Next CTAM Meeting - Saturday, April 28, 2018

THE COMMUNITY TELEVISION ASSOCIATION OF MAINE

 

Cordially Invites You to our SPRING / ANNUAL  MEETING IN FARMINGTON

 

CTAM Membership not required to attend - but appreciated

 

~ Location ~

 “Central Maine Media Alliance”

(Formerly Mt Blue TV)

270 Main Street • Roberts Learning Center, Ground Floor

Farmington. Maine 04938

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2018 - 10:00AM-2:00 PM

 

PLEASE RSVP TO: JP Fortier for food headcount

PH: (207) 778-8146

EM: jpf@mtbluetv.org

 

~ Meeting Agenda ~

 

10:00 AM: Welcome

 

10:15 AM: PRESENTATIONS

 

CHANNEL SLAMMING

Tony Vigue  

Maine PEG Stations are being Slammed into the 1300 Channel Block

What are we doing to prevent this at the legislative level? What can stations and CTAM do to help residents locate the new channel on their televisions?

 

THE BENEFITS OF REGIONALIZATION 

JP Fortier and “Twinkle” Marie Manning introduce Central Maine’s collaborative solution to sustainable PEG Media.

 

MEDIA RELATIONS 101

Jessica Laliberte shares media relations tips from skills honed over years of experience as a television journalist and later lobbyist to use to help CTAM members improve their communication skills. 

 

 

12:00 PM: CTAM BUSINESS MEETING 

 

Membership Report: Henry Guiod/Brian Knoblock

  

Treasurer’s Report:

Treasurer’s Report and Proposed 2018 Budget: JP Fortier

-Discussion and Approval by member stations

 

CTAM Web Site Report: Bill Severance

 

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Election of Officers

NOMINATIONS & ELECTION for CTAM BOARD

 

Board Members:

President: ____________ 

Secretary & Legislative Policy: ____________ 

Treasurer: ____________ 

Meetings/Presentations: ____________ 

Membership & Outreach: ____________ 

- Discussion & Vote by member stations

 

Old Business: As Brought Forward

New Business: As Brought Forward 

 

Adjourn

 

LUNCH & NETWORKING


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Maine Community TV Station Websites

Here are links to websites maintained by Maine access centers. Not all access centers have their own websites. Note to access center managers: Please update your own center's information as needed or let our webmaster know if any changes or additions of new access centers are necessary!
 
Augusta, CTV 7
BaCAT - Baileyville Community Access Television
Bangor, City Of
Bath, City Of - (BCTV-7)
Belfast Community TV - Channel 7
Berwick Community TV
Bethel - WHAT Western Hills Access Television
Biddeford Public Access
Bonny Eagle Television Ch 9
Boothbay Region Community TV
Bridgton - Lake Region Television (LRTV)
Brunswick TV 3
Buckfield Town Hall
Calais Bulletin Board - Channel 3
Camden, Town of
Cape Elizabeth TV (CETV)
Carrabassett Valley - WSKI Channel 17
Castine Bulletin Board - Channel 8
Central Maine CATV
Conway - Valley Vision Community Television
Cumberland, Town of
Durham, Town of
Ellsworth Community Television
Falmouth Community Television Channel 2
Fort Kent TV
Freeport Community TV (FCTV-3)
Gardner High School
Gorham - GGETV Channel 3
Gorham - GOCAT Channel 2
Gray Public Access
Great Falls TV
Greene, WGLT-TV7
Harpswell HTV
Houlton Community Television
Kennebunk Government Television
Kittery Channel 22
Lincoln County TV (LCTV)
Madawaska High School - Channel 16
Madison - CATV-11
Mars Hill Access Channel
Massabesic Middle School - Channel 16
Mt. Blue Community Access TV
New Gloucester Community Access TV
Newport - Nokomis Warrier Broadcasting - RSU 19
Norway Paris Community TV (NPC-TV)
Ogunquit Channel 3 (WOGT)
Old Orchard Beach Community Television
Orono, Town of
Phippsburg Community Television
Portland - Public Access and CTN-5
Portland Schools - TV3
Rangeley, Town of
Raymond, Town of
Rockport - Maine Coast Community Television 7
Saco River Community Television
Saco, City Of
Sacopee Valley High School - TV2
Scarborough Community Television Channels 2 & 3
Searsport Community TV (SCTV-7)
Skowhegan - Bee Line TV
South Portland - S.P.E.A.C. Channel 3
South Portland Community Television
Washington County TV - WCTV-2
Wells Community Television
Westbrook Community TV (WCTV 2/3)
Windham Cable Community Group (WCCG TV)
Woolwich - Channel 3
Yarmouth Municipal Television (YMTV)
York, Town of

Join CTAM

Please have your access center consider joining CTAM as a voting member ($50 per year) or you may join as an individual non-voting member ($37.50). Audio or video equipment vendors or service providers may also join as non-voting members ($50.00).

 Your memberships help support CTAM's activities on behalf of community television and make this website possible. Click on the link below for details:

MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION

FCC Guidelines for PEG Channels

The FCC provides a concise definition and summary of rules relating to the provision of Public-Educational-Governmental (PEG) access which may be helpful to the public and governmental officials:

https://www.fcc.gov/guides/public-educational-and-governmental-access-channels-peg-channels

Important Information for Charter/Spectrum Customers and Local Access Stations

Charter moves community channels from srctv on Vimeo.

As part of their so called "encryption project" Charter (Spectrum) has begun moving many towns public access/community television channels away from the lower tier (where the channels are more easily found) to the 1300 series. This action will likely make it more difficult for consumers in your service area to locate local community television channels.

Core Values of PEG Access

The Community Television Association of Maine is committed to furthering the following Core Values as set forth by the Alliance for Community Media. They were created by Sue Buske for the ACM West Conference:

Localism: Supports local viewpoints, local perspectives, and the interests of local communities. Most mainstream media programming is intended for national audiences and does not reflect the rich diversity of American community life.

Diversity of Viewpoints-Participatory: Local communities must be able to make and air media that reflects local experiences. Our society is founded on a belief in freedom of expression and free speech.

Promote Dialogue and Discussion: Democracy works best when a wide array of voices and opinions can be seen and heard. The airing of opinions creates an opportunity for dialogue around issues and concerns that people and the community must address.

Media Literacy: A basic tenant of civil society is that the lives of all members of the community are important, and all members of society should be able to represent themselves in the media. In order to represent themselves they need access to the electronic media tools to create content, the training to use the tools, and the mechanism(s) to distribute community content.

Non-commercial: PEG access is an essential component in our public media ‘greenspace’ where, like a public park, we can reflect on who we are without the interference of commercial values.

Civic Engagement:  Many of the decisions that most affect our lives are made at the local level by city councils, school boards, mayors, and so on. PEG access keeps the public informed about local government elections, about health services, about public housing, and about other important local political and economic development activities.

Education: Public, Educational and Government (PEG) access plays an important role in our educational system. It provides a distribution medium for use by schools, libraries and colleges; and it is especially important for education in low income and rural communities.

Public Safety: In many areas PEG access channels provide for emergency information and community alerts.

Electronic Greenspace: All communication service providers using the public right-of-way or public airwaves should provide bandwidth and funding for PEG access.

You may download these Core Values of PEG Access as a pdf document from our Resources page.

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