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BATV generating good buzz over redesigned website

BATAVIA – Since BATV launched a redesigned website Monday, the number of people going to the community TV channel’s website has soared.

“We averaged 30 visits per day to our old website, but have averaged over 130 visits per day this week,” BATV station manager Holly Deitchman said.

The redesigned website at www.mybatv.com is designed to be easier to navigate.

The new website also features BATV’s colorful new logo.

“This is a full rebranding and relaunch for BATV,” Deitchman said. “We are trying to make it easy as possible to watch our programs. We want to make it as pleasant and enjoyable of an experience as possible.”

BATV continues to add more programs. “Out on the Town,” a monthly show spotlighting recreation and entertainment, premiered in February.

The monthly show “Viewpoint,” which features a roundtable discussion of a “hot” topic in the community, premiered in July. “Viewpoint” is moderated by Kathy Gresey, editor of the Kane County Chronicle.

“It’s News to Me” is a show that premiered this month featuring segments from the Batavia Park District, the city of Batavia and the Batavia Park District along with sports and community clips.

More shows are set to premiere next year, including “The Local Shopper,” a program that will encourage people to shop local.

BATV also provides government programming through broadcasting Batavia City Council meetings live and taping the meetings of other government bodies such as the Batavia school board and Batavia Park District meetings.

The new website also features a GameDay page.

“People will be able to watch the stream of all the away and home football games this Bulldog season,” Deitchman said.

On the Web

Check out BATV’s redesigned website at www.MyBatv.com.

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