FAQ: What is Public Access Television?

Q: What is Public Access Television?


Public, Education, and Government Access (PEG), also known as community media, refers to the local cable television channels dedicated to programming that is produced by and for the community. PEG channels were established in the United States as a result of the Cable Communications Policy Act of 1984, which required cable television providers to set aside channels for non-commercial use.

The idea behind PEG channels was to provide a platform for the public to create and share content that was relevant to their community. These channels are run by local governments or non-profit organizations.

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