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Public Access (Time Warner Channel 20)
Channel 20 is a division of the City of Buffalo Office of Telecommunications. The Office is responsible for programming on Channel 20.
Types of Programming
Services available at Public access organizations are often low cost or free of charge, with an inclusive, content neutral, first-come, first-served, free speech ideology.
Users of Public access stations may participate at most levels of this structure to make content that is meaningful and reflective of their experience within their communities.
Public access centers are not necessarily bound to traditional one and one half hour block schedules, programs may be about 30 or 60 minutes but may also be of any length, depending on local organizational policies.
It is also common in public access centers to sponsor programming that was produced outside of the municipality, often with a local resident or sponsor garnering the programming. Public access centers also may solicit programming that may be valuable to the community despite its origination point.
Programming Policies and Restrictions
1. Programming must meet all FCC regulations and applicable federal, state and local laws.
2. As the channel is intended to provide education-related programming, program requests must be submitted to Buffalo TV from certified educational institutions. Buffalo TV may also create programming of an educational nature.
4. Endorsements- No promotion, endorsements or advertising for any private business, commercial service or product, profit-making activity, political candidate or partisan cause will be allowed on the channel. Solicitations for charitable, civic or religious donations are also precluded. Brief video credits may be displayed at the conclusion of programs involving donations of special materials or assistance from commercial or charitable enterprises.
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Photos by Angel Art LTP, compliments of the Greater Buffalo Convention and Visitors Bureau. Additional photos by Adrian Roselli, compliments of Algonquin Studios