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'''Public''' channels are channels that produce and broadcast content by and for members of the community. Some communities have restrictions, such as that amateur producers must take a course on how to produce TV content (generally offered by the network), or that they can't be making any productions for profit (as the networks themselves are usually non-profit). As far as content goes, there are [[UsefulNotes/TheFirstAmendment few restrictions on the type of content it can be]], so long as it is not vulgar, obscene, or hateful. Not many people use this avenue of video production and sharing anymore, with the advent of video-sharing websites such as Website/YouTube and Website/{{Vimeo}}. However, they ''do'' offer the advantage of genuine TV equipment and studio sets, something your average {{YouTube}}r might not have access to, and they ''can'' be a good place to start if you want to get into television production. They may also show broadcasts of events in the community, or even local news.

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'''Public''' channels are channels that produce and broadcast content by and for members of the community. Some communities have restrictions, such as that amateur producers must take a course on how to produce TV content (generally offered by the network), or that they can't be making any productions for profit (as the networks themselves are usually non-profit). As far as content goes, there are [[UsefulNotes/TheFirstAmendment few restrictions on the type of content it can be]], so long as it is not vulgar, obscene, or hateful. Not many people use this avenue of video production and sharing anymore, with the advent of video-sharing websites such as Website/YouTube and Website/{{Vimeo}}. However, they ''do'' offer the advantage of genuine TV equipment and studio sets, something your average {{YouTube}}r Website/{{YouTube}}r might not have access to, and they ''can'' be a good place to start if you want to get into television production. They may also show broadcasts of events in the community, or even local news.


'''Government''' channels generally show things like the minutes of town or city council meetings, or such meetings as they occur. (Think Network/C-SPAN, but on a local level.) They may also be used to alert residents of a town or city of changes to local laws or tax policies, reminders of upcoming elections and how to register as a voter, or for local campaigns (for positions such as mayor, or city council.)

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'''Government''' channels generally show things like the minutes of town or city council meetings, or such meetings as they occur. (Think Network/C-SPAN, Network/{{C-SPAN}}, but on a local level.) They may also be used to alert residents of a town or city of changes to local laws or tax policies, reminders of upcoming elections and how to register as a voter, or for local campaigns (for positions such as mayor, or city council.)


'''Public''' channels are channels that produce and broadcast content by and for members of the community. Some communities have restrictions, such as that amateur producers must take a course on how to produce TV content (generally offered by the network), or that they can't be making any productions for profit (as the networks themselves are usually non-profit). As far as content goes, there are [[UsefulNotes/TheFirstAmendment few restrictions on the type of content it can be]], so long as it is not vulgar, obscene, or hateful. Not many people use this avenue of video production and sharing anymore, with the advent of video-sharing websites such as Website/YouTube and Website/{{Vimeo}}. However, they ''do'' offer the advantage of genuine TV equipment and studio sets, something your average {{YouTube}}r might not have access to. They may also show broadcasts of events in the community, or even local news.

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'''Public''' channels are channels that produce and broadcast content by and for members of the community. Some communities have restrictions, such as that amateur producers must take a course on how to produce TV content (generally offered by the network), or that they can't be making any productions for profit (as the networks themselves are usually non-profit). As far as content goes, there are [[UsefulNotes/TheFirstAmendment few restrictions on the type of content it can be]], so long as it is not vulgar, obscene, or hateful. Not many people use this avenue of video production and sharing anymore, with the advent of video-sharing websites such as Website/YouTube and Website/{{Vimeo}}. However, they ''do'' offer the advantage of genuine TV equipment and studio sets, something your average {{YouTube}}r might not have access to.to, and they ''can'' be a good place to start if you want to get into television production. They may also show broadcasts of events in the community, or even local news.



Leased-Access channels: These are similar to the Public channels, except that their productions ''can'' be for-profit, and the channels are funded (in whole or in part) by ads for local businesses.

Municipal Access channels: Similar to PEG channels, but may also be used to create content for an institution such as a church, an {{NGO}} in the local community, a private school, or a college. (Similar to CollegeRadio.) These may be paid for with funds from the institution, the community, cable or satellite bills, or any combination of the above. They are, however, almost always non-profit.

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Leased-Access channels: '''Leased-Access channels''': These are similar to the Public channels, except that their productions ''can'' be for-profit, and the channels are funded (in whole or in part) by ads for local businesses.

Municipal '''Municipal Access channels: channels''': Similar to PEG channels, but may also be used to create content for an institution such as a church, an {{NGO}} in the local community, a private school, or a college. (Similar to CollegeRadio.) These may be paid for with funds from the institution, the community, cable or satellite bills, or any combination of the above. They are, however, almost always non-profit.


'''Educational''' channels produce content usually intended for distance-learning. (Think HomeschooledKids, and adults who are attending CorrespondenceSchool or studying to get their GED.) They may also be used by school systems to let parents know about the goings-on at the schools, such as the first day of the schoolyear, or the holiday pageant, or a bake sale.

'''Government''' channels generally show things like the minutes of town or city council meetings, or such meetings as they occur. (Think Network/C-SPAN, but on a local level.) They may also be used to alert residents of a town or city of changes to local laws or tax policies, reminders of upcoming elections and how to register as a voter, or for local campaigns (for positions such as mayor, or city council.)

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'''Educational''' channels produce content usually intended for distance-learning. (Think HomeschooledKids, and adults who are attending CorrespondenceSchool taking {{Correspondence Course}}s, or studying to get their GED.) They may also be used by school systems to let parents know about the goings-on at the schools, such as the first day of the schoolyear, or the holiday pageant, or a bake sale.

'''Government''' channels generally show things like the minutes of town or city council meetings, or such meetings as they occur. (Think Network/C-SPAN, but on a local level.) They may also be used to alert residents of a town or city of changes to local laws or tax policies, reminders of upcoming elections and how to register as a voter, or for local campaigns (for positions such as mayor, or city council.))

Some other channel types follow a similar format, but are not, strictly speaking, PEG Channels. These include:

Leased-Access channels: These are similar to the Public channels, except that their productions ''can'' be for-profit, and the channels are funded (in whole or in part) by ads for local businesses.

Municipal Access channels: Similar to PEG channels, but may also be used to create content for an institution such as a church, an {{NGO}} in the local community, a private school, or a college. (Similar to CollegeRadio.) These may be paid for with funds from the institution, the community, cable or satellite bills, or any combination of the above. They are, however, almost always non-profit.

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PEG channels are channels set aside for '''P'''ublic productions, '''E'''ducational programming, and '''G'''overnment programming. They are set aside by the cable or satellite provider in a given community, usually in partnership with that community. Some larger communities will also have smaller similar channels for churches, or a local college, in addition to the usual three. You might see them listed as "Local Access" or simply "Access" channels. They are generally paid for with a percentage of the money paid each month to the consumer's cable or satellite provider, as well as (particularly with educational or government channels) tax money. They are divided up into categories based on the type of content they provide:

'''Public''' channels are channels that produce and broadcast content by and for members of the community. Some communities have restrictions, such as that amateur producers must take a course on how to produce TV content (generally offered by the network), or that they can't be making any productions for profit (as the networks themselves are usually non-profit). As far as content goes, there are [[UsefulNotes/TheFirstAmendment few restrictions on the type of content it can be]], so long as it is not vulgar, obscene, or hateful. Not many people use this avenue of video production and sharing anymore, with the advent of video-sharing websites such as Website/YouTube and Website/{{Vimeo}}. However, they ''do'' offer the advantage of genuine TV equipment and studio sets, something your average {{YouTube}}r might not have access to. They may also show broadcasts of events in the community, or even local news.

'''Educational''' channels produce content usually intended for distance-learning. (Think HomeschooledKids, and adults who are attending CorrespondenceSchool or studying to get their GED.) They may also be used by school systems to let parents know about the goings-on at the schools, such as the first day of the schoolyear, or the holiday pageant, or a bake sale.

'''Government''' channels generally show things like the minutes of town or city council meetings, or such meetings as they occur. (Think Network/C-SPAN, but on a local level.) They may also be used to alert residents of a town or city of changes to local laws or tax policies, reminders of upcoming elections and how to register as a voter, or for local campaigns (for positions such as mayor, or city council.)

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