In the United States, every community that is served by one or more cable TV companies has the right to collect a cable television franchise fee, based on the Cable Communications Act of 1984 Section 622, from those cable companies to fund a Public-access television cable TV channel. In addition, if desired by the municipality, the cable television companies must make Public, educational, and government access (PEG) channels available for the public access entity to distribute the local programming.
Sandwich Community Television
SCT provides communication among local residents, government, and organizations by producing and broadcasting programs that focus on local people, government operation, issues and services. We provide complete coverage of ‘live’ government meetings of the Sandwich Board of Selectmen, Sandwich School Committee and Finance Committee. We do record the Sandwich Planning Board, and when scheduling allows, the Historic District Commission and Sandwich Housing Authority. Live meetings are encoded to our broadcast server and ready for re-broadcast within the hour. All meetings are indefinitely archived here on our website on their designated players (see channel tab). All meetings are rebroadcast throughout the week on channel 15 and 14, and posted on FaceBook and Twitter. The meetings are recorded gavel to gavel and are always rebroadcast in their entirety.
We also accept programs from other access studios if requested by a local Sandwich resident. We share our locally produced programs with public access centers throughout Cape Cod and the nation on TelVue Connect, a national sharing server. SCT also imports programs from TelVue Connect if content is of regional interest or focuses on a universal theme.