Make your plans now for the 2019 Northeast Regional Conference and Trade Show. It’s in Portland, Maine for Hallowe’en and the day after (Thursday-Friday). Trade Show is on Thursday, workshops are Thursday afternoon and Friday all day. Awards for the Nor’easter video competition will be Thursday night. Thanks to funding from the ACM Northeast Board, […]Read more "Who wants to go to Portland?"
Community media operations in Connecticut does not receive what such operations receive in other states. CT community media also is not as threatened by possible regulatory changes as it is in other states. The state has been the Local Franchising Authority since before the 2007 act that introduced “competitive video service.” Since the state is the […]Read more "FCC September 2018 meeting"
We think the PEGPETIA program is coming back. We are waiting to exhale. A state budget bill for both appropriations and revenue (HB 7424) includes a section (350) that repeals CT General Statutes section 16-331ii, the one that you take away the funding for community access capital expenses every year. Another section (370) returns 2 […]Read more "Holding your breath for the Proverbial Fat Lady"
Simbury Community TV has 3 media shelving units and a tall rack “if there’s anyone out there who could use them.” The shelving looks like this. If you have something you can’t use anymore, would like to give away or sell it, send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.Read more "Equipment available to a good home"
Received recently in response to an appeal for help on the matter of the FCC Proposed Rulemaking (DOC-353963A1): Dear Ms. Huizenga: Thank you for contacting me with your concerns about the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposed rule change for franchise fees. I agree with you and welcome the opportunity to respond. As you may know, […]Read more "A Congresswoman gets it"
The following was sent from the folks at dnr Laboratories in Watertown, who have worked on installation. Now dnr’s customer needs someone to run the following: We are in the process of finishing a VERY large AV system install in the library that includes a Performing Arts Space, Lecture Forum with large format video wall, […]Read more "A job posting in Connecticut"
HB 5486 An Act Repealing the Transfer from the Public, Educational and Governmental Programming and Education Technology Investment Account (PEGPETIA) to the General Fund. (March 28, 2019) As of last night, we heard that leaders of the Finance, Revenue and Bonding committee (in particular co-chair Rep. Jason Rojas) plan to vote this bill out of committee. This would […]Read more "What happens next for PEGPETIA?"