• Holliston Public Access TV - HCAT - Home Page
    Holliston Cable Access TV
    Prominent, attractive center slider with featured video panel on the left and current programming in a tabbed box (for each channel) below.
  • Holliston Cable Access TV Video Channel Page
    Holliston Cable Access TV Channel Page
  • Holliston Cable Access TV Web Based Bulletin Board
    Holliston Cable Access TV Web Based Bulletin Board

Holliston CATV Cable Access TV

Holliston, Massachusetts’ public access television station, HCAT, which Polar Design revamped and relaunched in the first quarter of 2014, represents the most recent example of Polar Design’s extensive and growing portfolio of cable access website design.  The technically advanced website features video on demand and up to date programming information.  Built on the SilverStripe content management solution, the web site also integrates directly with HCAT’s Leightronix Video playback and scheduling system, allowing the staff to maintain video related content and web site content in one application while avoiding duplicate entry.

Unique to HCAT are two new features that Polar Design developed:

  1. A DVD library feature where visitors can order DVD copies of videos on the web site for personal viewing at home.  This is popular with Holliston residents that have been on camera – e.g., participating in a high school sport that was videotaped, interviewed to discuss their business, or presenting at a town meeting.
  2. An online “Bulletin Board” system that displays on the web the daily Bulletin Board announcements HCAT runs on its channels when video programming isn’t scheduled to play.

The result: a sleek, professionally designed media web site with capabilities unique to HCAT.