Monroe MI: Monroe public cable TV board names interim director | Toledo Blade

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The board of directors of Monroe Public Access Cable Television Inc. has appointed Milward Beaudry as interim director. He replaces William LaVoy, who resigned to take a seat in the Michigan House of Representatives.

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San Diego County CA: Digital-Only PEG Channels | Cox Communications

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Effective December 13, 2012, the public, education and government access (PEG) channels in San Diego County will be available in digital format only. Customers who don’t already have Cox digital service will be able to continue viewing PEG channels with a digital receiver, CableCARD, or TV with a built-in digital tuner.

The majority of Cox customers has digital services and will not be impacted. Those who do not already have a digital receiver, CableCARD or TV with a built-in digital tuner can take advantage of a special offer that Cox has created that includes one free digital receiver for one year, which includes access to Music Choice channels, thousands of On Demand titles, and an interactive programming guide.

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Lansing MI: Cable stations drop government TV station; some content to be online | Kathleen Grey, Detroit Free Press

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MGTV — the cable television station that has broadcast the machinations of state government since 1996 — will go dark by mid-January.

The service, provided by five of the state’s largest cable television providers, will be transferred to the state’s Technology, Management and Budget department and will be available only online.

“The decision comes from the cable companies,” said Kurt Weise, spokesman for management and budget. “There didn’t seem to be demand to keep the channel in their lineup.”

The cable companies approached the state to drop the service, and the state agreed that the Web-only component would be an acceptable replacement. The transfer of programming will be picked up by existing state employees and won’t add to the state’s budget, Weise said.

But some of the programming offered by MGTV will be lost, including broadcasts of events related to state politics and policy sponsored by the Economic Club of Detroit and the Michigan Black Caucus; policy forums by Central Michigan, Michigan State and Grand Valley State universities, and events at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum.

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