ERIC Number: ED165783
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Local Government Uses of Cable Television.
Cable Television Information Center, Washington, DC.
The local government cable access channel is essentially a television station completely controlled by the local government. It differs from a local broadcast television station by being able to reach only those places which are connected to the cable system, having much less programming distribution costs, and having the capacity to deliver programming to selected audiences. Uses of local government cable television can be classified as the delivery of special services, delivery of information about government and services, closed-circuit, or on demand service. Decision making factors in determining cable usage include the needs of government departments, costs involved, and revenues available, and procedures leading to local government's actual use of the cable systems will vary from locality to locality. The initial steps will vary with the status of local cable activity, and subsequent steps will be motivated by the data developed and the intermediate decisions made in phases of study, implementation, and effectiveness evaluation. This report explains relevant Federal Communications Commission regulations, and appendices include program sources, studio costs, a facilities and equipment survey, a departmental needs survey, and a bibliography. (CMV)
Descriptors: Cable Television, Decision Making, Facilities, Federal Government, Government Role, Guidelines, Local Government, Needs Assessment, Policy Formation, Television Surveys, Use Studies, Video Equipment
Cable Television Information Center, Urban Institute, 2100 M Street N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037 ($2.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: John and Mary R. Markle Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Cable Television Information Center, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Federal Communications Commission