Definitions for public-access television

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pub′lic-ac`cess tel′evision(n.)

  1. a noncommercial system of broadcasting on television channels made available to independent or community groups.

    Category: Radio and Television, Showbiz

  2. one or more channels on cable television that by law are reserved for noncommercial broadcasting by members of the public.

    Category: Radio and Television, Showbiz

Origin of public-access television:

1970–75

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  1. Public-access television

    Public-access television is a form of non-commercial mass media where ordinary people can create content television programming which is cablecast through cable TV specialty channels. Public-access television was created in the United States between 1969 and 1971 by the Federal Communications Commission, under Chairman Dean Burch, based on pioneering work and advocacy of George Stoney, Red Burns

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