This week BTN-TV moved! The City of Bristol’s BTN-TV, a local government/education channel which has historically been located on Channel 16 on Charter Communications has moved to the company’s first tier Channel 192.
“We are trying to make sure everyone knows where we are now on Charter’s lineup. As most access channels in any city we too have a group of dedicated and loyal viewers,” said Terrie Talbert, Director of the city’s Communications Office. “So when one of our viewers goes to Charter’s Channel 16 and sees the replacement network ION-TV featuring a western that is not normally a BTN-TV type of programming. Ours is truly governmental/educational programming with sprinkling of vintage black and white films on Saturday evenings,” continued Talbert.
Bristol Tennessee Essential Services has allowed BTN-TV to remain on the lower channel in its lineup. Channel 16 continues to be where customers of BTES will find their local community programming.
The community channel offers live broadcasts of the Bristol Tennessee City Council meetings with replays throughout the month along with delayed broadcasts of Bristol City Schools Board Meetings. Other programming offered is a Steele Creek Explorer series that features the city’s Naturalist introducing the public to different aspects of the 2,000+ acre park. Inside Bristol is a by-monthly program that features departmental services, new services and events being hosted in the city. A historical program hosted by the city’s local historian Bud Phillips, Antiquities of Bristol, is one of the more popular segments in the program lineup. “Over 10 different programs are offered by the station. “During the month of October over 35 new pieces were added to the broadcast loop. The city has dedicated much effort to keeping our community informed in a timely manner and this programming is just one tool being used to do so,” Talbert continued.