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BCI Contract for Cork Community TV
28 May 2009 :
The BCI has signed a ten year broadcasting contract with Cork Community Television Limited (CCTv) which will provide a community television service for Cork City and environs. CCTv begins broadcasting today (Thurs 28 May) on Channel 803 of UPC’s digital cable package.

In its first year, CCTv will broadcast for one to two hours daily. The schedule will build as community involvement is increased. It is envisioned the content broadcast on the station will include issues-based discussion programmes and community based news; documentaries, arts and educational programmes.

Speaking about the signing, Conor J. Maguire, Chairperson of the BCI said: “We are delighted to sign this contract with CCTv, which is the third such community television service to be licensed by the Commission. Community television is an important part of the broadcasting landscape in enabling a participative, approach to broadcasting, while at the same time promoting principles of community development. I wish all involved with the station every success in the coming years.”

CCTv was represented at the signings by Siobhán O’Neill, Chairperson and Emma Bowell, Secretary. Conor J. Maguire, Chairperson and Celene Craig, Secretary to the Board of the BCI, signed on behalf of the Commission.



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