Truckee TV gets connected |

Truckee TV gets connected

Nevada County TeleVision hopes to air Truckee government meetings on a new channel being launched by both Comcast and Suddenlink.

“We want to be a hub in connecting the entire county,” said Lew Sitzer, NCTV’s Executive Director.

The new channel was written into both the Comcast and Suddenlink franchise agreements in June of 2006, according to Steve Monaghan, the Chief Informational Officer for Nevada County. The infrastructure that will allow different government meetings to be fed directly to NCTV is expected to be finished next month.

Because of the new channel, Suddenlink customers of Truckee will be able to view public meeting broadcasts from all over Nevada County.

The new channel, the number of which is still to be determined, will strictly be used to broadcast governmental programs such as planning commission and town council meetings.

“This is concerning to us,” said Cristie Bray with Channel 6 Truckee Tahoe Community TeleVision. “I’ve been trying to negotiate with Suddenlink and the Town to get a second channel.”

However, a representative from Suddenlink said that they had not received any formal request about a second channel for TTCTV from the Town of Truckee.

Until further notice, there has not been a date set for the launch of NCTV’s channel.

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