Selected Press Clippings for the PEG Access Television Community: 02/05/07

Time Warner Ends ‘Unscalable’ Trial
by Tom Steinert-Threlkeld
Multichannel News

Let’s say you could watch 75 channels of cable television on your PC. Would you? No. At least 99% of the time. Time Warner Cable said Thursday that fewer than 1% of the 9,000 customers to which it had been providing basic television service to their PCs actually watched any TV that way on any given day. —>


“Mount Nonotuck Road: A State Park Tragedy”
by Rober Schwobe (video)
Easthampton Community Access TV Archive


Access Carson City will broadcast state government programming
by Terri Harber
Nevada Appeal

Work to create Carson City’s new community cable access television system is expected to speed up now that a large amount of the funding has come through. Charter Communications presented a check for $100,000 to the city for the cable operation to pay for new equipment and other necessities. “That’s what’ll get us going,” said Mike Furlong, general manager of Access Carson City, owned by the Brewery Arts Center. The money will provide “a great opportunity for us to follow through with all the things we wanted to accomplish.”

Government programming from the city and state will be the foundation of Access Carson City. Tonight will be the first evening of programming originating from the Nevada Legislature – its opening ceremony will be recorded for broadcast at 6:30 p.m. on channel 26. —>


Public sets programming on cable access TV
by Paul Berg (letter to the editor)
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Re: Phyllis A. Goldstein’s letter concerning WCCA TV-13. It is one thing to dislike the programming, another to get the whole set of facts wrong. Her statement that it is director Mauro DePasquale’s responsibility, not hers, to ensure diverse viewpoints are aired is the opposite of what is actually true: It is her role to determine what is seen on WCCA, because like some 150 access TV channels statewide, WCCA is an electronic forum for constitutionally protected speech. —>

Community TV: If cable changes, what would happen to public programming?
by Patrick Corcoran
Schaumberg Review

Public access television providers are worried they’ll be lost in the shuffle stemming from AT&T’s video network proposal. AT&T is proposing in some Chicago markets to provide phone, Internet and television service, similar to cable franchises. But since AT&T’s services will be offered via telephone and not cable lines, AT&T asserts it should not be held to long-standing cable franchise agreements. —>,sc-attcantv-012507-s1.article


compiled by Rob McCausland
Director of Information & Organizing Services
Alliance for Community Media

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