PUBLIC NOTICE OF CABLE TELEVISION FRANCHISE RENEWAL PROPOSAL

1. Bright House Networks’ Cable Television Franchises with the Cities ofFarmington, Farmington Hills and Novi that are jointly administered for those Cities by theSouthwestern Oakland Cable Commission (“SWOCC”) expire on December 15, 2015.

2. On May 5, 2015, SWOCC received written notice from Bright House Networksthat its proposal for renewal of a franchise with each of the Cities, to be filed on or aboutSeptember 1, 2015, will be for a Uniform Video Service Local Franchise Agreement, using theform approved by the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) under the Uniform VideoServices Local Franchise Act, State of Michigan Public Act No. 480 of 2006, as amended.

3. The MPSC approved Uniform Video Service Local Franchise Agreement form maybe viewed at the following link:

http://michigan.gov/documents/mpsc/uniform_video_services_

local_franchise_agreement2_275178_7.doc

 

 

Our Work

 

What is SWOCC Studios?

Established:

SWOCC is an acronym for the Southwestern Oakland Cable Commission. SWOCC was formed when the three cities (Farmington, Farmington Hills and Novi) joined together to negotiate a contract in 1982 with MetroVision (Cable provider at that time).

Mission:

The mission of community access for the Southwestern Oakland Cable Commission (SWOCC) is to bring local residents, schools, governments, religious organizations, service groups and businesses together through constructive, prudent uses of communication technologies to build and enhance community. SWOCC provides greater advantages in cable negotiations and economies of scale in administration, oversight and production.

Costs:

Cablecasting programs are free-of-charge.

What We Offer:

SWOCC Studios offers state-of-the-art equipment, two studios, four channels for playback, one allocated for each city and one public access channel for the public in all three cities.

Demographics:

The four access channels are cablecast in the cities of Farmington, Farmington Hills, and Novi on the Bright House Cable and AT&T U-Verse to approximately 40,000 households.

Channels:

Farmington Hills:  8 on Bright House, 99 on AT&T U-Verse

Public Access: 12 on Bright House

Novi: 13 on Bright House, 99 on AT&T U-Verse

Farmington:  15 on Bright House, 99 on AT&T U-Verse

Board:

The Board is made up of two members from each city (City Manager and an Elected Official)

Location:

33300 Nine Mile Road

Farmington, MI  48336

248-473-2800
Fax: 248-473-8610

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