The Oklahoma Public Relations Arts Associates (OPRAA) recently met with the OklaVision executives and staff to learn more about OklaVision and the enhanced new HD platform and interface that was launched in the fall of 2009. All of the OPRAA members were excited to learn that many new features will be revealed over the next several weeks including an embeddable video player offering the finest viewing quality, powerful search capabilities and shareable links so that videos and news stories can be easily shared with all.
OklaVision was recently featured in Stuttgart, Germany at the Creativity World Forum with a tremendous response from European audiences! OklaVision has some very impressive target market users with about 2,000 viewers per day who are spending an average of 20 minutes on the site. That is a phenomenal amount of time spent on the site when you consider that most people spend and average of 3-5 minutes on such sites. Visitation to the OklaVision site includes all 50 states including Washington D.C. and 148 countries. OklaVision’s companion site Travelok.com is a more typical HTML site which provides in-depth content about travel and tourism in Oklahoma.
OklaVision, presented by the Chickasaw Nation in partnership with the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department, is a pioneering online video network focused on the rich cultural and travel attractions located across this state. The 16 channels offer more than two thousand videos – all organized and searchable with highly visual navigation tools in addition to the main navigation menu. Further enhancing the library are documentaries from OETA and other sources, and movie trailers for upcoming art/indie cinema venues.
A “welcome” video greets the user’s first-time arrival on any channel, as does a message from an Oklahoma ambassador representing the channel’s content.
The live show weekdays at noon (CST) has enjoyed a growing audience and also airs live on Cox Communications Cable channel 7 in Oklahoma City and channel 3 in Tulsa. The latest five OKV Live shows are found in the Program Guide. Or click for Podcasts of the show.
A news ticker at the bottom allows users to click on any event for complete information.
Tabs in the bottom right corner of the screen offer FAQs and user assistance.
Seven remote camera locations in Tulsa, Norman and OKC take the live show statewide for a diverse lineup of guest appearances. National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma Aquarium, Oklahoma History Center, POPS 66, Riverwind Casino and Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium.
Menu choices are:
ART & ARCHITECTURE
LAKES, RIVERS & FALLS
LANDS AND RECREATION
FARMS & WINERIES
THE CHICKASAW NATION
CITIES & TOWNS
HOTELS & LODGING
EVENTS, FILMS & MUSIC
Posted on Mon, February 8, 2010
by Shoshana Wasserman