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The look of BATV changing with launch of new website

Published: Monday, Aug. 26, 2013 1:20 p.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, Aug. 26, 2013 6:39 p.m. CDT

BATAVIA – Throughout the summer, a large sign outside of Batavia High School teased passersby with “Something BIG is about to happen at BATV.Stay Tuned!” The look of BATV is changing with the launch of a new website as part of its re-branding efforts. The new, easier-to-navigate website is

BATV station manager Holly Deitchman said the new brand better reflects the mission and vision of the public access television station going forward. Among the BATV programming:

• “Out on the Town” is a monthly show hosted byJeff Matter and Joi Cuartero. It spotlights recreation and entertainment in Batavia and the surrounding communities and premiered in February 2013.

• “Viewpoint” is an in-depth, roundtable discussion of a "hot" topic in the community. Hosted by Kathy Gresey, editor of the Kane County Chronicle, the first episode premiered in July 2013.

• “It's New to Me!” is a studio highlight show with segments from the Batavia Park District, the city of Batavia, and the Batavia School District; aswell as other sports and community clips. This show premiered in August 2013.

• “I Didn't Know That!” will be a “how-to" show. The hosts will visit local businesses to learnabout a specific process, product, or service. Look for this show on BATV in 2014.

• “The Local Shopper” will feature local businesses. Also coming in 2014, the program will encourage consumers to shoplocal first.

For information, call 630-937-5413 or email Interact with BATV on its Facebook page:

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