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Greater Waterbury Cable Council - P.O. Box 503, Waterbury, CT 06720-0503

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IMPORTANT NOTICE
 

SKYE Cable XIII is being dissolved. The facility is being offered to a qualifying non-profit. This is a unique opportunity for Waterbury.

Read the notices.

SKYE Cable Dissolution.

PURA Docket.

 

Purpose of the Council
 

The Greater Waterbury Cable Council (GWCC) is a non-profit cable television advisory corporation representing the interests of residents and public access station SKYE Cable XIII, Inc. in the geographical area comprising Middlebury, Plymouth/Terryville, Prospect, Waterbury and Wolcott Connecticut. GWCC represents the residents and public access station in dealing with the COMCAST cable television company licensed by the Connecticut Department of Public Utility Control and promotes the use of the public access station by persons, corporations and organizations interested in cablecast programming.

GWCC encourages and implements public and community access to the Franchise Area; acts as negotiator and contractual agent for SKYE Cable XIII with the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority ("PURA"), administers general public access policy for COMCAST in the Franchise Area; gives advice to COMCAST upon such matters affecting the public as it deems necessary; and annually on or before August 1, files a written report with the DPUC concerning activities for the preceding fiscal year (the twelve month period ending June 30).

See Bylaws for the complete legal definition.

Greater Waterbury Cable Council Announces Opportunity for Non-Profit to Take Over SKYE Cable XIII's Community Access Operations

Waterbury, CT - The Greater Waterbury Cable Council, representing the interests of community television within the region, is announcing an exceptional opportunity for a community-based non-profit organization to take over the operations of SKYE Cable XIII’s Community Access facilities. This comes as SKYE Cable XIII, a key player in local community access television since 1998, is planning the legal dissolution of its corporation and seeks a successor to continue its legacy of community service.

Located at 117 Sharon Road, Waterbury, CT, SKYE Cable XIII has been at the forefront of providing Public, Educational, and Government (PEG) access channels to the communities of Prospect, Middlebury, Wolcott, Waterbury, and Plymouth/Terryville. The facilities boast two fully equipped broadcast studios, state-of-the-art production equipment, and have recently undergone a total upgrade to meet 21st-century broadcasting standards.

The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) is overseeing the process to ensure a smooth transition of the Community Access Provider (CAP) designation to a suitable non- profit organization that can continue to offer quality PEG programming. Interested organizations are encouraged to file a petition with PURA by no later than April 8, 2024, to express their interest in assuming this vital community role.

The transition offers a unique chance for a non-profit to significantly impact the local media landscape, utilizing SKYE’s upgraded facilities to engage, educate, and entertain the community. The successor will inherit a rich legacy of community service and a platform to create and distribute engaging content across multiple access channels.

The Greater Waterbury Cable Council is committed to facilitating this transition, ensuring that community access television continues to thrive in the Greater Waterbury area. For further information on the application process and facility details, interested parties can visit the PURA website or contact the council directly.

See PURA Docket 24-01-41 for complete information on this matter.

 

     

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