Thursday, June 24, 2010
NYCID Honors Staten Island Community Television (SICTV)
Why honor SICTV? In addition to the service they provide the community, SICTV has been a longstanding internship site for the students at YABC. They contribute tremendous support to young people finding direction for their lives and learning about the world of work.
Staten Island Community Television (SICTV) was founded in 1983 as a result of a franchise agreement between the city of New York and Staten Island Cable (now Time Warner Cable). Permanently opened in 1988, SICTV is organized as a not-for-profit corporation under IRS Code 501(c)(3) and currently has a 16-member board of directors appointed by the Borough President of Staten Island.
Mission Statement SICTV is organized to provide public access service to the residents of the franchise area (Staten Island) on a non-discriminatory, first-come, first-served basis.
SICTV’s facility includes two studios, five editing suites and a portable camera division.
SICTV provides comprehensive television production training for eligible community members. Eligible members are defined as Staten Island residents or individuals affiliated with Staten Island-based not-for-profit organizations. Volunteers, who assume all responsibility for materials submitted for cablecast, produce programming from start to finish.
Access to channel space is on a first-come, first-served basis. Equipment and channel usage is free of charge to eligible community members.
SICTV also offers a FREE electronic video-gram messaging service for community use.