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Not Your Brother's BCN: The Bowdoin Cable Network Goes High Tech

Story posted February 20, 2004

In early February, two Canadian Polar Bear fans stationed with United Nations troops overseas watched the Bowdoin-Colby hockey game live, via the new Internet streaming video capabilities of the Bowdoin Cable Network.

During the game Steve Gogolak '05, BCN's general manager and operations manager, received a surprising e-mail from a parent, whose son is a forward on the hockey team. "Hi, good day BCN announcers," wrote the parent, "you guys are doing a great job! My name is Gordon McConnell (Greg's father #8) and I am watching the game live here in Kosovo...GO BEARS GO!!!"

An ambitious handful of students founded The Bowdoin Cable Network five years ago. The organization now counts a staff of 15 and a membership of nearly 90 students. Under Gogolak's leadership, BCN's original programs have developed a decidedly more professional feel, and BCN is now extending these programs, athletic games, and other campus events to far-flung Bowdoinites, wherever they might have an Internet connection.

Visit The Bowdoin Cable Network at http://studorgs.bowdoin.edu/bcn/.

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