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Special Event

The Community Television Association of Maine

Cordially Invites You to our Spring Meeting at Lincoln County Television

Location: 29 Sheepscot Road, Newcastle

Tuesday,  April 29 - 5:30-9:00 p.m.

5:30 to 6:30 - Light refreshments & re-connect with fellow Access Managers, Producers and Friends

Membership not required to attend. (But always appreciated!)

PLEASE RSVP TO Mary Ellen Crowley, AT 207-563-6338 for food headcount purposes, thank you.

Directions: Go to OR Google Maps

Meeting Agenda: 

Guests Welcome and Introductions around the room.

CTAM Board currently serving:

President: Sally Hebert
Treasurer: JP Fortier
Meetings and Conferences: Brian Knoblock
Membership & Outreach: Ned Lightner
Webmaster: Bill Severence
Public Policy & Legislative Review: Tony Vigue

Topic: EZ Stream

Guest speaker:  Chris Morgan, VP Sales and Marketing

The presentation will be about how  can help each station Enhance, Expand and Grow their station online.

We will discuss Five (5) points with how we can help each station:

1.       Expanding viewership capacity online.
2.       Expanding and enhancing storage online to include video on demand.
3.       Easy upload of broadcasts with automatic converting of files.
4.       Mobile and Smart Device Streaming.
5.       Live 24/7 channel streaming.


Lastly, we would like to offer the CTAM a free broadcast website which will allow the CTAM to use for any live streaming and archiving of broadcasts, in addition we will explain the benefits for both CTAM and individual member stations to use this site, bringing all broadcasts under one site for easy access by viewers.

Roundtable discussion: As decided, station fundraising initiatives and ideas, station promotion and favorite local show concepts. 

If you have any of these, bring your DVD and we will show it.

Reports: Public Policy & Legislative Review: Tony Vigue

                 Archive Project Update: Ned Lightner

NE Region and ACM Update:  Sally Hebert

Treasurers Report: JP Fortier

CTAM Web Site Report: Bill Severance

Membership and Outreach Initiatives: Ned Lightner

Guest Speakers for Upcoming Meetings and Tech Conferences:  Brian Knoblock

Old Business: Vendor membership benefits & Vendor Ads: Change to coincide with memberships

New Business: As Brought Forward 

Other: As brought forward.

Swap Shop:

Anyone have any equipment they would like to sell, trade or give away? Cameras, Leightronix gear, titlemakers,  mixers etc.

Confirm Upcoming Meeting Dates & Locations: 

June 24, 2014: Belfast Community TV, Belfast 

Adjourn: Tour of Lincoln County Television



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PO Box 2124
25 Cottage Road
South Portland, ME 04116-2124
Phone: (207) 767-7615
FAX: (207) 767-7620

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 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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