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November 5, 2018 -- Westchester County Executive George Latimer is pleased to announce that the Multimedia Department at the County Executive’s Office has connectivity to the company known as “The Switch,” located at 60 Hudson Street, New York.

Since 1991, The Switch has been the leading provider of video switching services for major media markets across the country. The Switch takes in all live and pre-recorded video feeds from customer locations, where it then connects to cable networks, broadcasters, production houses and satellites, forming a sharing network. In essence, all major news announcements by County Executive George Latimer can be made available to the media through The Switch. 

County Executive George Latimer said: “This service will be tremendously useful to both my administration, as well as broadcast networks. With connectivity to The Switch we can ensure that our message is always heard, even during times of crisis when unforeseen circumstances might prevent switch clients from reaching our office.”

Live video interviews sent out from the County Office Building reaches The Switch through a fiber network, where it can be picked up by broadcasters and networks for retransmission, or taping. Live split-screen coordinated interviews can also be achieved with access from The Switch.  

Switch customers can access Westchester County’s live transmissions by calling into 212-227-9131, and patching into Westchester CountyPR-1. A listing of all past and current New York switch clients can be seen below:

ABC • ABC News • Al Jazeera • AMC Networks • AMV Chelsea • AMV Gateway • AMV Westar • ARD German TV • Associated Press/APTN • AT&T Digital Video Center • BAMTech, LLC • Barclays Center • BlackRock • Bloomberg • CBC • CBS • CBS Newspath • Cheddar • Citi Field • CNBC • CNET/CBS Interactive • CNN • Daily Mail TV • Encompass Digital Media • Entertainment Tonight/The Insider • ESPN • Eurovision • Fox News Channel • Fuji Television • Globecast • Globecomm Systems • Globo International • Hibernia Media • Home Box Office • Inside Edition • Jefferies, LLC • Key Bank • Left/Right, LLC • Madison Square Garden • Marist Poll/Marist College • Metlife Stadium • Metropolitan Transport Authority (MTA) • Murray Hill Studios • National September 11 Memorial Museum • NBC • NBCUniversal Network Operations Center • Network News Service • New York One News • New York Stock Exchange • NHK • Nomura Securities • NTV Japan • Oath • Peninsula Productions/Al Jazeera • Prudential Center • Red Bull Arena • MX1 • Showtime • SNY • The Daily Show • The Meadowlands Racetrack • The MLB Network • The Opposition with Jordan Klepper • Tokyo Broadcasting System • Total Traffic Network • TV Japan • TV Tokyo • USEI Teleports • Viacom/MTV Networks (1515 Broadway) • Viacom/MTV Networks (NOC) • WABC (ABC) • WCBS (CBS) • Wells Fargo • WNBC (NBC) • WNET/WLIW (PBS) • WNJU (Telemundo) • WNYW (Fox) • WPIX (CW) • WPP • WWOR (MyNetworkTV) • WXTV (Univision) • Yahoo!/Oath • Yankee Stadium • ZDF German TV • Zealot Productions, Inc.