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ERIC Number: ED066897
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Feb
Pages: 62
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Reference Count: 0
Public Television Channels in New York City: The First Six Months.
Calhoun, Richard
The end results of the first six months of public access cable television (CATV) channels in New York City were in some ways disappointing. Franchise agreements for each of New York's two CATV systems called for two public-access channels to be in operation by July 1, 1971, one year after the date of the franchise awards. The channels were to be provided on a first-come first-serve basis, along with adequate studio facilities and technical assistance, to any non-commercial individual or group. The channels were provided, but several obstacles prevented their full efficient use. The general public didn't know much about the channels or how to use them, no model program formats were available, there were too few skilled production assistants and too little equipment, and since groups were prohibited from using advertisements many had trouble financing programs. (MG)
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Policy Research, New York, NY.
Identifiers: Community Access; New York; Public Access
Note: Technology and Society Program