CCTV - Chittenden Community Television - 802.862.1645
CCTV is a non-profit organization, founded in 1984 for the purpose of promoting public access to cable and new technologies, managing access projects, developing training programs and providing video production and distribution services. CCTV is overseen by a 13 member at-large board and currently staffed by 20 full and part-time employees.
CCTV is a charter member of the Vermont Access Network, an organizational member of the Alliance for Community Media and the Community Technology Center's Network. CCTV is also the first US member of the International CyberSkills Association.
Current CCTV Initiatives (as of '97)
CCTV works with communities interested in starting public access television and technology centers. Current projects include technical assistance to Richmond Cable Television and Mount Mansfield Community Television.
PRODUCTION / DISTRIBUTION PROJECTS
Current clients include the Vermont School Board, City of Burlington and Govenor's Office, Grant funded production includes to Point-Counter-Point a legislative debate series.
CHANNEL 17 / TOWN MEETING TELEVISION - 802.862.3966
Channel 17 is Adelphia Cable's government access channel serving suscribers in Burlington, South Burlington, Colchester, Williston, Winooski, Essex, Essex Junction, and St. George. Launched in 1990, Channel 17 is overseen by a non-profit trust of municipal representatives who hire CCTV to operate the Channel. CCTV provides production services, trains volunteers, runs, playback and promtes Channel 17 with 2 full-time and 6 part-time staff members.
CHANNEL 2 / CHAMPLAIN CABLE TELEVISION - 802.862.5724
Channel 2 is Lake Champlain Cable's public access channel serving suscribers in Colchester, Milton, and Georgia. Launched in 1993, Channel 2 is overseen by a non-profit board of municipal, educational and at-large representatives who hire CCTV to operate the Channel. CCTV provides production services, trains volunteers, runs playback and promotes Channel 2 with one full time and one part-time staff member.
OLD NORTH END COMMUNITY / TECHNOLOGY CENTER - 802.860.4057
ONE C/TC was launched by CCTV in order to expand the definition of public access in a digital era and to provide an engine for job training and economic development in Burlington's Enterprise Community. ONE C/TC was launched in 1994 and, over the past two years, was funded by HUD Enterprise Community grant. The Enterprise Community grant is overseen by an at-large group of Burlington citizens known as the Enterprise Community Steering Committee. ONE C/TC is staffed by Old North End residents and provides CyberSkills to a market that ranges from the immediate neighborhood to the nation at large.
CyberSkills are the awareness and skills necessary for individuals and organizations to participate in the global digital economy. CyberSkills include Awareness Raising Workshops, basic and professional computer training, technical services. ONE C/TC collaborated with the Vermont Department of Employment and Training, the City of Burlington and a variety of non-profits in the Enterprise Community. Revenue includes grant funding and earned income from training activities. ONE C/TC works cloely with ICL Ltd. of Great Britain and the International CyberSkills Association. The organization is negotiating a contract to be the first northamerican site to deliver the CyberSkills model across the United States.
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