Monday, September 29, 2014

I just won £5000 for our Sol Cinema!

I just won £5000 for our Sol Cinema!

After weeks of deliberation and anticipation the public vote has now closed and TalkTalk is proud to announce the 2014 Category Digital Heroes winners!

Paul O with Sol Cinema
Category winners will be given £5,000 of funding each, before being put before the judging panel including TalkTalk Chairman Sir Charles Dunstone, UK Digital Champion Martha Lane Fox and Mirror Editor-in-Chief Lloyd Embley. Our esteemed judges have the challenging task of deciding who will be named the nation’s TalkTalk Digital Hero 2014 and awarded an additional £5,000 of funding for their project.

 All category Digital Heroes will be celebrated and the overall winner announced at an Awards ceremony held at The House of Commons at the end of October.
More on the Sol Cinema here.

Full list of winners here

Undercurrents is an award winning alternative news service producing videos of people taking inspiring actions.

Belfast’s Local Television Channel, NVTV, launches.

As Undercurrents I supported a brilliant active media group in Belfast for years called Northern Media. We distributed their films on Undercurrents alternative news video in the 1990s

They have now launched their own TV channel. NVTV Belfast’s local television channel, NVTV, begins broadcasting today, Monday September 29th, via Freeview channel 8 and Virgin Media Cable 159.

NVTV, which has a twelve-year licence, will broadcast local news, current affairs, documentaries, arts and culture, music, local history, business and sports.

“We believe the channel can provide great opportunities for local people, groups, business and civic organisations to engage with a local audience”,  explained Simon Wood, Chairperson of Northern Visions,  

“it is a broad agenda covering local issues, debates, community activities, culture and history. We will also be broadcasting relevant content from other Local TV and community channels in the UK and Ireland”.

NVTV is broadcasting to over 215,000 households in the Greater Belfast area. It is a not-for-profit venture run for public and community benefit. 

It will begin broadcasting from 6pm – 11pm seven days a week and plans to go on earlier in the day as the station develops.

Further information is available at

Undercurrents is an award winning alternative news service producing videos of people taking inspiring actions.

Thursday, September 04, 2014

My Solar powered Cinema is featured in the South Wales Evening Post

The South Wales evening Post did a great write up about me this week.

You can help me win an award by voting for me to be a digital hero.
All I need from you is one click. The award will keep our solar powered cinema on the road next year. Please vote for Paul O'Connor on this page