Fitchburg Community Access Television (FACTv) is a Public, Education, and Government (PEG) access television center offering community members the tools and training to produce their own programs for airing on local cable access television in the city of Fitchburg. The FACTv mission is to stimulate community dialog, enhance understanding of government, and the diverse people of our communities, and to encourage civic participation.
We actively seek to include all segments of the community in the production, promotion, and presentation of programming. We support the First Amendment of the United States Constitution, without restrictions, bias, or prejudice. FACTv provides access to training, video equipment, and channel time to individuals and organizations in Fitchburg and other area communities, on a first-come, first-served, non-discriminatory basis.
Public, Education & Government (PEG)
PEG is an acronym for public, education and government, the three types of community television channels. Public access channels are open to the public and feature the programs the public brings to the channel or makes themselves using the equipment provided by the station. Educational access channels are managed by school districts or technical colleges. Government access channels cover city meetings, discuss city issues, and inform residents of policies.
Video providers such as Charter, AT&T or Time-Warner pay a 5% franchise fee on the company's video revenues to the city they serve. This fee reimburses the people of the community for use of the rights-of-way to do business. Many cities use all or part of this fee to fund community television. Others use this fee for other city priorities.