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RETN launches new HD Channel 216 on Burlington Telecom

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June 20, 2017

Burlington Telecom subscribers now have a new cable channel: BTV HD Channel 216. This new channel, created by RETN, curates some of the best arts, culture, and community programming in our area.


“BTV HD will allow our viewers to enjoy high-quality local and regional content that will explore and showcase the best of Vermont arts and culture,” said RETN Executive Director Jess Wilson. “We are fortunate to work with a community partner like Burlington Telecom to help make this happen.”

“We’re very pleased to include BTV HD in our lineup to all cable subscribers. RETN’s work provides a platform that is important to driving Burlington’s civic engagement and celebrates local storytelling,” said Burlington Telecom General Manager Stephen Barraclough.

 

“There's just so much talent in and around Burlington, and there's a constant stream of high-level creativity running through this part of the world." - Alec Julien, Filmmaker


BTV HD will create another TV outlet for local filmmakers to share their projects. This week the channel will premiere the work of first time filmmaker and Burlington resident Alec Julien. Julien’s experimental film Anonymous, explores the frustrations of unrealized ambition and the pleasures of strange partnerships and the creative endeavor.

“There's just so much talent in and around Burlington, and there's a constant stream of high-level creativity running through this part of the world. And that's one reason why I'm happy that BTV HD is showing the film -- the more we can show each other what we're up to, the better,” said Julien.

“Creativity feeds on creativity -- you show me something awesome that you've created, and it'll inspire me to create something,” he added.

Julien’s film with premiere on BTV HD Channel 216 on June 29th at 8pm.

FEATURED ON BTV HD

  • Filmmaker Alec Julien's Anonymous

    First-time filmmaker Alec Julian creates the mysterious experimental film Anonymous, premiering on BTV HD Channel 216.

  • VT Film Essentials

    David Metzger and Lincoln Hayes discuss a different classic film each week, providing historical context and information about filmmaking techniques. Saturdays at 8 PM on BTVHD.

  • Female Founders

    The Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies and Hotel Vermont present a new series featuring female entrepreneurs from Burlington and beyond. Mondays at 10 PM on BTV HD.