Funding for Community Television is provided in part by the Franchise Fee, which is paid to the city by Time Warner Cable. The Franchise Fee is a rental fee that the city assesses Time Warner for the use of the public rights of way. In this way, all South Portland cable subscribers are able to watch and participate in events that take place in their community through locally produced television programs with no impact on the property tax rolls.
At SPPA-TV qualified South Portland residents can find assistance with training and editing of their own video projects for cablecast on the channel. Special attention is given to those projects that inform and educate the community about its history, culture and heritage. Residents wishing to be trained in the use of video equipment can call us at 767-7615 to schedule an appointment to discuss their projects. Please feel free to contact us!
SPC-TV focuses on current municipal and quasi-municipal events as well as educational programming originating from the South Portland school system. SPC-TV's coverage of special events and cultural activities within the city includes: press conferences, panel discussions, festivals, major construction projects, dedications and other programs of civic interest.
SPC-TV is also responsible for monitoring the compliance of the Cable Television Franchise by Time Warner Cable and any service related complaints may be directed to SPC-TV.
Our 2012 Programming Report is available here.