Chicago Access Network Television

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Chicago Access Network Television
CANTVLogo-red.jpg
322 South Green Street Chicago, Illinois 60607-3544
Branding CAN TV
Channels Analog: Chicago Cable Channel 19, 21, 27, 36, 42
Digital: Chicago Cable Channel 19, 21, 27, 36, 42
Affiliations None/public access
Owner Chicago Access Corporation
Founded 1983
Call letters' meaning Chicago Access Network Television
Website http://www.cantv.org

Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV) is a public, educational, and government access (PEG) cable television service in Chicago, Illinois. The organization is funded by cable companies as part of their cable franchise agreements with the City of Chicago.[1] The companies are also required by law to carry the network's five channels.[2]

History[edit]

In 1983, the Chicago Access Corporation (CAC) was established by the City of Chicago as an independent nonprofit tasked with managing the public access channels in Chicago.[3]

Channels[edit]

CAN TV operates five cable television channels in Chicago. They are available on AT&T, Comcast, RCN, and WOW:

  • CAN TV19: Public Affairs, entertainment, documentary and arts
  • CAN TV21: Live, call-in Hotline shows, community events and arts coverage
  • CAN TV27: 24/7 local news and information
  • CAN TV36: Religious and inspirational programming
  • CAN TV42: Interactive community bulletin board with blues and jazz from WDCB-FM[4]

Programming[edit]

Any Chicago nonprofit or resident can submit noncommercial content to CAN TV for free, and over 10,000 new, local programs are shown on the network every year.[5] Submitted videos include independent productions and programs made using equipment and facilities provided by CAN TV.

Groups who produce programs using CAN TV's publicly accessible studio and equipment represent a wide range of communities, including seniors,[6] attorneys,[7] and people with disabilities.[8]

Chicago-based nonprofits also host live call-in shows from a dedicated studio at CAN TV. These programs are shown live on cable television in Chicago and online, with topics including youth media training,[9] neighborhood development,[10] and domestic violence.[11]

CAN TV also provides unedited coverage of community events in Chicago, offering live coverage of some events on cable television and online. Past coverage includes public forums,[12] political events like protests and hearings,[13] and arts events.[14]

Programs produced by CAN TV include:

  • Chicago Newsroom, where journalists and newsmakers analyze the week’s top local stories.
  • Perspectivas Latinas, which highlights community organizations serving the Latino community in Chicago.
  • Political Forum, which gives Chicagoans a direct line to their government.[15]

Past community-produced programs on CAN TV include:

Independent programming carried on CAN TV includes:

Training and Equipment Access[edit]

Chicago residents can choose from a wide range of classes at CAN TV to gain the skills needed to make a video. After becoming members, residents then get access to the equipment they trained to use, including digital cameras, edit suites, and a TV studio.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/gay/lesbian/news/ARTICLE.php?AID=34646
  2. ^ http://illinoisentertainer.com/2011/03/media-march-2011/
  3. ^ http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/chicagotribune/doc/291031354.html?FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:FT&type=current&date=Jun%2019,%201987&author=Jim%20Sulski&pub=Chicago%20Tribune%20%28pre-1997%20Fulltext%29&edition=&startpage=&desc=PUBLIC-ACCESS%20TV%20IN%20CHICAGO:%20A%20MEDIUM%20WITH%20A%20MESSAGE
  4. ^ http://chicagoradioandmedia.com/news/6609-wdcb-fm-partners-with-chicago-s-can-tv
  5. ^ http://cantv.org/watch-now/
  6. ^ http://www.lifemattersmedia.org/2014/10/chicago-theatre-seniors-new-production-explores-end-life-decisions/
  7. ^ http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/la-grange-western-springs/community/chi-ugc-article-lagrange-park-resident-is-guest-on-illinois-s-2013-06-28-story.html
  8. ^ http://abc7chicago.com/archive/6883795
  9. ^ http://focus-on-tomorrow.org/985/
  10. ^ http://ragenglewood.org/2014/09/
  11. ^ http://arabamericanfamilyservices.org/aafs-featured-on-can-tv/
  12. ^ http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/HIV-AIDS-advocates-mark-natl-testing-day/43491.html
  13. ^ http://www.progressillinois.com/news/content/2013/05/01/watch-chicago-may-day-rally-video
  14. ^ http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20141020/old-town/documentary-examining-cps-closings-premiering-at-history-museum
  15. ^ http://www.sixthward.us/2014/04/can-tv-political-forum-with-ald.html
  16. ^ http://illinoisentertainer.com/2013/02/media-february-2013
  17. ^ http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-01-25/entertainment/ct-ent-0126-jbtv-20120125_1_jbtv-bands-nbcuniversal
  18. ^ http://cantv.org/be-on-can-tv/make-it-yourself/can-tv-classes/

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