City upgrades TV equipment

February 22, 2011

By Staff

City leaders agreed in early February to upgrade equipment for the public access Channel 21.

Cable TV Commission members requested $60,000 to purchase broadcast hardware and software, as well as a dedicated media server. The commission said the upgrades should improve the production quality and functionality. In addition, the equipment should provide integrated programming and production through a single system.

Commissioners presented the request to Council Transportation Committee members in July and August. The committee signed off on the proposal and recommended for the full City Council to allocate $60,000 from the cable TV fund — the account for upgrades to the cable system — to cover the purchases. The council approved the expenditure in a unanimous decision Feb. 7.

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