Frequently Asked Questions
What is MAC TV?
We are a non-commercial, community access television station providing local communities with easy access to electronic media and equipment. We also provide the opportunity to engage in the creation of television programs designed to educate, inform, and entertain the public. If you would like more in-depth information about MAC TV Network and how we operate, please read our Mid-Michigan Area Cable Consortium By-Laws.
How is MAC TV funded?
The Mid-Michigan Area Cable Consortium (MAC TV Network) is funded by independent member communities throughout Gratiot, Isabella, and Clare Counties.
What is Public Access?
Public access television is a non-commercial forum through which individuals can express their opinions and provide information to the community members through cable television.
What can I do with public access television?
Public access television means that you, your club, or organization can produce non-commercial, informational, educational, or entertaining television programming for local audiences.
Who is my audience?
MAC TV services the following communities:
- St. Louis
- Pine River Township
- Arcada Township
- Union Charter Township
- Mount Pleasant
Who can produce a show?
To qualify you must be at least 12 years of age or older, a resident of any member community listed above, and a Charter Communications subscriber. All producers must also attend an equipment-training class.
Are there any requirements for shows?
Your show cannot contain:
- Commercial/Copyrighted Content
- Slander or Libel
- Obscene Material
Shows containing adult language/themes or violent content will be aired during night-time hours.
What equipment/resources are available?
Our equipment includes:
- Panasonic HD AG-HMC40 & Sony NX5U Cameras
- Two Apple iMac Editing Suites
- Apple Laptop Computers with Adobe Software
- Professional Light Kits
- Monopods, Tripods, and Necessary Accessories
- On-sight Studio complete with Lighting, Sound, Video Equipment, and Green Screen
- Microphones (wired and wireless)
- Conference/Pre-production space
- Knowledgeable, professionally-trained staff available for consultation
Are there employment opportunities?
We operate with a fairly small staff, however when we have staff openings it will be posted in the News section of our website. If you are interested in employment please submit a resume, cover letter, demo reel, and job application, which can be found here. All applications can be submitted to Carey Hammel at the address below.
I have other questions, where can they be directed?
If your question was not answered above, please feel free to contact us by phone at (989)773-9730 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also stop in to our main office located at:
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858.