Broward Education Communications Network (BECON)
Broward Education Communications Network (BECON) provides a wide range of media services to the students, staff, and administrative departments of Broward County Public Schools (BCPS).
BECON staff play a key role in advancing the educational experience of students throughout the District, through production services, maintenance, and repair of school media equipment, planning and facilitating distance learning sessions, providing instructional content to the classroom, and creating opportunities for students to produce and broadcast their own content. As part of the Public Information Office (PIO), BECON works with the Marketing & Communications Center (MarComm) to provide key information and media services to District leadership and departments.
Centrally located in Broward County, the BECON building at 6600 SW Nova Drive in Davie houses a full broadcast television studio, a multipurpose meeting room, and facilities for all BECON departments as well as the District’s print graphics department.
Follow these links to learn more about BECON’s essential services:
Programming: Hundreds of instructional programs delivered daily to classrooms via broadcast and IPTV.
School Services: On-call service technicians for repair and maintenance of media equipment in schools.
Production Services: Direction and support for student-produced programs like Shortcuts and Broward Teen News (BTN), production of video messages for schools and District departments, and production of live School Board meetings.
Engineering: Maintenance of the District’s large volume of on-demand video content, closed captioning services for all District video content, and operation of BECON’s broadcast television channels.
Graphics: Design and printing of school logos and large-format/specialty items including banners, vinyl decals, sidewalk stands, and more.
BECON also operates WBEC-TV 63, a community television station reaching all of Broward, Palm Beach, and Miami-Dade counties, and supports the operation of WKPX-FM radio, located at Piper High School.
Sports highlights Broward County Public Schools student athletics. SPORTS BLITZ Gametime covers high school athletic events, such as football games, volleyball games, cheerleading competitions and All-Star games, in their entirety. BECON
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BROWARD TEEN NEWS
Broward Teen News (BTN) is a
news program on BECON-TV. BTN is a show by teens for teens and is produced by a different Broward high school every month. student produced
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Short Cuts is a television program created to showcase short videos and films created by high school students in the tri-county area of South Florida (Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach). This tv program consists of a variety of video productions, including short films, short documentaries, comedic shorts, mock film trailers, music videos, animations, commercial/
psa'sand cell phone creations.
School Duel is the exciting high school academic quiz show on BECON-TV. The single elimination tournament involves the top 20 schools from Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties.
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A library of educational programs, instructional videos and informative video segments available for viewing on demand
computers, tablets, and smartphones. to
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