Bellingham hosts public access TV info sessions

Bellingham residents interested in seeing their videos air on local television can learn how to participate in the city’s public access cable channel at two meetings this week.

The information sessions will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, and 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10. Both meetings will take place in the Bellingham Public Library Lecture Room, 210 Central Ave.

The city is testing out a one-year pilot program called Access Bellingham. It will incorporate public access programming into the city’s cable channel BTV 10. Starting in October, public shows could air each Sunday starting at 6 p.m.

The information sessions will cover basics like when, where and how to submit videos, and give city staff the chance to gauge what might be needed for public equipment and training, said Brian Heinrich, executive coordinator in the mayor’s office.

For more information, email access@cob.org.