SOURCE: 3F Television; Eye on South Florida Channel 16

3F Television; Eye on South Florida Channel 16

July 19, 2012 23:29 ET

Channel 16 Keeps an Eye on South Florida by Offering Local Charities Valuable Air Time

POMPANO BEACH, FL--(Marketwire - Jul 19, 2012) - "One of the most pressing challenges facing not for profit organizations is obtaining news coverage for their special events. With editorial space at a premium, charities are finding it ever more difficult to get support," claims Jack Namer, founder of 3F Television and Channel 16, Eye on South Florida.

Namer is a successful entrepreneur with over 20 years experience building, developing and managing innovative telecommunications and Internet technology companies. His newest venture, equipped with all the latest broadcasting technology, was created to empower communities with a medium, where people's voices can be heard. 

Founded in 2011, Channel 16 is an innovative news and entertainment channel dedicated to providing an outlet to non-profit organizations with live, real time broadcasting from their fundraising events. Namer provides the on-air service pro bono.

When a group of Special Olympics athletes visited a dress rehearsal of Cirque Dreams at the Seminole Hard Rock Live, Eye on SF captured the joy and excitement of their experience. When a private concert with American Idol season 10 winner, Scotty McCreery, was held at Gulfstream Park & Casino with 99.9 Kiss Country, Eye on SF was there to cover the event.

The impact of Eye on SF coverage is multi-faceted. Once confirmed, a crew attends the event and it can be viewed, in real time by the public, on select cable and TV channels as well as on the Internet and mobile smart phones. Live interviews are conducted with event organizers, board members, honorees, VIP guests and supporting sponsors.

To date, the Eye on SF news team has been present at numerous notable events including, Broward Navy Days, Second Annual BankAtlantic Non-Profit Academy Awards, Bowl for Kids' Sake 2012, presented by Big Brothers Big Sisters, The 2nd Annual BSO Public Safety Expo and Delish 2012 presented by The Wasie Foundation.

Utilizing proprietary multi-media broadcasting technology, along with the power of social media, Eye on SF is able to inform the charities' donors, constituents, supporters and followers to tune in or log on live to watch as the special event unfolds. Updates can be sent with text messages to millions of mobile smart phone users, generated by 3fTV's proprietary marketing software's. According to Namer, "South Florida is the first of many markets that we will cover with our live streaming technology."

After an event, the Eye on team goes back to the studio and edits a quality news package that is featured and later archived on their website, benefiting all involved with unprecedented viewership participation 24/7.

"Competition for donations is fierce and charities need publicity to help raise funds for their vital programs," said Namer. "Our broadcasting capabilities showcase who they are and what they do to a wide range of demographics," he added.

"Since our inception, the not for profit community has wholeheartedly embraced us. The feedback I am receiving has been overwhelmingly positive," Namer said.

"What Eye on SF is offering the non-profit community is an invaluable tool and asset. They truly understand the meaning of giving back to our community," said Jen Klaassens, Vice President of Programs, The Wasie Foundation.

Marisela D'Baldriche, VP of Production & Acquisitions at 3F Television, says, "Our versatile Channels will broadcast and promote community news and entertainment that helps create a new generation of leaders and not breeders of negative lifestyles." By keeping an Eye on SF first, which is his home, Namer plans to set the stage for the world to see the difference.

For more information or to request an application for coverage contact:
Eye on SF (954) 370-9900

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Terri Lynn - Local
    954 677-1030

    Marisela D'Baldriche - National