Thursday, August 18, 2005

Inaccessible

From today's TU: The area's last bastion of cable access, SACC-TV is struggling to keep its head above water as Time Warner wrangles with Schenectady over a new franchise agreement. The channel is paid for in part with cable subscriber fees; I'm sure TW is keeping them in a safe place until the matter is resolved.
Channel 16, home of shows like Around Town with Carl Strock and Jana Sings, a strange half hour of karaoke, is a place where anyone can have their 15 minutes (or half hour) of fame on a weekly basis.
While there's been lots of ink on the issue, I don't recall seeing it covered on any of the area TV stations. This is exactly the sort of local story CapitalNews 9 should be covering. Or not.