MVCC Hosting an Open House on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, from 6pm to 8pm
Residents can tour a TV station and learn how to create local television and podcast programming
For 47 years,viewers throughout the region who want the best in local television programming have been tuning in to the Miami Valley Communications Council (MVCC) and their four public access channels. During those five decades, our community residents ha ve been an integral part of th is television process; as an access center, MVCC has provided the cameras, studio, equipment, and channel time to tell local stories . That mission sees a renewed focus on May 4, 2022, when the public is invited to our Open Hou se event showcasing the newest
television equipment and volunteer opportunities.
“This open house is a great chance for someone who wants to make media to see all the ways you can create television and we provide all of the training too,” sa id MVCC Community Coordinator Liberty Lord. “We have all the equipment you would need, and it is available for use at no cost to our certified producers.”
The open house will feature MVCC’s television studio and virtual set technology while also giving peo ple a chance to run camera s for a live event ; Springboro Community Theatre will be performing improvisational pieces, music, and scenes in the studio and live on Channel 991 from 6:00 pm 8:00pm . Visitors can also try out the new high definition podcast ce nter, created in 2021 to give storytellers and local voices another way to be heard.
“We’re just welcoming everyone to come on over and take a guided tour,” said Programming Supervisor Ray Gambrel. “You’re going to see how we broadcast four different chan nels and learn how you can make TV.” He noted that there was plenty to offer for someone who didn’t want to produce videos. “We have so many volunteering opportunities available to help make community TV , such as parades and sports, or running cameras in the studio.”
Gambrel said that current video creators should also stop by to see how their social media content can be played on cable television which is both a free service and a great opportunity to expand their viewership.
MVCC is located at 1195 East Alex Bell Road in Centerville, and parking will be available both on site and at the adjacent parking lot on Olde Greenbrier Lane.
The Miami Valley Communications Council operates four cable access channels with cable providers Spectrum TV and A T&T TV. Complete program schedule listings, as well as on demand viewing, can be found at www.mvcc.video . MVCC was formed in 1976 as a council of governments representing the eight member cities of Centerville, Germant own, Kettering, Miamisburg, Moraine, Oakwood, Springboro, and West Carrollton.
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.