Community Media Department
The Community Media Department manages the local Government and Educational channels (Cablevision 18 & 20) which originate from within the court room of Putnam Valley Town Hall. Live programming of certain meetings are transmitted as well as playback of previously recorded programs 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. The Community Media Coordinator maintains and operates all the broadcast equipment, acquires video of town meetings and events and does post production on them, programs submitted videos from the County, School and Town of Putnam Valley residents, and provides links to streaming media of Town produced video programs on sections of this website. In addition to some routine town website updates she also updates the information on the TV scroll about the programming schedules, Town notices, and cultural events within the Town. Every time video programming changes a click-able facsimile of the current TV Scroll can be viewed on this website, along with current schedules of the videos that are viewable on Channel 18 & 20, a.k.a. “The Putnam Valley Channels”. Our Town-produced programs are also archived indefinitely at The Internet Archive under the permanent Community Media collection entitled “Putnam Valley Community Television.”
To submit requests for postings on the TV Scroll, Putnam Valley residents should e-mail approximately 30 words or text to channel20 “at” putnamvalley.com. Requests should be submitted at least 2 weeks in advance. Longer lead time is preferred. If there is an event within our Town that might be worth videotaping, contact Maryann at least several weeks in advance with the information. If you want to videotape the event yourself, you may submit the project after it is done to show on our local channels. Contact Maryann at the phone number above for guidelines.
Town of Putnam Valley Community Media Coordinator Maryann Arrien is also the current Chair of the Alliance for Community Media of New York www.acmny.org which provides assistance to Public, Educational and Government (PEG) Access Community Television channels and channel start-ups across New York State.
She also serves as the New York State Representative on the board of the Alliance for Community Media North East Region.
For more information about the Alliance for Community Media, visit their national website at www.alllcommunitymedia.org