Department of Business Administration
White Rose Community Television (WRCT) is a Regional Public, Education and Government (PEG) Cable Television Access System that reaches over 100,000 households in 55 of York County’s 72 municipalities on the Comcast Cable TV System. Historically channel 16 reaches 55,000 subscribers in the greater York Area with approximately 4,000 households located in the City of York. In 2005, channel 18 was added to the cable line up. Channel 18’s footprint includes the greater York area and added an additional 45,000 subscribers down into the Hanover area. Households that have satellite service that cannot receive WRCT are encouraged to watch our programming on the internet via www.wrct.tv
WRCT provides an opportunity for a local voice in the creation of content by organizations and individuals throughout York County. WRCT broadcasts municipal and school board meetings, student productions and is a unique and valuable resource to communicate effectively to residents, which allows a greater participation in the process of governing.
Since 1974, the City of York has broadcast a continuously operating community access channel on the local cable system, providing citizens in York County with a voice in various types of locally produced programming. Each municipality in which the local cable company provides services negotiate a cable franchise agreement for use of the municipal ‘rights of way’ and require the subscribers to pay a 5% franchise fee that is then paid to that municipality. In 1973, the City of York included a Public Access Channel for use by the York community in their agreement. In early 2006, an additional Educational and Government access channel, Channel 18 was created by the City of York and the City rebranded the PEG channels “White Rose Community Television”.
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