Milestones and Awards
BECON-TV’S PAST MILESTONES
Established through Title I funds as Instructional Television (ITV) to provide programming for culturally disadvantaged students and in-service programs for teachers.
Cable companies in Broward began to provide the school district with community broadcast time on a limited basis.
Usage was expanded to general educational purposes for all students.
Introduced video conferencing and distance learning via two-way, interactive, compressed video.
Purchased community broadcast channel licensed by the FCC to provide non-commercial educational programming (WBEC-TV).
BECON’s Broward Virtual Education (BVEd) secures license through Florida Virtual for Broward’s online high school.
Broward Virtual School introduces the online virtual high school.
Broward Virtual School introduces the online virtual middle school.
Broward Virtual School introduces the online virtual elementary school.
BECON-TV’S RECENT MILESTONES
FCC Station Repack and Transmitter Upgrade.
BECON wins first Emmy Award for Science and Me.
BECON wins second Emmy Award for Broward School Beat.
BECON wins three Emmy Awards for Science & Me, It’s the Write Time, and Celebrate South Florida.
Broward Teen News, BTN, wins the Student Teen News challenge at the National Affiliates Convention in California.
BECON wins four Telly Awards for On the Record, It’s the Write Time, Sports Blitz, and Broward School Beat.
BECON wins Aurora Awards for Sports Blitz, Broward School Beat, and It’s the Write Time.
BECON wins Communicator Awards for Broward School Beat and Science and Me.
BECON wins Ava Awards for On the Record, Broward School Beat, It’s the Write Time, and Broward Teen News.
BECON wins Student Television Network Awards for Broward Teen News and Sports Blitz.
BECON is a Pacemaker Finalist for the National Scholarship Press Association “Broadcast Award of Excellence” for BTN.
BECON wins NATAS Suncoast High School Student Television Awards “Awards of Excellence and Honorable Mention” for Broward Teen News
BECON wins the 2009 Silver Palm awards for outstanding and ongoing support and contributions to theatre community in South Florida.
BECON wins The National Scholastic Press Association Broadcast Pacemaker, 1st Place – NSPA Broadcast Sports Story of the Year, and 3rd Place – NSPA Broadcast Feature Story of the Year for Broward Teen News
BECON-TV productions, “Up Down & Around”, “Science Matters”, “Hall Pass”, nominated for five Emmy Awards in the categories: Children/Youth/Teens; Audio Live Post-Production and Set Design.
Broward Teen News, BTN, wins Newscast Award of Excellence from the National Academy of Television Arts and Science.
Broward Teen News, BTN, named a broadcast Pacemaker finalist by National Scholastic Press Association.
Broward Teen News, BTN, third place in Broadcast Story of the Year by National Scholastic Press Association.
Broward Teen News, BTN, earns five awards from Student Television Network, including 1st place for Sports Feature Story, 2nd place for Sports Feature Story, 2nd place for Feature News Story, 3rd place for Spot Feature and 3rd place for Feature/Lifestyle Reporting.
BECON wins Bronze Telly Awards for Hall Pass and Science Matters.
BECON wins Silver Telly Awards for Broward Teen News and Up, Down and Around.
BECON wins Aurora Gold Awards for Sports Blitz, Hall Pass and Broward School Beat.
Broward School Beat, Up, Down and Around and Science Matters nominated for Emmy Awards. Broward Teen News collects two Student Emmy Awards.