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13
Oct
2020
Posted in programming

Newsy continues linear TV expansion, adding full slate of news programming to Philo

Newsy continues linear TV expansion, adding full slate of news programming to
                                    Philo

The Newsy channel will be available on Philo's streaming TV service just in
time for the highly-anticipated 2020 election

PR Newswire

CINCINNATI, Oct. 13, 2020

CINCINNATI, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its continued expansion
across over-the-top and pay TV platforms, Newsy has added its full slate of
news programming to Philo, the nation's fastest-growing live and on-demand
streaming service.

Newsy (PRNewsfoto/The E.W. Scripps Company)

Philo subscribers now have access to Newsy's up-to-the-minute news coverage
and its full lineup of live shows including "Morning Rush" and "Newsy
Tonight," and can stream live coverage of key moments this election year such
as the presidential debates.

Newsy joins Philo's lineup of more than 60 channels, available to subscribers
for $20 per month. In addition to streaming their favorite shows, all Philo
subscribers can now watch news coverage from Newsy live from anywhere in the
U.S. on most web browsers, mobile and TV streaming devices including Apple TV,
FireTV and Roku and via Chromecast functionality on Android devices.

"Access to news and information is more important than ever, so we're thrilled
to be able to bring Newsy to more than 750,000 engaged Philo customers," said
Blake Sabatinelli, CEO for Newsy. "Our approach to the news empowers viewers
with straightforward reporting that informs instead of influencing — giving
the context and perspective viewers won't find elsewhere."

"With the presidential election less than a month away, Philo is excited to
add Newsy to our news offerings and our growing list of more than 60
channels," said Mike Keyserling, COO and head of programming at Philo. "The
network's focus on providing straightforward, opinion free news coverage is a
perfect fit for Philo customers, who span every region and political
affiliation in 
07
Oct
2020
Posted in computer

Lakewood Public Library addressing computer access, adding Saturday hours

LAKEWOOD, Ohio — More than two months after reopening its doors and offering in-person services at its Main Library and Madison Branch, Lakewood Public Library has yet to allow members back into its technology center located at the Detroit Avenue branch.



a close up of a brick building: Lakewood Public Library located at 15425 Detroit Ave.


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Lakewood Public Library located at 15425 Detroit Ave.

That decision has caused quite a bit of vocal derision from patrons desperate for computer access.

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“Safety is our biggest priority and anybody who has ever been in the technology center room knows that it’s not very large and air ventilation is a bit of a problem,” Lakewood Public Library Public Services Librarian Andrea Fisher said. “Some suggested we could have fans blowing.

“We consulted with the Cleveland Clinic, which said that’s one of the worst things we could do. As far as spacing out computers, that’s hard to do because of the aisles and the fact they’re hardwired into the desks, which means we can’t move them to another room.”

With eight-foot high ceilings, the roughly 1,000-square-foot technology center includes more than 50 computers, which prove quite popular. This is also problematic.

“Many of our patrons who come in to use the computer need a lot of help,” Fisher said. “It puts us in an uncomfortable position because of the whole issue of proximity (related to social distancing). So it’s a tough decision. It’s a tough thing.

“We’re all sick of COVID, its impact on our lives and how we can’t do things that we’d like to do. A lot of the criticism is emotional, and I totally get that. We’re not trying to keep anyone away. The decision was not an easy one to arrive at by any stretch. It’s something we feel badly about every day.”

A solution may be on the horizon