MCTV files protest with County, seeks to keep public access contract

MidCoast Television (MCTV) has filed a formal protest with the County after being passed over in it bid to continue to provide cable access programming to the community. County staff recommended that Pacifica TV be awarded the contract for public access programming for the Midcoast.

MCTV, which has suffered under claims of lackluster programming, poor service, and unresponsiveness to the community, demands in the protest that the contract be awarded to themselves instead.

In the protest Constance Mallach, the MCTV station manager, writes, “To MCTV the bottom line is that if the County and City are going to shut down a community television operation that has operated responsibly for 25 years, the County and City should be able to prove that there is a very good reason for doing so…”

Download a copy of the eleven page protest letter.

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