Sunday, January 16, 2011

Public TV Industry Corp. Launches Website To Fight For Public Access Channels

L. A. LEGENDS, CIVIC LEADERS LEADING THE BATTLE TO
RESTORE PUBLIC ACCESS TELEVISION



Los Angeles, CA --The campaign to protect and restore Public Access Television studios and channels has begun in the heart of the media capitol of the world, in the City of Los Angeles. The Public Television Industry Corporation (“PTIC”) has launched a website to attract supporters and television producers to join the cause.


BOARD OF ADVISORS

The PTIC chairman is B. Scott Minerd, the Chief Investment Officer of Guggenheim Partners. Other Founding Members of the Board are Stanley Sheinbaum, ACLU Free Speech Advocate, actor Edward Asner, past President of the Screen Actors Guild, Ron Kaye, former Editor of the L A Daily News (1984-2008), and many more. To view the entire list with bios, please visit the PTIC website.


SIGN UP TO RECEIVE EMAIL NEWSLETTERS

The new website, located at http://www.ptic.tv/, is encouraging visitors who want to join the campaign to sign up to receive email newsletters on developments. Producers with programming they want aired on public access channels can learn how they can participate with PTIC to submit their programming.


PUBLIC HEARINGS: TO WIN BACK PUBLIC ACCESS CHANNELS?

PTIC Newsletters feature important news and hearing dates when the City and County Governments hold Budget Hearings to disperse the millions of dollars earmarked for public access TV. The newsletters are to keep PTIC subscribers on top of the issues and remind government officials that PEG trust funds were set aside specifically to provide for Public Studios and Channels. PEG stands for Public, Education & Government and, under state laws, the approximately $30 million in Cable and Telecom Franchise Fees the government entities in Los Angeles area received are to be used solely to support the PEG channels in the area, not converted to other uses.


SAVING THE PUBLIC ACCESS CHANNELS IN AMERICA

To learn how and why PTIC was formed, watch the exclusive 6-min. preview here. The four part, twelve segment series can be viewed online HERE. Available for airing on Community and Public Access channels upon request to Full Disclosure Network



  • Four-part series covering the history of Public Access TV, featuring: Producers, Actors, Directors, Civic Leaders and Government Officials.
  • Revealing how we lost the public channels due to State Legislation, and who was behind the campaign to silence the public.
  • Hear from Producers about the tragic loss of the public's voice in our communities.


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