A new cable deal for Chicago
May 3, 2012
"The media coverage was all about the City Council's approval of the Infrastructure Trust, but another issue on the agenda of the council's April 24 session was Chicago’s cable contract with RCN. The terms of the contract the council ratified made that a good day for public access TV in our city.."
New Public Access Agreement: Yes we CAN
April 27, 2012
"Though public-access cable outlets around the country are struggling – a Benton Foundation study last year found more than 100 had closed nationwide since 2005 and more than half of those remaining had suffered funding cuts – The Chicago Access Network (CAN TV) now appears to be in good shape following the City Council’s resounding passage last week of a new franchise agreement with the service provider RCN."
Public Access Television Empowers Chicago Residents
The Chicago Citizen
April 25, 2012
"Long before the YouTube frenzy,
Chicago Access Network Television (CAN
TV) has been giving Chicagoans the power
to broadcast important information out to
their communities. Established in 1983, the
CAN TV Making TV and New Media More Accessible
Suzanne Haney, Editor-In-Chief
March 6, 2012
"While CAN TV has enhanced our non-profit organizational mission, we have in turn been able to take that benefit and use it for the health and welfare of the community of veterans here in Chicago."
- Carol Williams, USVAP Board Member
LGBTs Pushing for RCN to Fund CAN TV
Windy City Times
November 9, 2011
" Supporters of Community Access Network Television (CAN TV) have launched an online petition aimed at securing funding support for the network, which they believe is threatened due a hiccup in an agreement with cable provider RCN..."
It's Time to Learn to Think Like Steve Jobs
The New York Times
James Warren (Chicago News Cooperative)
September 3, 2011
"...New York City just announced a strong deal for its sister public access centers there, underscoring the value in which they're held.
But it's down to the wire on a new deal for CAN TV with RCN, one of Chicago's cable providers, that will set the stage for other franchise deals this decade. Cable revenue has soared despite the recession, but financing for CAN TV, whose budget is $2 million, has declined. The RCN renewal is expected before the City Council shortly and the public could be shortchanged."
Make Fun of CAN TV At Your Peril;
Feb 10, 2011
If CAN TV really is the black Chicagoan's WTTW - as argued in a
stupefying, offensive post on NBC Chicago's often stupefying and
offensive Ward Room blog - maybe the question NBC Chicago
ought to be asking itself is why so many people in this city feel
unrepresented by the likes of . . . NBC Chicago...
CAN TV gives voice to every Chicagoan
ABC 7 News
Thursday, June 25, 2009