After much consideration, the PMO staff made the difficult decision to host the 88th annual Purdue Christmas Show virtually again this year. We know that the Christmas Show has become a tradition enjoyed by many families, one that marks the beginning of your own celebrations. To learn more about this new custom broadcasting network and for step-by-step instructions on how to subscribe, PMO invites you to view the tutorial video below:
How and when can I view the virtual Christmas Show?
This year, our virtual production will be streamed via PMO’s new custom broadcasting network at: pmobroadcasting.com. This is an independent website and streaming service not affiliated with Purdue University or Purdue Musical Organizations. It is managed by Tresona Multimedia, LLC. For a small fee, you and your entire family can enjoy this Christmas Show as well as livestreamed and exclusive curated content that we will produce year round. That includes other productions aside from our Christmas Show, allowing you to stay connected to our program wherever you call home. While we plan to return to Elliott for in-person viewing in December of 2022, the option to tune in via our broadcasting network will remain available for those who cannot come to see us in-person next year. The Christmas Show will be posted to this channel at 12:01 AM Eastern Time on Friday, December 17. It will remain viewable indefinitely.
How do I subscribe to the PMO Broadcasting Network?
To view a step-by-step tutorial video of how to subscribe to the PMO Broadcasting Network, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYkmn9RY92g
Why is the Christmas Show virtual this year?
To learn more about the decision-making process for this year’s virtual Christmas Show, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQaN6iR84SM
Will the PMO student performers be wearing masks in this year’s virtual production?
Thanks to support and guidance from the Protect Purdue Health Center and medical advisory team, our student performers did not wear masks in this year’s production.
How did PMO work with the Protect Purdue Health Center to produce this year’s virtual Christmas Show?
PMO is grateful for the assistance of the Protect Purdue Health Center and medical advisory team, which were integral in developing a customized COVID-19 testing program that allowed our students to perform this year’s show without masks. As you see their smiling faces, please be grateful for these partners!
How much does a subscription to pmobroadcasting.com cost?
Subscriptions to this service start as low as $14 for a two day pass…that’s less than half the cost of one adult Christmas Show ticket. This decision was made in order to not only recoup expenses for this large production, but to also keep PMO in compliance with artist licensing and copyright law.
Can PMO take my subscription payment over the phone?
You must register for an account on this site and pay for it via online credit card. PMO is unable to receive payments of any kind for this streaming service off-line, including over the phone.
Does my subscription payment count as a donation to PMO?
No portion of this subscription (2 day, month, year) is a donation to PMO. Subscriptions cannot be considered a charitable deduction. PMO receives 1/3 (32.5%) of all viewer subscription fees after artists and management company have been paid. 100% of net funds received by PMO from this service will be utilized to cover production costs for this and other programs, including payments to/for videographers, scenic/set design, stage rental, orchestration, musical accompaniment, etc. PMO will likely receive no net profits from this year’s virtual Christmas Show, but is grateful for your support in helping to offset costs.
Can I watch the virtual production on my TV?
Can I view the virtual production on my TV? For viewers who wish to watch the virtual Christmas Show production via their Apple TV, Firestick, Roku or other smart TV, PMO recommends the following options: 1. From an Apple TV: PMO recommends you utilize the “airplay” feature to stream the production from another Apple device (iPhone, iPad, etc.) to your smart TV. For more information and help with this process, visit https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204289 2. For Firestick, Roku, and other smart TV users: PMO recommends you view the virtual production on a separate laptop computer and connect to your TV with an HDMI cord. For more information on this process, visit https://www.wikihow.com/Connect-HDMI-to-TV
Who can I contact with technical questions?
If you have questions about how to utilize the streaming service, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and reference “Purdue Musical Organizations Video Network”. PMO is NOT able to assist with account lock-outs, billing issues, technical issues, or anything related to the content of the streaming site itself.
Can I purchase a DVD of this year’s production?
PMO will not be making DVD copies of this year’s production, but access to viewing the 88th annual Purdue Christmas Show is always available (indefinitely!) with a paid membership as part of PMOBroadcasting.com. Watch this year’s production as many times as you like, all year-round!
For all other questions about the Virtual Christmas Show, please email email@example.com. This email address is monitored by multiple PMO staff members Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm.