Independent Video Producers on San Antonio Public Access TV

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Holiday Lights

Views of homes decorated with Christmas lights in San Antonio Texas. Filmed December 2008. This clip was for San Antonio Public Acces TV.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

The Future of Broadband Policy

Miller of the Media and Democracy Coalition and Benjamin Lennet of the New America Foundation discuss with media activists from San Antonio TX Hannnah on what the future of broadband and media policy should be and what comments should be presented to the Obama Administration. This clip was for San Antonio Public Access TV, Perspective Prisms Show Sundays 8am and 5pm.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Holiday River Parade 2008

The annual San Antonio Holiday River Parade. The parade happens the day after Thanksgiving and the downtown Riverwalk is lit up with holiday lights and a parade of river floats. Espanol - El desfile annual de Navidad en San Antonio en el Paseo del Rio. This clip was for San Antonio Public Access TV, Perspective Prisms Show, Sundays 8:30am and 5:30pm, Digital CH 20 Time Warner, Grande Cable Ch 19.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

L. A. Public Access Channels being shut down Dec 31

Unfortunately, L. A. Public Access TV is going thru what San Antonio Public Access TV went thru on December 2005. 

Los Angeles, CA
 Producers and community activists are mustering forces to rally support for saving the public cable channels and public access studios in Los Angeles, at a full City Council hearing to be held on Wednesday, December 3, 2008 at 10 a.m. in the City Council Chambers at 200 No. Spring Street, 3rd Floor.

According to David R. Hernandez, President of the L.A. Public Access Coalition (LAPAC) in addition to the City Council's consderations on Wednesday, City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo is considering a request made by the LAPAC to seek an Injunction under the California Business and Professions Code 17200 to prevent Time Warner Cable from closing down fourteen public access studios and channels until such time as the City has provided alternative and equal facilities in their place.

In a letter dated November 30, 2008 Hernandez contends "the action of (Time Warner) closing fourteen public access sutdios offends public policy, is immoral, unethical, oppressive, unscrupulous and causes substantial injury to consumers who will be prevented from viewing independent programs on the City Public Access channels. Read the entire letter here.

On November 22, 2008 the L. A. Council Committee on Information Technology Agency (ITA) approved a recommendation to consolidate all the public access channels into four government controlled channels and sent it on the the Full Council for final approval.

The controversy surrounding the Time Warner Cable plans to close all public access operations by December 31, 2008 stems from legislation (DIVCA) enacted in 2007 establishing a State Franchising system under the oversight of the California Public Utilities Commission whereby
cable operators pay a franchising fee to the Cities in leiu of operating and maintaining the public access studios and channels. See ITA website for description of recommendations.