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The Government Channel (Time Warner Channel 22)
Channel 22 is the City's Government Channel, part of the City's overall "PEG" (Public, Educational and Government) Access Program. Government Access is similar to Public Access in that they are both non-commercial and primarily consist of locally produced or local-interest programming. Government Access programs include Common Council Meetings, Buffalo Control Board Meetings, Erie County Meetings, Press Conferences & Citi Stat Meetings featuring the Honorable Mayor Byron W. Brown. The BMTC operates and programs the channel. The following are station policies:
The mission of Buffalo TV 22 (Time Warner Channel 22) is to serve the people of Buffalo, NY, by providing accurate, quality and informative TV programming about policies, services and activities of City Government and to stimulate and encourage all people representing Buffalo's diverse communities to involve themselves in local government issues and the local government process. Governmental Access is a forum for governmental bodies, to give them a vehicle to inform the public.
Goals for Buffalo TV 22/ Time Warner Channel 22
Buffalo TV 22 was created as part of the cable television franchise agreement with the City's former cable television provider, TCI. That commitment was continued by Adelphia, and in August 2006 acquired by our City's current cable provider Time Warner, Inc.
Buffalo TV 22 is for use by the City, in which the programming is non-commercial, informational programming regarding government and educational activities and programs.
Buffalo TV 22 is a division of the City of Buffalo Office of Telecommunications. The Office is responsible for programming on Channel 22.
Types of Programming
Meeting Coverage: Coverage of the Buffalo Common Council and other public meetings deemed appropriate. Some meetings will be carried "gavel-to-gavel" (unedited and without editorial comment). Other programs may be edited for content and broadcast purposes.
City Produced Programs: Programming produced by Buffalo TV that is non-commercial in nature and about topics of interest to the local community.
Outside Produced Programs: Non-commercial programming produced by outside sources; generally of an educational or general public interest nature.
Programming Policies and Restrictions
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