Montgomery Community Media FAQ

[toggle title_closed=”What’s the difference between Montgomery Community Television (MCT) and Montgomery Community Media?” title_open=”What’s the difference between Montgomery Community Television (MCT) and Montgomery Community Media?” hide=”yes” border=”yes” style=”white”]Montgomery Community Television is the nonprofit organization that runs the service, Montgomery Community Media. The two could be used interchangeably but when we refer to our public access services or the public access channels we use Montgomery Community Media. When referring to any business or legal aspects, we use Montgomery Community Television.[/toggle]

[toggle title_closed=”Must I be a Montgomery County resident to get involved?” title_open=”Must I be a Montgomery County resident to get involved?” hide=”yes” border=”yes” style=”white”]No, but there are some limitations. You must be a Montgomery County resident to serve or be certified as a producer or a person who submits or presents programming on MCM. Non-residents can also serve or be certified as a producer or submit or present programming on MCM if you represent a Montgomery County business or organization. Non-residents can be certified as technical volunteers which allows you to work on any programs produced at Montgomery Community Media.[/toggle] [toggle title_closed=”Where can I watch MCM programming?” title_open=”Where can I watch MCM programming?” hide=”yes” border=”yes” style=”white”]MCM programming can be seen on channels 19 and 21 on RCN, Verizon and Comcast cable systems in Montgomery County. Verizon’s cable system extends our reach into portions of Prince Georges County. Soon, MCM will also be streaming on the web.[/toggle] [toggle title_closed=”Is public access the same as public television?” title_open=”Is public access the same as public television?” hide=”yes” border=”yes” style=”white”]No. Public access is available to anyone from our community, is mostly local programming and we will accept almost all programming so long as it is noncommercial, legal content and does not solicit. Public television on the other hand is very selective about the programs that are broadcast most of which comes from the PBS network.[/toggle]