28 and Broadstripe Ch 19) and other platforms.

  • SCCtv offers a number of Web-based options and services, SCCtv's IRIS Education is the education digital distribution solution. Top national educational content producers utilize the services of IRIS Education to stream content to over 77,000 public schools and more than 800 colleges throughout the U.S.
  • SCCtv's production services create innovative video production and programming for a variety of colleges and universities, government agencies, medical institutions and other interests.
  • SCCtv's Rainier Radio streams historic area radio content via the Web.

SCCtv (Cable)

Education based television is the focus of SCCtv cable. Daytime cable programming on weekdays is often tied directly to the coursework of instructors at Seattle Community Colleges. SCCtv also airs and produces community focused programming and originates a number of regular program series including Remarkable People with Jean Walkenshaw, Professor Fred's Movie Marvels and Centuries of Great Music with Orchestra Seattle. Many of these shows and more are archived and served on demand at www.scctv.net.

In fact, SCCtv became the first community college television station to stream live, fulltime 24/7/365 on the Internet.

IRIS Education

SCCtv's IRIS Education is an advanced digital distribution system allowing organizations to use IRIS (Internet Resources Instructional System) as their Web portal to deliver high-quality video, graphic and multimedia educational content to students, faculty, administrators and others. IRIS serves as the streaming portal for several major telecourse producers, educational content providers, not-for-profit agencies and government agencies throughout the US and Canada. More than 77,000 K-12 public schools and 800 colleges and universities access educational video and rich media through IRIS Education. Visit IRIS Education on the Web for more information: www.iriseducation.org.

Rainier Radio

RAinier Radio was launched in January 2008, SCCtv's Rainier Radio as a Web-based radio station streaming historical recordings from radio stations throughout Washington State. Rainier Radio's initial mission is to locate, archive and stream radio programs from the 1930s to today, featuring the shows and personalities who made these stations memorable. Rainier Radio is currently undergoing remodel, but can be found on the Web at www.rainierradio.org.

Other Services

SCCtv and IRIS Education also offer professional video production services for education and community based projects, video-on-demand, video conferencing/Interactive TV, educational digital delivery and ecommerce services, online course development, Distance Learning and Learning Management System services. To find out how we can help you with your project, contact Tom Butterworth for questions regarding video production or Rob Rosamond for questions regarding digital delivery services.

Operations

SCCtv receives no state or college funds for any of our operations. Our funds come from contributions, sponsorships and fees for service.


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