City of Carpinteria Expands Relationship with TV Santa Barbara

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The Carpinteria City Council voted unanimously to expand their relationship with TV Santa Barbara to provide public, educational and now government access for the City of Carpinteria.

We are thrilled to grow this long-time relationship, said Erik Davis, Executive Director of TV Santa Barbara. Community access centers are vitally important to our local communities and we are grateful to the staff and officials who support Public, Educational and Government access television.

The Carpinteria City Council voted unanimously to expand their relationship with TV Santa Barbara (TVSB) to provide public, educational and now government access for the City of Carpinteria.

Carpinteria’s involvement with public access television began in 1981 and the new Agreement with TVSB expands services through August, 2022, with an option to be renewed for additional years. The new Agreement includes the operation of the City of Carpinteria’s Government Access Channel 21.

“We are thrilled to grow this long-time partnership with the City of Carpinteria and bring the resources of TV Santa Barbara to the City and residents of Carpinteria,” said Erik Davis, Executive Director of TV Santa Barbara. “Community access centers are vitally important to our local communities and we are grateful to the staff and elected officials who support Public, Educational and Government access television.”

“We wanted to expand the Agreement to cover additional services in particular to have TVSB run the City’s government access station,” said Dave Durflinger, City Manager of Carpinteria. “We think it is a more efficient and effective way in the long run to operate our government access television. Also, through the myriad resources available through TV Santa Barbara, the City has access to other programs and services that it, and members of the Carpinteria community, can take advantage of.”

TV Santa Barbara operates two community access channels, 17 and 71. With the Media Access Center and studios located at 329 South Salinas Street, the Mission of TV Santa Barbara of TVSB is to empower people to make media that matters. It does so by to proving citizens with access to television and other electronic media resources in order to facilitate public dialogue, free speech and participatory democracy; foster local creativity, education and culture; and to reflect our diverse and amazing community.

Community Access Television has been a big part of the Santa Barbara media landscape since 1974.

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