Newest upgrades allow for all four MVCC channels to be viewed in their original HD resolution
Viewers of the Miami Valley Communications Council (MVCC) cable channels on Spectrum will notice a significant quality upgrade to their favorite programs when all four MVCC channels switch to high definition (HD) cablecasting on February 22, 2023. The change applies to GATV5, GATV6, EATV21 and CATV991, and allows for council meetings, parades, high school sports, community access shows and more to be viewed in their original and intended format.
While MVCC has been creating and streaming all its programming in HD since 2018, the newest upgrades from Spectrum will now allow television viewers to see those results. It’s a change that will have a big impact for residents who tune in for local and original content.
“Our MVCC staff and volunteers have been making award-winning programs for years, so it’s exciting that viewers can finally see those results in the original format which they were created in,” said MVCC Programming Supervisor Ray Gambrel. “Now is really the time to check out our channels if you haven’t tuned in recently.”
GATV5 (covering the cities of Centerville, Germantown, Miamisburg, and West Carrollton), GATV6 (covering the cities of Kettering, Moraine, Oakwood, and Springboro), EATV21 (featuring local school programming), and CATV991 (showing community access television for the Miami Valley) collectively air over 24,000 hours of programming each year and cablecasts 24 hours a day and seven days a week.
With this improvement to the cablecast system, residents can now see all MVCC’s programs in HD whether live streaming, viewing on-demand, or watching on TV.
For more information on MVCC programming, contact Ray Gambrel at ten.ccvm@lerbmagr or (937) 424-1671, or email MVCC at ten.ccvm@tnemmocmargorp.
Miami Valley Communications Council is a municipal communications and technology organization representing the eight member cities of Centerville, Germantown, Kettering, Miamisburg, Moraine, Oakwood, Springboro and West Carrollton. The council also has affiliate agreements with other Miami Valley cities. MVCC was formed in 1975 as a council of governments to monitor, regulate, and administer common cable television franchise agreements, manage the operation of the council's cable access television channels, and develop and implement intergovernmental projects designed to strengthen communications between member cities and their citizens. A policy-making body consisting of delegates representing member cities governs the council.
MVCC is funded through franchise fees paid by the cable service provider. Franchise fees are rent that the cable company pays for placing its wires over or under the public rights-of-way (streets.) MVCC uses these franchise fees to support its community access television activities, cooperative intergovernmental projects, and to explore new and changing technologies that will benefit member communities. The council, in turn, provides many services to our communities at little or no cost.