Posts Tagged ‘pittsburgh community’

Annual Open Meeting and New Programming

January 19, 2010

If you plan to come to our Annual Open Meeting this Friday at 6:30pm, today is the last day to RSVP. If you’re interested in knowing PCTV’s goals for the year and beyond, asking questions, or meeting the board and fellow producers, then this is the meeting you should sign up for! It’s free, and refreshments are included. Let us know TODAY via phone (412-322-7570) or e-mail (info@pctv21.org) if you are going to come.

Just last week Monica, our Special Projects Director, taped the Spirit of King Awards at the Kingsley Association to air on PCTV. Here’s a preview of the ceremony:

This premieres on January 28th at 7:00pm and the replay dates are:
Saturday 1/30/2010, 10:00 PM
Monday 2/1/2010, 12:00 PM
Friday 2/5/2010, 6:00 PM
Tuesday 2/9/2010, 1:00 PM
Friday 2/12/2010, 3:00 PM

And of course, if you don’t get Pittsburgh Community TV on your television, you can watch the Spirit of King Awards via our live stream on http://www.pctv21.org .

Finally, we are excited to announce PCTV’s new partnership with Saturday Light Brigade, a family radio show. Along with participating radio stations in the area, PCTV channel 21 will now broadcast SLB’s radio feed accompanied by a photo montage. You can catch the program on Saturdays at 6am-9am. For more information about the Saturday Light Brigade, visit their website: http://www.slbradio.org

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PCTV’s G-20 Footage

October 7, 2009

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What is the G-20?

G-20: How it Affected Pittsburgh

G-20: Impact on Pittsburgh

G-20 Demonstrations—Highlights

Help Us SAVE ACCESS in Pittsburgh!

June 30, 2009

Talking Points for Meetings and Letters to the City:
CABLE FRANCHISE PROCESS WITH VERIZON AND RENEWAL WITH COMCAST: BIG OPPORTUNITIES OR A HUGE LOSS TO THE CITY

  • Cable franchise process can assure state of the art communications services are provided in ALL areas of Pittsburgh, by both Verizon and Comcast.
  • Can help assure that Nonprofit Organizations, Neighborhood and Citizen Groups, and Schools have the ability to effectively use Media to accomplish their goals.
  • Federal and State laws allow the City to negotiate agreements that include channels, equipment, facilities and services for use by the public and nonprofit organizations.

o In exchange for letting Verizon and Comcast make hundreds of millions of dollars over the next 10 years through these cable franchise agreements.

  • In 2008, City asked PCTV to conduct a needs assessment to determine what should be in a franchise with Verizon, and in a renewal franchise with Comcast.
  • PCTV hired a highly experienced consulting firm to conduct the needs assessment and provided it to the City. It included:

o Telephone survey

o Community meetings and focus group sessions

o On-Line Survey

o Three huge reports documenting public input

  • Needs Assessment indicated that there is VERY strong support and interest in PEG access channels and having a Community Media Center.
  • Updated equipment, facilities, and training are needed to create and expand local Pittsburgh programs for the PEG access channels.
  • PCTV should be funded to evolve into a modern Community Media Center that:

o Provides technical assistance to nonprofit organizations and community groups;

o Takes video and digital media services and equipment into underserved neighborhoods;

o Provides media literacy training to youth and others; and

o Adapts to changes in media technology and culture

  • Verizon and Comcast should provide expanded channel capacity, funding, and support for public and educational access to significantly improve the existing PCTV facilities, equipment and services, which are currently INADEQUATE to meet current and future community needs.

Series Programming & the Pirates

June 25, 2009

July-December Series

The series lottery results are in and a new season of PCTV programming will begin this Sunday (June 28th). Check out the July-December regular series line-up!
http://www.pctv21.org/programs.htm

PCTV and the Pirates

If you’re planning to attend a Pirates game this season, why not support Pittsburgh Community Television at the same time? PCTV will receive a portion of the ticket proceeds when you use an assigned code to make your purchase.

Here’s how it works: Tickets have to be ordered through Chaz Kellem (412-325-4731) at the Pirates office. All you have to do is give him the PCTV code (#382318) and he will inform you how you will receive your tickets.

Thanks so much for supporting Pittsburgh Community Television!