Archive for May 2009

Marin Co. CA: Don’t touch that dial–Community Media Center goes live in June

May 2, 2009

Marin Co CA: Don’t touch that dial–Community Media Center goes live in June
by Peter Seidman | Pacific Sun | 04-23-09
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Staff and volunteers of the new Community Media Center of Marin have been busy lately, lugging cables, remodeling a new home base and laying the groundwork for a multi-media future.  The new executive director of the Media Center, Michael Eisenmenger, says he and his staff are on track to throw the switch on June 15 that will take Marin public access on cable live for Comcast subscribers in most of the county. >>>

Long Beach CA Council Votes To Support Local Television

May 2, 2009

Long Beach CA: Council Votes To Support Local Television
Grunion Gazette | 04-22-09
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At the beginning of the year, public access television in Long Beach went dark. Under the Digital Infrastructure and Video Competition Act of 2006 (DIVCA), cable companies no longer were required to pay for such operational expenses as facility maintenance, rent and staffing at public access studios, according to Curtis Tani, technology services director for the city of Long Beach. On Jan. 2, Charter Communications closed its public access studio in Long Beach. By the middle of May, community television could receive a financial boost to help get it back on air.