Finds new home and partnerships with The Mountain Times
KILLINGTON — On Nov. 1 Killington TV will officially move into its new home in The Mountain Times building on Route 4 in Killington.
“We’re thrilled about the new space and for opportunities to work with The Mountain Times in new collaborative efforts,” said Steve Kent, general manger for Killington TV.
Killington TV covers skiing and snowboarding at Killington Resort, area events and entertainment as well as features on popular activities and destinations in the area. Segments can be viewed on Cable Channel 14 or on demand at killingtontv.com.
“From our very first conversation with Polly and Jay, we were excited about this opportunity,” Kent explained. “It didn’t take us long to decided that The Mountain Times was the best fit for us; they’ve been very accommodating.”
Killington TV will occupy three of the five rooms upstairs at The Mountain Times. Workers for the station have begun the process of light construction to open up space between two of the rooms to best meet their needs. Steve Kent and Corey Potter, production manager, will move into their new office Monday, Nov. 2, if all goes according to plan.
“We’re excited to welcome Killington TV to our offices,” said Jason Mikula, ad manager and co-publisher of The Mountain Times. “Steve is a great guy and we are looking forward to working together on some new projects that we hope can be mutually beneficial to our businesses and the larger community we serve.”
The Mountain Times is a multimedia company covering news and events in Central Vermont with an average weekly reach of approximately 30,000 readers. It produces a free weekly newspaper, four regional magazines, two maps, and hyper-local apps as well as its popular websites moutaintimes.info. Its mission is to engage, inform and empower community members to have a voice.
“Bringing stories to life with video components is something that we’ve started to provide more and more over this past year on our website, and our digital audience is eager for more,” said Polly Lynn, editor and co-publisher of The Mountain Times.
“We seek to engage readers on whatever platform they prefer and, while print still continues to be read the most in this area, we expect our digital platforms to grow in the years to come,” she said.
“We’ve also found that print has been a very successful driver to our new multimedia offerings; when someone reads a story in the paper about an event or activity, they’ll often check it out online too, if we provide a gallery of photos or video to enhance their understanding,” Lynn explained, adding that she sees a possibilities for many mutually beneficial projects between The Mountain Times and Killington TV.