The exclusively Internet-based appeal for £3,000 to build this website an outside mobile Web TV broadcasting box has reached its target in a little over three days, raising enough money to buy a state-of-the-art technical system.
A total of 94 donors contributed to the appeal, raising a total of £3,028.95 by mid-afternoon Saturday. The appeal, directed only at users of the BNP website, and unadvertised anywhere else, was another first for the BNP, and featured a highly popular “fund thermometer” and a scrolling list of donors at the bottom.
Simon Bennett, master behind the technical aspects of the BNP web site, and a professionally qualified Audio- Visual (AV) engineer, has now been tasked with building the box, which includes a brand new computer, mixing board, cameras and all the bits and bobs required for successful live broadcasting.
“The equipment has a seven to ten days lead time from moment of ordering, and then it will take me a day or two to actually build it,” says Simon, who is also personally donating all the cabling required for the box.
Once complete, the box will be used to broadcast live events, such as the Keith Brown memorial march planned for late September, other events and live meetings.
“Internet-based HDTV is just around the corner, and the BNP, already having been the first political party to do live Internet broadcasts, aims to be the first to acquire this new technology and turn it to our advantage,” Simon says.
“I would like to thank everyone who donated. Your contribution, no matter how small, has ensured that we remain ahead of the game, and soon we will not only compete with the media for the public's attention, but we will be our own media!”