Thank you to the supporters of De Pere TV!
Mission of De Pere TV
The mission of De Pere TV (DPTV) is to make local government accessible to the citizens of De Pere. DPTV will promote citizen access and exposure to local government and it will further government accountability. Finally, DPTV will promote citizen engagement with local government and the community.
About De Pere TV
DPTV is a government access channel as provided for under the Cable Communications Act of 1984, Section 531 and is funded by video service provider state franchise fees and local supporters. The channel is operated by the City of De Pere out of City Hall.
Hours of Operation
De Pere TV is located on the second floor of City Hall and the hours of operation coincide with City Hall hours.
About PEG Channels
Public, educational, and government (PEG) access channels started around 1970. Cable video service providers needed to build an infrastructure in order to offer their video service to potential clients. The video signal gets transmitted through cables which were installed in the public right of way. The local franchising authority, usually municipalities, negotiated with the video service providers to establish a franchise fee in exchange for their use of the public right of way. Additionally, the local franchising authority could request that the video service provider dedicate channels for locally relevant video transmission.
Public access channels allow for persons to submit or create their own programming for television broadcast. An example of this would be the Saturday Night Live recurring sketch (and subsequent movies) "Wayne's World" where two friends created their own public access show from their basement.
Educational access channels are used by educational institutions. These channels could be used as an avenue for the students to learn about, produce, and transmit video content, for the institute to broadcast information to students and the community, to transmit school board meetings, and rebroadcast local sporting events.
Government access channels are reserved for use by the local municipality. Coverage of board and committee meetings are commonly transmitted. Content can also include municipal information, reminders and tips for residents, election debates, election night coverage, and emergency information.
Channels can be one, two, or all three of the divisions of PEG.