The Beginnings of VTV6
Originally founded as Uintah Video Productions, VTV6 was purchased by father-and-son, Glade & Dale Allred, in August 2000. The pair saw a potential in the company that went beyond simply videography, but served as a quality local station that would benefit and unite the community. Their love for the Uintah Basin led them to visualize a future for VTV6 that kept the community informed about what was happening locally.
What began as a local video production company in the 1990s has evolved over the years as video and entertainment have progressed. Today, we have grown to offer a wide array of services including:
- HD Videography
- Editing/Post Production
- Media Encoding & Transcoding
- Home Video Transfer to DVD
- 8mm Home Movie Film Transfer to DVD
- DVD & Blu-ray Video Authoring
- Media Duplication
- Live Event Multi-Camera Production
- Live Event Streaming
- Commercial Broadcasts on National Cable Networks & Local Television
- Pre-Show Cinema Advertising
For a quote on these services, please contact us at (435) 781‑1902.
VTV6 Forms Partnership with STRATA
In 2009, VTV6 consisted of just three employees and maintained its focus of giving something back to a small community. STRATA Networks, then known as UBTA-UBET, shared a similar mission and saw value in forming a partnership with VTV6. In February 2009, the two companies joined forces to offer a complete broadband and TV service to Uintah Basin residents. Together, STRATA & VTV6 combined skills and resources that enhanced high-quality local programming throughout the Uintah Basin.
Over the next few years, with STRATA as its partner, VTV6 was able to grow and develop their service offerings in ways that highlighted the community and the people that live here. Soon enough, VTV was a part of every major community event in the Uintah Basin including the annual Uintah Basin in Celebration (UBIC), Dinosaur Roundup Rodeo, Trees for Charity, the Daniel Gurr Foundation, Uintah Basin Orchestra & Chorus concerts, and many more.
“VTV has been there to record every concert. The videography has been phenomenal and the replays on VTV have been appreciated and watched by many.” - Debbie Spafford, President of Uintah Basin Orchestra & Chorus
“The success of UBIC has increased in recent years thanks to VTV. With the use of the megatron and production services, it has made the event more spectacular than ever before & has enriched the performances and entertainment.” - Chad Mortensen, UBIC Chairman
In addition to community events, VTV was able to expand their coverage of high school sporting events through their live stream, and in 2015 VTV successfully broadcasted every single home football game in the Uintah Basin, as well as most basketball and soccer games. Sports fans are now able to tune in to local games every single week to cheer on their favorite players from virtually anywhere with an internet connection.
“Some of the main things I enjoy in life are sports. My whole life has been revolved around them. One way that I’ve seen VTV & STRATA help our community is how they’re able to broadcast high school sports. I was really happy to see that.” – Former Union High School Athlete
New Doors for VTV6
In 2015, VTV6 and STRATA Networks announced their plans to break ground for a new television studio in Vernal. Construction began in early spring and was completed later that year. The building houses an 1100-square-foot television studio, state-of-the-art editing equipment, and green screen capabilities. With the opening of the new studio also comes the opening of greater opportunities for growth and expansion. The company is looking forward to continuing to expand their services and bring the community more reasons to be excited about VTV6.
“When we look at the new facility that we have built – state-of-the-art studio space, editing & post production areas – all of those things together just give us a chance to better showcase what our area has to offer.” – Dale Allred, VTV, said.