Ownership of Channels
Through franchise negotiations for cable services, the City of Temecula has obtained ownership of 2 government/education channels located on both Frontier FiOS channel 3 and Spectrum/Time Warner Cable channel 3. The channel carries live and tape delayed coverage of City Council meetings, special events of public interest, and information on City services and programs.
Government-access television (GATV) is a type of specialty television channel created by government entities (generally local governments) and broadcast over cable TV systems or, in some cases, over-the-air broadcast television stations. GATV programming generally deals with public affairs, board meetings (i.e. city council, county commission, and school board), explanation of government services, and other public-service related programming such as public service announcements and longer public information films.