Chicago Public Access TV wins crucial funding ordinance
01 Oct 2004 17:33 GMT
CAN TV, the fleet of Chicago's public access TV channels (which airs Chicago Indymedia's TV show), has spent most of 2004 in funding battles for its future -- first with the negligent company RCN regarding dues, then over a proposed funding ordinance introduced in May by Alderman Bernard Stone. On September 29, the Chicago City Council approved a version of the ordinance which would add a portion of the city's cable franchise fee to CAN TV's budget. Without this win, CAN TV would likely have faced serious cutbacks and layoffs. Read more.