Bath Community Television
will provide access to the creation and
dissemination of Public, Educational, and
Governmental television programming which will
strive to showcase the City of Bath and inform
Bath Community Television (BCTV) is a
resource provided by the franchise agreement
between the City of Bath and Susquehanna
Communications. BCTV originates from the
Recreation Department on Sheridan Drive in Bath.
Channel time is shared equally with each aspect
of PEG (Public, Education and Government). BCTV
is funded by Franchise Fees, which are equal to
5% of Susquehanna Communication's gross annual
revenue in the City of Bath. The cable TV
subscribers in Bath subsequently pay these fees.
The amount subscribers pay is noted on the
monthly Suscom-Maine.Com billings.
The BCTV channel will be established
providing Bath residents, businesses and
organizations with LOCAL programming that will
reflect the needs of the community.
This manual of POLICIES AND GUIDELINES
contains RULES AND REGULATIONS that have been
adopted by the BATH COMMUNITY TELEVISION
STEERING COMMITTEE and the BATH CITY COUNCIL.
This manual is intended to provide guidelines
for the maximum utilization of resources by
Local production is a cooperative effort of
the City of Bath, community residents,
businesses, schools and organizations in Bath.
By the options and capabilities it offers, Bath
Community Television, provides facilities,
resources, expertise and training so that
programming of local interest and importance can
be produced by community members and groups. All
programming is produced by the groups described
above. Bath Community Television produces no
programming as a separate entity.
Bath Community Television is intended to
serve the particular needs and interests of the
individuals and groups named above, hence the
community at large. Community produced programs
provide an alternate method of disseminating
information and offering entertainment of
distinct local appeal and value.
By its nature, the views and opinions
presented in community productions are those of
the originating person or group and do not
necessarily represent those of the City of Bath
or Susquehanna Communications.
Facilities and training essential to
community production are available at no charge
and training will be provided periodically in
areas of interest to the participant.
The use of the Bath Community Television
facilities or channel by one or a few select
groups or individuals in a monopolistic manner
is not deemed to be in the public interest. Use
limitations will be applied only in cases where
the public interest is not being maintained