Imagine the ability to watch a program, performance or lecture and instantly share your view with the rest of the South Florida community. uVu (pronounced “you-view”) brings the community together to share voices, views and ideas with each other in a safe, easy-to-use online environment.
uVu is a community video website and companion digital broadcast powered by WPBT2, South Florida ’s PBS station. The website consists of video content created and submitted to the site by individuals, community groups and cultural/educational institutions, which allows the community to experience, at any time, the important happenings of South Florida .
Anyone can log on to the site, choose a video to watch, share their thoughts with others on a message board/blog and even send the video to a friend, building on the dialogue between users. And uVu responds to local events with the help of an army of citizen “correspondents,” shooting and supplying “their own Vu” to the site.
uVu also uses the promotional power of WPBT2’s digital channel to provide a broadcast outlet for new ideas and content. Using a ranking system of the most watched online segments, content can be taken from the website and used as program elements on-air. Local programming from WPBT2 is also available on the online site, offering users another way to learn more about, and comment on, their community.
Utilizing the trusted public broadcast brand of WPBT2 and the backing of a wide range of civic, arts and community based groups, uVu takes conversations from the family dinner tables, coffee shop couches and office water coolers and catapults them into the public consciousness for debate and impact on a larger scale.