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Program Description

  County Cable Montgomery

The Office of Cable & Broadband Services manages County Cable Montgomery (CCM), the government access channel. CCM programming includes live County Council general and committee meetings, press conferences, town hall meetings, special events, and programs highlighting County services and activities. Funding is provided to the Cable Office, County Council, Office of Public Information (PIO), and Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) to develop programming for CCM. Funding to provide engineering personnel for the Technical Operations Center which monitors the audio and video signal provided to the cable providers, administering contracts with and providing liaison and support services for the PEG channels, and other digital and social media services for the Executive and Legislative Branches is also included in the allocation to the Cable Office. Over 99 percent of all CCM programming is presented with closed captions. Highlights of programs are available on the County's YouTube channel. Spanish language programming is produced and all programming is available via web-streaming from the County's website.

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Program Contacts

Contact Helen Ni of the Department of Technology Services at 240.777.2807 or Jennifer Nordin of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2779 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.

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Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY16Actual FY17Estimated FY18Target FY19Target FY20
Hours of first run locally produced, block, and acquired County Cable Montgomery (CCM) programming2,9332,6082,6652,7252,788
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Program Budget Changes

FY19 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY18 Approved265247116.90
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.49470-0.30
FY19 Recommended270194116.60