DPTV

 

De Pere, Wisconsin's Gov. Cable Access Channel

Mission of De Pere TV

 

The mission of De Pere TV (DPTV) is to make local government accessible to the citizens of De Pere. DPTV will promote citizen access and exposure to local government and it will further government accountability. Finally, DPTV will promote citizen engagement with local government and the community.

 

About De Pere TV

 

DPTV is a government access channel as provided for under the Cable Communications Act of 1984, Section 531 and is funded by video service provider state franchise fees and local supporters. The channel is operated by the City of De Pere out of City Hall.

 

Broadcast Area

 

  • Charter Spectrum TV (formerly Time Warner Cable): Channel 4 in De Pere.
  • AT&T U-verse: Channel 99 in the Green Bay-Appleton Designated Market Area.
  • Online

 

About PEG Channels

 

Public, educational, and government (PEG) access channels started around 1970. Cable video service providers needed to build an infrastructure in order to offer their video service to potential clients. The video signal gets transmitted through cables which were installed in the public right of way. The local franchising authority, usually municipalities, negotiated with the video service providers to establish a franchise fee in exchange for their use of the public right of way. Additionally, the local franchising authority could request that the video service provider dedicate channels for locally relevant video transmission.

 

Public access channels allow for persons to submit or create their own programming for television broadcast. An example of this would be the Saturday Night Live recurring sketch (and subsequent movies) "Wayne's World" where two friends created their own public access show from their basement.

 

Educational access channels are used by educational institutions. These channels could be used as an avenue for the students to learn about, produce, and transmit video content, for the institute to broadcast information to students and the community, to transmit school board meetings, and rebroadcast local sporting events.

 

Government access channels are reserved for use by the local municipality. Coverage of board and committee meetings are commonly transmitted. Content can also include municipal information, reminders and tips for residents, election debates, election night coverage, and emergency information.

 

Channels can be one, two, or all three of the divisions of PEG.

 

Underwriters - Get your local business on TV in front of local customers!

 

De Pere TV offers a unique opportunity for local businesses to gain exposure through a hyper-local TV channel while showing your support of community and government transparency.

 

Sponsorships start at just $250 for one year of recognition!

 

Typical recognition for a $250/year sponsor:

 

  • Recognition during recorded board/committee meetings
  • 30-Second recognition spot broadcast on TV in between programming
  • Recognition on DPTV webpage on www.deperewi.gov

 

Survey information: (Take the survey here)

 

  • Over 65% of respondents watch De Pere TV on television
  • Meetings are the most watched content
  • Common Council meetings attract nearly twice as many viewers as the other meeting groups

 

Additional information:

 

Currently the following meeting groups are recorded:

 

  • Common Council (twice a month)
  • Plan Commission (monthly)
  • Board of Public Works (monthly)
  • Finance/Personnel Committee (monthly)
  • Board of Park Commissioners (monthly)
  • Historic Preservation Commission (monthly)
  • Redevelopment Authority (as needed)
  • Board of Approvals (as needed)
  • Business Improvement District Board (as needed)

 

Visit the About page, and view the Television Schedule!

 

Contact us today to get more information!

Can't make it to City Hall?  Curious what happened at the last meeting?

 

The City of De Pere endeavors to maintain openness and transparency in government.  Residents may not always be available to attend public meetings in person.

 

Therefore the main purpose of De Pere TV is to record and transmit these meetings for the residents, allowing for a variety of viewing opportunities. The most recent meetings are rebroadcast on television. Meetings are streamed live over the internet via the public meetings website and archived there for future viewing.

 

Want to watch one particular agenda item quickly?

 

One of the best features of the public meetings website is that it offers timed indexing of agenda items. On the video page click on an agenda item and the video will go directly to that item!

 

The City of De Pere's public meetings website offers an archive of past meeting videos since late 2011. There you will also find public agendas, agenda packets, minutes and more.

 

Currently the following meeting groups are recorded:

 

  • Common Council (twice a month)
  • Plan Commission
  • Board of Public Works
  • Finance/Personnel Committee
  • Board of Park Commissioners
  • Historic Preservation Commission
  • Redevelopment Authority (as needed)
  • Board of Approvals (as needed)

 

 

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