MVCC Open House Draws Crowds to Community Access Television
New classes premiering in May are a great way to start as a media creator
On May 5, 2022, the Miami Valley Communications Council (MVCC) invited the public to see what community access television is all about – and the community responded. Nearly one hundred visitors stopped by from 6:00pm to 8:00pm for a tour that showcased all the technology available (for free) to future media creators, television producers, and podcast hosts.
In addition to seeing how four television channels are programmed and operated, tour takers were able to operate cameras for a live two-hour performance by the Springboro Community Theatre, and go behind the scenes on producing a show of that magnitude. Cablecast live on CATV991 and EATV21, the Springboro Community Theatre presented an evening of music, singing, and improv comedy. Viewers who missed the show can catch the stream at: http://vod.mvcc.video:8080/CablecastPublicSite/show/11823?channel=4.
If you wanted to be part of a mobile production truck team, make a podcast, learn video editing, or see all the equipment available to check out (for free), the staff of MVCC demonstrated these options as well. Along the way, visitors heard about the key role MVCC plays in regional government projects, including the GATEway Fiber Network project which will be a valuable modern infrastructure tool for economic development initiatives.
An all-new series of classes designed to get media creators quickly creating television and podcasts was also unveiled that evening. Want to see if making television is for you? Try the free orientation class! Go to www.MVCCclasses.com for more information and a selection of workshops available. In addition, nearly all advanced training workshops are available for free. For questions or more information, contact Liberty Lord at ten.ccvm@droll or (937) 438-8887, or send an email to ten.ccvm@reetnulov.
Special thanks to food trucks Little Boijon Asian Cuisine and Billie Gold Bubble Tea for the on-site hospitality.
The Miami Valley Communications Council operates four cable access channels with cable providers Spectrum TV and AT&T TV. Complete program schedule listings, as well as on-demand viewing, can be found at www.mvcc.video. MVCC was formed in 1975 as a council of governments representing the eight member cities of Centerville, Germantown, 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.