WisconsinEye

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WisconsinEye
WisconsinEye Logo.png
Launched May 16, 2007
Owned by WisconsinEye Public Affairs Network, Inc.
Slogan Watch Who We Are
Country Wisconsin, U.S.
Broadcast area Statewide on digital cable
Headquarters Madison, Wisconsin
Website WisEye.org
Availability
Cable
Time Warner Cable 363
Charter Communications 995
Other systems throughout Wisconsin Check local channel listings
Streaming media
Main Channel Air Feed
Capitol Feed 1 Capitol 1
Capitol Feed 2 Capitol 2

WisconsinEye is a non-profit, private public affairs cable network in the state of Wisconsin, USA. The network airs gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Wisconsin Legislature, including floor sessions of the Wisconsin State Assembly and Wisconsin State Senate, plus committee meetings and other programs of state interest such as panels, town halls, and programs about state history. The coverage is available live both on the cable network as well as through the WisconsinEye website.

The channel is being financed by private donors including Wisconsin billionaires Ken and Diane Hendricks, who have contributed more than US$1 million. The channel is partnering with Charter Communications and Time Warner Cable in order to reach over 60 percent of the state's population, and is available on the lifeline tier of both systems for those with a digital cable receiver (Charter channel 995, Time Warner channel 363). The channel began operations in May 2007, and although the network's signal is 480i SDTV, all programming is acquired in 1080i with high-definition television (HD) cameras and equipment and presented in letterbox format, suggesting a simple transition to an HD signal should the opportunity arise.[1]

The network has a strict license regarding use of state legislature and other network footage in any way other than for reference purposes and disallows it from being used in political advertising, an issue which came to the forefront with a Green Bay-targeted ad by a Planned Parenthood political action committee using the network's footage in September 2013.[2]

The channel was removed from Time Warner at the end of the original carriage agreement in early 2009 due to the network wanting payment for carriage, but eventually returned to that provider's systems in late March 2012.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wundrow, Hillary (21 June 2007). "WisEye will shine bright light on government". Beloit Daily News. Retrieved 2008-09-25. 
  2. ^ Marley, Patrick (30 August 2013). "Cable channel tells Planned Parenthood to pull Mike Ellis ad". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 

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