Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

 

 

 

What is MAC TV?

 

We are a non-commercial, community access television station providing local communities with easy access to electronic media and equipment. We also provide the opportunity to engage in the creation of television programs designed to educate, inform and entertain the public. If you would like more in-depth information about MAC TV Network and how we operate, please read our Mid-Michigan Area Cable Consortium By-Laws.

 

 

 

How is MAC TV funded?

 

The Mid-Michigan Area Cable Consortium (MAC TV Network) is funded by independent member communities throughout Gratiot, Isabella and Clare Counties.

 

 

 

What is Public Access?

 

Public access television is a non-commercial forum through which individuals can express their opinions and provide information to the community members through cable television.

 

 

 

What can I do with public access television?

 

Public access television means that you, your club, or organization can produce non-commercial, informational, educational, or entertaining television programming for local audiences.

 

 

 

Who is our audience?

 

MAC TV services the following communities:

 

St. Louis

Ithaca

Alma

Pine River Township

Arcada Township

Shepherd

Union Charter Township

Mount Pleasant

Clare

Harrison

 

 

 

Who can produce a show?

 

To qualify you must be at least 12 years of age or older, a resident of any member community listed above, and a Charter Communications subscriber. All producers must also attend an equipment-training class.

 

 

 

Are there any requirements for shows?

 

Your show cannot contain:

 

Commercial/Copyrighted Content

Slander or Libel

Obscene Material

Shows containing adult language/themes or violent content will be aired during night-time hours.

 

 

 

What equipment/resources are available?

 

Our equipment includes:

 

Panasonic HD AG-HMC40 & Sony NX5U Cameras

Two Apple iMac Editing Suites

Apple Laptop Computers with Adobe Software

Professional Light Kits

Monopods, Tripods, and Necessary Accessories

On-sight Studio complete with Lighting, Sound, Video Equipment, and Green Screen

Microphones (wired and wireless)

Conference/Pre-production space

Knowledgeable, professionally-trained staff available for consultation

 

 

 

Are there employment opportunities?

 

We operate with a fairly small staff, however when we have staff openings it will be posted in the News section of our website. If you are interested in employment please submit a resume, cover letter, demo reel and job application, which can be found here. All applications can be submitted to Carey Hammel at the address below.

 

 

 

I have other questions, where can they be directed?

 

If your question was not answered above, please feel free to contact us by phone at (989)773-9730 or by email at info@mactvnetwork.org

 

You can also stop in to our main office located at:

 

312 W. Michigan St.

Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858.

CONTACT

MAC TV Network

(989) 773-9730

312 W. Michigan St. Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858