State Cable Franchising Impact

Posted on January 29, 2008 - 8:53am.

A sampling of the nationwide impact of State Cable Franchising:

Channel Changes (removing from analog carriage)
AZ: Tucson Likely to Have Less Public Access Channels

MI: Comcast pushes public access into digital tier

MI: Public access channel change riles officials

MI: Legislators fight cable channel switches

MI: Comcast wrong to fiddle with public access

MI: Comcast changes concern local officials

FL: Cable channel change effects access

FL: Local Network's Warnings About TV Unheeded

FL: TV channel shakeup causes stir

FL: Bright House realignment riles City Council

FL: Bright House Move to Make PGTV Cost More for Many

FL: City Weighs Cable Company Lawsuit

Loss of Channels / Funding / Facilities
CA: Santa Clarita has a year to figure out a way to save public channel

FL: Help save the education channel

FL: Time short for Pinellas public access TV advocates

FL: Public Access Loses Battle in Hillsborough County

FL: Losing the 'Public' in Public Access TV Sooner Than Expected

FL: Judge Won't Force County To Fund Public Access TV

IN: Comcast Closes Public Access TV Studios Across Northern Indiana

IN: Comcast facing protests for Closing Access Studios

IN: Comcast Closing Public Access in Indiana Cities

IN: Comcast Pulling Plug on Public Access TV in Northwest Indiana

MI: Whither public access?

MI: Comcast stations to shut down

MO: Struggling access channel makes plea for help

MO: Columbia Access Television: Is the show over?

MO: State Franchise Leaves Access Center in Funding Limbo

OH: Bill may kill Miami Twp.'s TV channel

TX: A crisis at public access TV

VA: Comcast expected to cut support for public access TV

WI: Cable bill could turn off city public access channels

WI: Bill Would Kill City Cable Channel

WI: Local TV could go dark

( categories: State Franchises )