Yesterday we cancelled the live stream and commentary of the Nova Scotia COVID19 update by TLDR Press. When we were preparing for the launch of FrostTek Productions, we were looking at all of the old projects from the Eaton Media Group. We decided that now that everybody’s health and wellness had finally stabilized, which projects were going to stay in which projects were indeed going to be cancelled permanently. We looked at what we wanted to accomplish, and because we finally have access to truly high-speed Internet, we realized that there are so many more things we can do.

When we started looking at what we could do, we realized that although our previously existing infrastructure was reasonably proficient, it could not deal with the production schedule that we were looking at putting together. Fortunately, we were able to pick up a number of things in store and other things were in stock but available for online order only. Several orders were placed from many different vendors for a lot of electronic equipment. Other items were ordered in early December, and as of yesterday, we received an influx of emails telling us that those key components that we need to function have finally shipped out. They were initially supposed to be here before Christmas, but that didn’t happen.

Another thing that was stopping official production from starting was licensing. To do something and be above board, we have to ensure that the proper licensing is in place. We were finally granted our primary license shortly before Christmas and decided that we couldn’t launch things until after the Christmas holiday with everything that was going on. We have been testing multiple different types of recording and streaming software. We are pleased to announce that we have finally chosen a software streaming package and purchased the appropriate licensing to move forward with regular live broadcasts.

We had initially tested the software and several other software suites to give us more capabilities, but we finally narrowed it down. Hopefully, within the next two weeks, all of our remaining hardware should finally arrive, and we will be able to get into total production.

Also, we have been busy consulting our legal team on the different policies for the operations of TLDR Press. We previously announced that we had created the social media policy. This was not an easy task, and it took a lot of consulting to come up with something that most people think is very straightforward. We are also working on a privacy policy for TLDR Press, and we hope that that should be finished soon. There is a considerable amount of detailed writing to complete, which takes time.