IS CMAP AND WHO PAYS FOR IT?
CMAP, Community Media Access Partnership, is a non-profit
tax-exempt public, education, and government access media
center that serves Gilroy, Hollister, and San Juan Bautista.
out our 2008 Annual
WHERE IS CMAP?
Community Media Access Television is located on the Gavilan
College Campus.See the Location
page for a map, directions phone numbers and hours of operations
mission is to train residents in using CMAP's video production
equipment so that they can produce non-commercial community
based television programs to be seen on CMAP's local access
cable channels. (read our mission
a partnership with the three cities it serves, as well as
Gavilan Community College. Although it is housed at Gavilan
Community College, it is a separate non-profit organization.
Funding comes through the Franchise Agreement with the cable
company. Cable subscribers pay a certain percentage on their
monthly bill (around a dollar) towards CMAP operating funds.
CMAP also received a one-time capital equipment fund for
purchasing production and office equipment through the Charter
Communications as part of the Franchise Agreement. The cities
of Gilroy and Hollister provide additional quarterly funds
for government access services.
ACCESS: Channel 20
is the television channel for community members to put
TV shows on the air. Tapes of any length may be submitted
for airing by residents of Gilroy, Hollister, and San
Bautista. Residents and CMAP staff may also sponsor tapes
for airing on this channel. Residents can submit commercial
free videos to air or produce programs using CMAP's equipment
and facilities. Residents will have the opportunity to
certified in studio production, editing, and field camera
by taking CMAP's "Fast Track" workshops. Once
certified, residents can use the equipment to make shows
for airing on the public access channel!
Access is the channel where commercial free educational
programming is aired. CMAP will aim to create programs
outreach to local schools. These programs may be a result
of grant-funded projects, or perhaps "built in" educational
access time with CMAP staff.
Examples of this type of programming include public service
announcements produced by students, video yearbooks, live
call-in shows in studio, special event coverage on campus,
CNN Student Bureau segments, a live kid's educational game
show, and school produced news programs. These collaborations
depend on outside funding, CMAP staff availability, and
teacher interest at local schools.
CMAP will also import commercial-free educational programming
via satellite. Examples of this type of programming include
A&E's Classroom Documentaries, cable in the classroom
shows, the RIF (Reading is Fundamental) series, Annenberg
Educational Channel programs, and MCOE's Math TV.
ACCESS: Channel 17
(Cityview Gilroy/Hollister/San Juan Bautista)
Government channels are where city meetings and relevant
local government programming are scheduled for cablecasting.
CMAP will be cablecasting the Hollister City Council and
San Benito County Board of Supervisor meetings live from
The Gilroy City Council meetings will be cablecast live
to Gilroy residents on Channel 17. CMAP will also import
programming from local and state representatives talking
to their constituents about current issues.
At election time, CMAP will feature election forums and
perhaps live call-in programs for viewers to get to know
candidates of local races. CMAP can provide production services
and act as producer of special government programming, including
training / community info videos and emergency programming.
GAVILAN CHANNEL: Channel
is the channel reserved for use by Gavilan Community College
for educational programs and telecourses submitted by college
faculty and administrators for airing. Gavilan Community
College has a committee that oversees what is aired on this
channel. For more information about the GavTV
committee, check out their web site.