Bainbridge Island’s own cable channel, BITV, faded to black two years ago.
Now city officials are sending signals that a new channel could be coming online.
City Manager Doug Schulze briefed the city council at its Feb. 13 meeting on his aims to establish an island cable channel —especially since money for a public, education and government channel has been piling up.
“With the Comcast franchise agreement, there is a portion charged to each subscriber on a monthly basis for a community channel,” Schulze explained.
Even though Bainbridge has had no local channel over the past two years, the fee included in cable bills has remained intact.
“The funds have been accumulating, it’s around $95,000,” Schulze said.
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