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New Media Service ‘DV On Demand’ Goes Live This September

DV on Demand, an information and media hub for the Derwent Valley, will launch September 24 at 11am.

Derwent Valley On Demand (DV On Demand) will be a new service for the Derwent Valley, incorporating the World Heritage Site from the Silk Mill to Matlock. An all-day launch event will feature a series of presentations, Q & A’s and networking at Number 28, The Market Place, Belper.

George Gunby, the former co-ordinator of the popular Belper Arts Festival, spoke about exciting new venture, saying: “It is generally felt that the Derwent Valley from Derby to Matlock is largely ignored as it falls outside Derby City and the Peak District.”

“DV On Demand is aiming to shine a light on the valley with a community driven web site that will encourage visitors and highlight the great things that happen.”

DV On Demand began with an audio podcast but in the months that have followed this has been developed to include videos that include podcasts under Artsword. During the summer DV On Demand has broadcast live on Facebook from the Arts Trail, Belper Goes Green, the Arts Festival and St. John’s School Fete.

The team has also produced videos (featured on Facebook and Twitter) that covered Open Gardens, In Bloom, Well Dressings and the Walk For Life. The Artsword section has featured artists and performers in videoed interviews.

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The website will carry podcast videos produced by the communities which will enable anyone with an internet connection from Alaska to Zimbabwe can see and learn about the Derwent Valley.

Why On Demand?

George Gunby, speaking on the changing face of media, said: “The way that we watch and consume media has been revolutionised. We are no longer restricted by programming schedules. People now expect to watch content when it suits them.

“Whether they are in Allestree, Duffield, Ambergate, Cromford, the Bath or Matlock we’ll be encouraging people to make their own videos. We want potential visitors to see what is available and what a great place the valley is.”

The programme

  • Doors Open 10:45am
  • DV On Demand Presentation 11:00am Noon        1:00pm    2:00pm    3:00pm    4:00pm
  • Q & A 11:20am 12:20pm  1:20pm    2:20pm    3:20pm    4:20pm
  • Networking 11:30am 12:30pm  1:30pm    2:30pm    3:30pm    4:30pm
  • Doors Close 5:00pm

Everyone with an interest in the Derwent Valley is invited to the launch.

“It is a community-based information centre and we want as many people as possible to take part,” said George Gunby.

“Come along on 24 September. You will be made very welcome.”

For more information you can contact DV On Demand here.

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