Uniting to collaborate, educate, advocate, and share resources
to build strong media centers and create responsive
local programming for Wisconsin communities.
september 20, 2019 - it’s time for video service providers to up their game!
See our Five Point Proposal we are asking the Legislature to approve. Read more.
SEPTEMBER 16, 2019 - LEGISLATIVE DAY IS SEPTEMBER 25
Plan to join other community television advocates in Madison. We want video service providers to modernize the treatment of PEG channels so subscribers can select and record community programming in HD. Read more.
AUGUST 1, 2019 - FCC VOTES 3 - 2 TO APPROVE THIRD REPORT AND ORDER
The final R & O is out… Read more.
July 11, 2019 - draft FCC Third Report and Order is out
Capital Costs in Support of PEG are NOT part of a 5% Cap on Franchise Fees and it takes a pass on asking municipalities to pay for access channels. Read more!
July 3, 2019 - Governor’s partial veto
Provision that reduces Video Service Provider Fees makes taxpayer subsidy permanent. Read more on our State Legislation page!
2019-2020 legislative session -
WCM seeks changes in state law
Nearly 12 years ago, the Video Competition Act passed the state legislature. Besides eliminating local franchising, cable and telephone companies and succeeded in eliminating most support for public, education, and government access TV channels. For the last 12 years, these video service providers have allowed the transmission of PEG access channels to become antiquated and out of sync with how viewers currently view television. It’s time to change the law!
See our State Legislation page for more.
WATCH! FACTv interviews Mary Cardona about need for changes in state law