CreaTV San Jose, KMVT 15 Silicon Valley Community Media (Mountain View) and Midpeninsula Community Media Center (Palo Alto) proudly announce the launch of BAY VOICE, a first-of-its-kind regional community education channel, serving 400,000 Comcast Cable households in 15 cities in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties.
“Our community media centers have joined forces to co-curate a channel that reaches viewers outside of our individual service areas. We look forward to the channel growing and evolving over the next year,” said Suzanne St. John-Crane, CEO, CreaTV San Jose.
BAY VOICE will feature interesting and meaningful content from local college partners, including Evergreen, West Valley, Mission, San Jose City and San Jose State, and thematic programming covering politics, civic engagement and the arts.
BAY VOICE is an evolution of the Community College Network that operated on Channel 27 in ten cities and Channel 75 in five. In order to enhance community education content, the three community media partners are transitioning to the region-wide BAY VOICE on Channel 27.
“We’re excited to showcase and expand our programing throughout the South Bay and are planning to initiate community dialogue on important regional issues,” said Annie Folger, ED, Midpeninsula Community Media Center.
Programming on BAY VOICE Channel 27 will serve San Jose, Campbell, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Santa Clara, Mountain View, Los Altos, Cupertino, Sunnyvale, Milpitas, Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Atherton, Stanford and some unincorporated areas of Santa Clara and San Mateo counties.
“This partnership provides an amazing opportunity not only for collaboration between media centers, but also as a way to bridge the divide by creating a platform for community dialogue throughout Silicon Valley,” said Shelley Wolfe, Executive Director, KMVT 15 Silicon Valley Community Media.
BAY VOICE officially launched on Friday, May 15, 2015.