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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Philo Festival of Media Arts 2012 Line Up

The members of Central States Alliance for Community Media want to invite all of you to attend our next event, the Philo Festival of Media Arts November 10, 2012 at Northern Kentucky University.

We have a special room rate of $89 a night at Comfort Suites in Newport, KY under the room deal NKU Philo (859)291-6700.

Our schedule for the day is starting to come together:

Acclaimed film maker Alphonso “Zo” Wesson will be the exciting keynote speaker for lunch. He has been an active member of the Cincinnati community and has directed music videos for R&B musicians Kiesha Cole and Kat Williams as well as directing episodes of MTV’s Real World Chicago.

Cincinnati ABC Director of Public Affairs Mona Morrow will be on hand giving some tips on making that demo reel a real impressive piece of work. She will give you the tips and advice to make a serious impression

Melissa Godoy is nearly famous within the Midwest for independent films that get to the heart of our society. Her 2009 film”The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant” chronicled the heartbreak and anquish an entire town felt when GM was forced to shut down their plant in Ohio during the 2009 bankruptcy.

Peter John Ross is a local Cincinnati film maker featured in the October 2012 issue of Videomaker magazine. His independent film Horrors of War has reached international publication and he has lots of insight to share with festival attendees.

I hope this little bit of teaser might inspire some of you to join us!

Supporting PEG Access, Michigan communities and free speech!

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