Governor Jim Douglas on Legislative Report Live@5:25

May 13, 2009

Join Rep. Aswad and Rep. Sharpe as they discuss the current legislative session with Vermont's governor.

Why do we pay a PEG Fee on our Cable Bill?

May 13, 2009

Recently, a question was raised on Front Porch Forum in the Old North End by a person on Intervale Avenue who recently called Burlington Telecom to ask about his cable bill:

I questioned the $2.63 monthly franchise fee. Who is the franchisor? NOBODY KNOWS. 
I questioned the $2.63 PEG fee. NOBODY KNOWS.
I suspect the city of Btown is ripping its citizens off.

Report: Impact of 25 Years of Telco Deregulation

May 13, 2009
The name of this report should be: "How 25 years of deregulation and massive consolidation with almost no oversight harmed the US economy, America's world standing, as well as America's telecom, broadband, Internet and cable customers."

TV Programs & Events: Week of May 11th 2009

May 11, 2009

Check here for this week's programs and events of note at Channel 17/ Town Meeting TV and CCTV Center for Media & Democracy...

How is your experience with CCTV and Channel 17?

May 07, 2009

Channel 17 and CCTV want to know what you think about how we can do a better job of serving you. A new survey lets you speak directly.

Fast Forward: 25 Years Remarks by a CCTV Founder

May 06, 2009

When CCTV started in 1984 we were squarely in the analog age with little understanding of the major changes that were ahead of all of us.  Ronald Reagan was president. Richard Snelling was governor (for the first time). Burlington was just barely a three party city.

 

"The successful effort for quality public access television"

May 04, 2009

On the occasion of CCTV Rewind Screening on 4/20/09, Philip Fiermonte, longtime activist and staffer for Senator Bernie Sanders offered these comments: I’ve been a fan of CCTV since 1986...CCTV has accumulated an incredible amount of footage of public officials— press conferences and public meetings and I dare say they have the largest archive of government footage in the state over the last 25 years.

CCTV Gala Celebrates 25 Years of Public Access on 6/13

May 04, 2009

Celebrate 25 years of free speech, public access and community media! Join CCTV Fun in the Fizzy Factory, staff, board, members and champions for a fun-filled evening at the Burlington Boathouse from 6:00 -  9 pm.  Don’t miss the fun, food, special screening, free speech heroes and group picture! A ten dollar minimum contribution is requested. Hopefully you'll RSVP Today

For Media Mavens: Flash Festival of Social Networking on 5/21

May 04, 2009

For our activist and nonprofit friends who look forward to CCTV's Media Maven Lunches, we have great news to replace the "regularly scheduled" May Maven lunch.  Local community media makers will host a series of workshops on Thursday, May 21st between 2pm - 5.30 pm at Champlain College in Burlington Vermont. The afternoon Flash Festival of Social Networking markes the occasion of the Alliance for Community Media's Northeast Regional Conference. Register to attend the afternoon sessions--or you are invited for the entire free speech event.

Great Success! CCTV 25th Anniversary Screening on 4/30

May 01, 2009

One hundred and fifty free speech lovers turned out Thursday night to CCTV's 25th Anniversary Retrospective and Free Speech Art Auction. "This is the best party I've been to all year", exulted Roz Payne, long-time activist and media maker. DVD's of the program can be ordered now..