Submitted be Thurston Community Media
TCMedia manages cable channels 3, 22, 26 and 77 on the Comcast Cable system in greater Thurston County, and channels 3, 22, and 23 on the Consolidated Cable system which serves Yelm. These channels carry video programs created by individuals, groups, schools, and government agencies. Now, when programming is scheduled to air on the cable channels it can be seen simultaneously via a live stream through the TCMedia website.
If you’ve got an internet connection, you can watch the TCMedia channels. “We know that not every household subscribes to cable television services,” says Deborah Vinsel, TCMedia CEO. “Making our content available through our website means local information, community events, and government meetings are available to a larger audience. People who couldn’t watch our channels before can now tune-in.”
If you can’t watch a program at its scheduled time, don’t worry. Much of the TCMedia programming is also available on the TCMedia website through their video-on-demand page.
“Expanding our distribution methods makes sense in the 21st century communications environment,” says Vinsel. “We’re not just television anymore.”
Thurston Community Media is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. In addition to programming local cable channels, TCMedia offers low-cost media production classes, loans video production equipment to trained members, runs a summer camp program for youth, and operates a community media production facility.