MWDN: Southborough cable TV committee considering forming nonprofit

Above: Cable Access Facilitator Lou D’Amico setting up to broadcast a Board of Selectmen meeting

From today’s Metrowest Daily News:

The town’s cable television committee is looking into whether the town should get out of the business of running its own station.

The committee is expected to meet with selectmen in December, Assistant Town Administrator Vanessa Hale said, to discuss information it has been gathering on the subject.

In a letter to the cable committee this summer, Boston attorney Peter J. Epstein spelled out a number of reasons why forming a separate nonprofit organization to run the cable station would be a good idea.

The nonprofit would be able to hire, manage and pay for its staff and would be completely separate from the town, Epstein wrote, a model he said is the most common in the state.

You can read more in this article by the MWDN.

So, while we’re talking about cable access television, tell me, do you ever watch it? Are there types of programming you’d like to see that aren’t there now? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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