Greg Epler Wood Letter to the FCC regarding potential changes to the cable act

December 17, 2018
PEG Access has had to rely on strictly cable television revenues for its existence over the decades, but at the same time the cable industry has successfully avoided its franchise fee and PEG Access obligations by migrating its commercial programming over to broadband. This in spite of the fact that it has been using the same public rights of way for the same cables, fibers and vehicles to carry the same electronic information it always has for half a century.

Congressman Peter Welch's Letter to the FCC regarding potential changes to the cable act

December 17, 2018
Under the Communications Act, local governments can require, as part of cable franchise agreements that cable operators meet demonstrated community needs by setting aside channels for PEG stations. The proposal in this docket would allow operators to deduct from franchise fees paid to PEG stations the value of these channels as well as the value of any In-kind services they provide, including wiring schools for broadband. The resulting reduction in revenue could threaten the very existence of PEG stations and force local governments to choose between funding the stations or other vital services and institutions. Such an outcome is unacceptable.

Stop the FCC From Gutting Public Access Television

December 03, 2018

The Federal Communications Commission is considering a new rule that will jeopardize community media organizations like Channel 17. Stop the FCC from gutting public access TV! Let them know why you think community media is important.

Live, Local Election Night Coverage on Channel 17

October 30, 2018

Watch Channel 17/Town Meeting Television's LIVE, local election coverage starting at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 6th.

Dr. Rob Williams Offers Insight On "Fake News"

October 08, 2018

Join us for a community conversation about "Fake News" on October 16th.

General Election 2018 Forums Schedule

September 17, 2018
Calendar of General Election Candidate Forums. Subject to change.

Vermont Primary Election Results 2018

August 16, 2018
Channel 17 summarizes Vermont's and Chittenden County primary election results with a look at the candidates on deck for the November 6th General Election.

City Hall Internship Program - Neighborhood Videography

August 08, 2018
The Community and Economic Development Office (CEDO) in conjunction with Channel 17/Town Meeting TV is currently seeking a member of our community with an interest in learning more about video-taping, video editing, video publishing, community service, and local current affairs.

CCTV & Channel 17 Welcomes Solomon Zeitlyn as Video Engineer

July 30, 2018

CCTV Center for Media & Democracy and Channel 17/Town Meeting Television is pleased to announce that Solomon Zeitlyn has joined the organization as Digital Video Engineer.