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What is KMVT15? What is Community Television? What can Community Television provide to you?

As many of you watch TV on a daily basis, how many of you tune into YOUR LOCAL COMMUNTIY TV STATION right here in Mtn. View, Los Altos, or Cupertino?  KMVT 15 is your P&G (Public & Government) access station. Many of you may ask, “What does that mean?”

For well over 30 years people living in big cities and small towns across the United States have used Public, Educational, and Government (PEG) Access Television to inform, engage, and entertain others in their community. KMVT 15, as many of you are very much aware, has been serving the community as a non-profit since 1988. 

We want to remind each and everyone of you who we are and what we have to offer! 

We are a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization that is dedicated to supporting your voice. PEG access and KMVT represent the daily life and aspirations of all residents regardless of race, class, age and gender. The diversity of content comes from our local citizens creating local TV.

While KMVT does operate its own access media station, it is far from your typical mainstream media outlet, and as such is able to share its unique expertise in the value and power of video programming. Programming is created specifically by the community and for the community.

KMVT utilizes its production truck on a regular basis, which you may have seen around town, to cover such events as local sports high school football, volleyball, basketball, baseball, softball, lacrosse, soccer and special events such as Art & Wine, Spring Parade, Annual Tree Lighting and Veteran’s Day Memorial and so much more. We work very closely with local non-profits to assist in promoting their messages. We also broadcast all the local City Council and Environmental Planning Commission meetings, candidate debates and much more.

Keeping the citizens of Mtn. View, Los Altos and Cupertino informed is no easy task. We are always seeking new member volunteers! This important digital medium helps individuals stay informed of the public policy that affects every one of us. It is certainly easy to do nothing or just let the system run on its own.

However, you have a choice to get involved and add your voice to the discussion. 

So how can you get involved you may ask? 

There are many ways:

Become a Member. Sign up for one of our production classes. We teach you all areas of productions so in the 4 week class you will learn the ins and outs of basic video production and by the end if you are interested in producing your own show there are many opportunities.

Produce a show. Work with our current members to crew your show or bring your friends in for training. Feature a specific topic that is important to you! 

Non-Profit’s looking for more exposure. KMVT can run your pre produced Public Service Announcements. KMVT can post notices on our Community Bulletin Board.  KMVT will work with & train your members to create programming about your cause. 

Businesses, are you looking to support your local station? KMVT has great underwriting & production opportunities for you. 

We also offer one week video camps for students all year long.

Tune in to KMVT Community Television. If you are a Comcast cable subscriber we can be found on Channels 15 & 26.

Get involved today and support your Local media access station KMVT, and if you haven’t been to our studios, come take a tour or stop by our production truck when you see us around town! KMVT also offer tours for scouts seeking to earn their badges!

We look forward to creating & inspiring you in the digital world! For more information contact Swolfe@kmvt15.org or call 650-968-1540.

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juan aranda November 22, 2011 at 07:54 PM
I left a message for you in regards to the Day Workers Center. I feel this is an unique opportunity to develop some of these young people into a completely new and effective career for them. Maria Marroquin is the Director, I have spoken with her already.. and I gave you the wrong number it is 650 903 4102 mucho carino juan aranda Juans Latin Potpourri Director/Salsa Instructor
KMVT15 November 23, 2011 at 09:29 PM
Thanks Juan! I appreciate the support and the connection, will reach out to Maria and YOU!
Phil November 28, 2011 at 07:43 AM
The Cupertino Senior Center has a club called The Cupertino Senior TV Productions. We have been producing a weekly TV show since 1983. We produced our 1,000th show in October 2010. Our show, a weekly TV magazine, is called The Better Part and it is produced at KMVT. Our show can be seen on Comcast Ch. 15 in Cupertino and Los Altos on Monday at 4:30 PM, Tuesday and Friday at 7:00 PM. Also, Cupertino only, AT&T U-verse, Ch. 99. Visit our web site: http://www.thebetterpart.com Cheers! Phil Lenihan, Asst. Executive Producer

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