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 TwinkleManning@gmail.com

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!

Public Forums

We are hosting Public Forums throughout the Central Maine Region in communities interested in having access to the CMMA channel, and/or creating a media hub in their municipality or region.

April 11, 2018 – CMMA’s Sebasticook Valley Region Public Forum – thanks to our sibling station MT BLue TV for capturing the photo

CMMA’s evolving mission

The mission of Central Maine Media Alliance (CMMA) is to connect people in the Central Maine Region with community TV and PEG Media that is created and managed locally, dedicated to the free and creative exchange of ideas and culture, and reflective of the diversity of our towns. We do this by teaching the art of TV production and multi-media platforms and by giving voice to stories that are vital to our community.

We look forward to serving the Sebasticook Valley area municipalities!

Video of Public Forum at Pittsfield Public Library

We had a full house at Pittsfield Public Library last night. Many positive comments and enthusiasm for bringing CMMA’s services to Pittsfield and the Sebasticook Valley Region. The Panel discussion is at the beginning, followed by a vibrant Q&A session with attendees. It’s cool to note that we even had children in the audience who are eager to be part of this! Thank you to everyone who came out to support this project! We look forward to continuing to engage with our community and discover how best to support this region with our skills and expertise. Thanks to our Farmington station for recording and live-streaming this event for CMMA. One of the many benefits of our Alliance is the sharing of tools and technology!

 

Great News from Hawaii where Channel Slamming is Not Allowed!

Our PEG Media siblings in Hawaii have demonstrated to us that with diligence, transparency, and public engagement, justice in our industry can prevail.  The channel slamming by Charter/Spectrum is happening nationally and we are hearing more stories of justice being upheld in various regions and states.  Below is the recent success in Hawaii. We are mounting similar efforts here in Maine and throughout our New England Region to ensure our citizens’ rights to access local media is secured.

The ‘Ōlelo Channels Are NOT Moving

 

Job Posting: Freelance Backpack Producers

Job Summary

Central Maine Media Alliance is looking for Freelance Backpack Producers who have experience shooting sports and other community events.

Location: throughout Central Maine.

Freelance Backpack Producers are to attend live events and capture and live-stream footage to our broadcast standards.

Basic video editing is required. Knowledge of Adobe Premiere Pro software.

We pay on a per event basis. Candidates must have their own transportation.

Central Maine Media Alliance provides all equipment.

Experience preferred, training is available.  

Please submit cover letter and resume to: info@centralmainemedia.org

Questions: Call (207) 778-8146 or email info@centralmainemedia.org

Job Type: Per Diem

Salary: $50.00 to $150.00 per event