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Now accepting entries for the Best of the Midwest Video Fest!  CLICK HERE FOR FORMS

Wisconsin Community Media is recognizing the best in community media through our third annual Best of the Midwest Video Fest and we want you in it!


You are eligible to enter if:

  • You are from Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, Kansas, Missouri, or Nebraska
  • You produce and/or distribute your show through a community media center.
  • Your program debuted in 2014 on a local cable access channel or (in some cases) a community media website.
  • You enter by January 12!
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Important Fest & Conference Dates:

Deadline for entries:  Monday, January 12, 2015
TelVue video upload deadline: Thursday, January 15
January 30 - February 18:  Entries are judged.

Thursday, March 5:  Award notifications are mailed
Friday March 27:  Deadline for Fest participants to order plaques, statuettes, and extra certificates
Thursday, April 8:  Hotel registration deadline (set by Hilton City Center, Milwaukee)
Friday, April 17:  Conference registration deadline (Members pay a late fee)
Thursday, April 30:  The Video Fest Show begins at 5:00 pm with a reception!

Thursday & Friday April 30 & May 1 ACM-Midwest - WCM Spring Conference!

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Tom Loucks gives tour of RCCA studioTour of RCCA studio closes great fall workshop

Nearly 37 people from 20 community media centers attended the October 24 Fall Workshop held in Wisconsin Rapids at River Cities Community Access Media. The day opened with remarks from Wisconsin Rapids Mayor Zachary Vruwink and ended with a tour of RCCA’s new studio that features cool LED lights that manager Tom Loucks has secured to booms on dollies and pipes affixed to walls. 

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Want to complain about cable TV? Contact the State
Since 2008, the State of Wisconsin is in charge of cable television regulation. Wisconsin cities no longer have any jurisdiction. Oversight of video providers is now split between the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection and the Department of Financial Institutions.  The state is funneling all complaints through DATCP and will forward complaints as appropriate to DFI.


DATCP Consumer Complaint Website

Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
2811 Agriculture Drive, P.O. Box 8911
Madison, Wisconsin 53708-8911, (608) 224-5012
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FCC logoCharter goes all-digital and access channels are now only in the 980s and 990s

In 2014 Charter Communications converted its hybrid analog systems to all-digital encrypted systems.  This change has a big impact on cable television subscribers in two ways:  1) All subscribers will now need to lease a box/device to receive any programming from Charter; and 2) Community access channels will no longer be carried in an analog format in the 90s.  Subscribers will find them in the 980s or 990s only.  In Superior, you'll find the access channels in the 180s.

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Time Warner customers to become Charter subscribers; Comcast subscribers in the Twin Cities to become GreatLand customers

As expected, Comcast is leaving the Twin Cities area. A new company involving Charter is being created to take over these properties.  When the Comcast-Time Warner merger is complete and Charter buys out the Time Warner properties, the company involving Charter called “SpinCo” or “Midwest Cable LLC” will be known as GreatLand Connections, Inc. 

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