Interview with Senator Woodsome and Tony Vigue

Important Interview with Senator Woodsome and Tony Vigue!!! For more than 30 years your community television stations have been on the lower numbered channels (typically 1-20) Spectrum/Charter is taking your channel and slamming it up to the 1300s. Find out about Legislation that is going forth to prevent this unethical corporate bullying.

Saco River Chronicles: Tony Vigue & State Senator David Woodsome from srctv on Vimeo.

Thanks to our cousin station out of Saco for sharing this interview!

CTAM Meeting – Community Media Day – Saturday October 20th, 2018

All Station Managers, Producers, Town Managers and Elected Officials are invited to attend this important event at the South Portland Community Television station. CTAM will address Maine’s non-discrimination bill to protect residents and municipalities. Also, presenters will shed light on the national legislation to further deregulate the cable industry which threatens traditional municipal regulatory control of your town’s communication networks and could put an end to franchise fees.

SVTV/CMMA Director of Development a pivotal part of Expert Media Panel to present at the Maine Municipal Association Convention October 3rd, 2018

The Community Television Association of Maine (CTAM) will be presenting a workshop at the Maine Municipal Association (MMA) Autumn Convention at the Augusta Civic Center on October 3rd, 10:45am-12:00pm. The expert panel is comprised Tony Vigue, former president of CTAM; Michael Edgecomb, cable franchise and broadband consultant with the James W. Sewall Company; and “Twinkle” Marie Manning, Director of Development of the Central Maine Media Alliance (CMMA). The presentation is designed answer questions about the function and future of community television and PEG Media. Panelists will guide municipal officials through The Cable Franchise Renewal Process, discuss Maine’s upcoming non-discrimination legislative bill and address the new Federal legislation that the FCC is pushing forth to further deregulate cable and threatens traditional municipal regulatory control of individual town’s communication networks.


IMPORTANT PSA: Non-Discrimination Legislative Bill

Our amazing colleagues (Moe, Cynthia and Nathan) at South Portland TV created this video for the Community Television Association of Maine about the upcoming Legislative Bill so that all Maine stations and media centers could share it with residents in their locales.  Stay tuned for details about the Maine Municipal Association’s Autumn Convention as three CTAM members, including CMMA’s own Director of Development “Twinkle” Marie Manning will be making presentations on the Franchise Renewal Process as well as providing information about the Legislative Bill.

PEG Non-Discrimination PSA with Music and Voice Over from SPC-TV on Vimeo.


New York Moves to Kick Spectrum Out of State

This article is relevant to Maine Municipalities as Spectrum is the largest cable company in our State, committing the same infractions here as it is everywhere it operates.  The Community Television Association of Maine (CTAM) and CMMA members have been active in creating legislation that will go to the Statehouse this year to protect citizens.  CTAM and CMMA have been extending outreach to municipalities to support the bill and to encourage them to seek out professional assistance when negotiating with Spectrum for franchise renewal contracts, and to ensure that Spectrum living up to existing arrangements (in most cases it is not).



Create Your Own Town-Related TV Show Series

You know how wonderful your small town is – now is the opportunity to let the rest of Maine, and even the world know!

As an affiliate of Central Maine Media Alliance (CMMA), SVTV offers its member municipalities the opportunity to benefit from having many facets of their town highlighted on a professional broadcast quality television series. The content created will air throughout our CMMA distribution channels including on the Cable channel in each municipality we serve in our region, online websites and social media platforms, and can even be embedded into your Town’s websites as a way to capture the attention of those searching for information about your town.

From quality of life and artistic endeavors, government issues and social topics, to benefits of doing business in your town and spotlighting entrepreneurs, non-profit groups, municipal committees, special events and community projects, these television programs offer a tool to engage with your residents and neighboring communities. These shows can span the range of exploring your Town’s history and current culture, to sharing your vision for the future. The economic development and community-building potential of such a show is enormous!

This package includes:

In-studio setting with professional producers and directors, video recording and editing, creation of promotional press releases and publicity, casting director, guest scheduler, programmer, volunteer coordinator, outreach personnel, and branding.

While the value of this production package is $1,200 per episode, our Member Municipalities receive a weekly show at no charge!

For more information, please contact:

“Twinkle” Marie Manning, CMMA Director of Development

Funeral Procession for fallen officer: Cpl. Eugene Cole

More than 40 law enforcement vehicles from around the country are weaving their way towards Bangor from Skowhegan, Maine this morning for the funeral procession of Cpl. Eugene Cole to Bangor. In Newport, Rt 2 was lined with law enforcement and fire fighters from throughout Sebasticook Valley region and as far away as Dover-Foxcroft to honor their fallen officer.

(This video was captured by a resident via an iPhone at 11:10am). #RememberEugeneCole


Municipal Endorsement

The CMMA recently received this letter of endorsement from the Town of Farmington to share with all municipalities, town managers and elected officials in our Central Maine Region.  Sebasticook Valley residents and representatives, please take note of the benefit SVTV/CMMA has to offer our region!