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From Denver to Durango, public-access TV channels still face budget threat after FCC decision

Public-access channels fearing funding cuts received a temporary reprieve as the Federal Communication Commission exempted the channels while approving new rules that limit how much cities can charge cable TV providers in franchise fees. The PEG channels —  short for public, educational and governmental access — are often one of the few local sources televising […]

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Where to watch your local city council meeting and more in Colorado

Finding a city’s local government or public-access TV channel isn’t easy. Many have moved online to broadcast local government meetings live. RELATED: Federal proposal to curb franchise fees could threaten public access channels. We started keeping track of some of the cities and their public-access and government-meeting channels and thought that readers of The Colorado […]

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Opinion: Content creation is changing, and public access media must evolve, too

Just like bookstores and video rental outlets, radio stations, television stations and newspapers are being forced to reinvent themselves to ensure long-term stability, the City and County of Denver is taking an innovative approach to modernize public access media. The city is ensuring that public access media remains relevant and accessible by adapting to rapidly […]