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Channel 8 Signal Temporarily Disrupted

Viewers of Longmont Comcast Cable Channel 8 may experience some disruptions in service through the beginning of January. The City Council awarded a new service contract to Longmont Public Media (LPM) replacing the Longmont Cable Trust. During this transition period, programming will be interrupted and you may see a black screen or a “technical difficulties” message. We thank you for your patience while the new public access provider establishes its broadcast signal. LPM can be reached at macie@longmontpublicmedia.org.

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Through a franchise agreement with the City of Longmont, the local cable TV system (Comcast) provides three video cable channels to the the City of Longmont and the St. Vrain Valley School District.

Public Access - Channel 8 is the city's public access channel where local community programming can be found. It also is where the public can see City Council and Planning and Zoning meetings and about 17 other boards and commissions meetings. Channel 8 is operated by Longmont Public Media, a Makerspace specifically dedicated to the creation of media of all types and all platforms. Longmont Public Media operates Channel 8 under a service contract with the City of Longmont and it manages and controls public, education and government (PEG) access television in the city.

Educational Access - Channel 14 is reserved for the St. Vrain Valley School District where they are the primary users having editorial control over programming and services.

Government Access - Channel 16 is a video bulletin board providing information about the latest happenings in the City. The system continuously cycles 24 hours a day. Here are some of the topics shown:

  • City calendar of meetings
  • City sponsored events
  • Upcoming news for residents about city services, programs, classes
  • Current Job postings

 

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