ABOUT COMMUNITY TV
Community television or "PEG TV" is a local platform for communication. It fills a unique niche in the media landscape, providing communities with the opportunity to create programs of local interest.
In Wisconsin, stations are typically managed by local governments or school districts and sometimes by a non-profit organization. Because of this, these stations are very sensitive to the needs of their communities. While you can search through millions of YouTube videos for programs from around the world, community TV plays videos of interest to your town.
Community TV can be seen on cable television systems and oftentimes through the web. Many stations offer Video-On-Demand viewing or stream their channels live on the web. All community access stations welcome the participation of the community: schools, churches, businesses, individuals, non-profit organizations, and local officials. Whether you are on one side of the camera or the other, community television will have you involved in your community like you have never been involved before!
Making community media better. The Benton Foundation did a study of community television in 2007 called, "What's Going on in Community Media." "Benton sought input on key aspects of community media practice, with the goal of understanding how community media can be sustained, strengthened, and expanded. The scan research focused on four key areas of inquiry:
• What are the unique characteristics that distinguish community media?
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