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What is Suburban Community Channels?
Suburban Community Channels started in 1984. We are an organization operating public access channels and a community media center for use by residents, organizations, and community members in twelve communities in the northeast suburbs of St. Paul, MN.
What is public access?
Public access is a service that provides local communities with tools, knowledge, and access to media and cable television channels for individual expression of messages and ideas as protected by the First Amendment.
How much does it cost to produce a show at SCC?
Use of production equipment, media tools, and channel time are free to anyone interested. All equipment and media production classes are only $10. Also not free is recordable media like SD cards, DVDs and tapes used in your productions. This is all possible because we are funded by franchise fees paid by the cable company to the Ramsey/Washington Suburban Cable Commission and by a community television fee charged to cable subscribers on their monthly bills.
How many people may possibly see my programming?
There are approximately 31,000 Comcast cable television subscribers in the RWSCC area, which translates into a potential audience of 150,000 people.
Is SCC the cable company?
Although SCC public access programs are cablecast on the Comcast cable system, we are not the cable company. If you have a cable service question, their customer service number is 651.222.3333.
What's in the future for Suburban Community Channels?
Technology has changed a lot over the years, but SCC's mission remains unchanged—to empower the community with the tools, knowledge, and access to media. As for what's ahead, we continue to incorporate new media learning strategies, new technologies, including digital and HD recording formats, digital media creation tools, and HD programming distribution.
How do I get started with Suburban Community Channels?
Getting involved with SCC is as easy as visiting our website at scctv.org, calling SCC staff at 651.747-3830, or by visiting the SCC Community Media Center. You can arrange a tour, register for an SCC class, submit programming for playback on SCC public access channels, volunteer for a program or SCC, appear on a public access program, or submit a message to share on the community bulletin board on SCC Public Access channel 14 and/or channel 15.