McTV, Telenet & ICN
Marshalltown Community Television (McTV)
McTV can be seen by MediaCom cable subscribers in Marshalltown, Green Mountain and LeGrand.
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McTV programming includes locally filmed shows that air five to 10 hours a day, seven days a week.
Currently McTV films Marshalltown City Council meetings and School Board of Education meetings; produces its own show called “Discover Marshalltown,” and films local events in the school and the community at large. McTV is governed by a 9-member board of volunteers representing city government, the media, education, and the community at large.
Marshalltown Community Television (McTV) is now providing viewers the option of watching programming online. Programs available to watch online include Marshalltown City Council Meetings, Marshall County Board of Supervisor meetings, School Board meetings, community events, sporting events and other local programming. To view programming online, click on www.ihigh.com/McTV.
The channel’s facilities are housed at Iowa Valley Continuing Education on the campus of Marshalltown Community College. Facilities include a 30’ x 40’ TV studio (room 616) equipped with two studio cameras, a switcher, and post-production editing equipment, and a control room (804) with satellite downlink, cable TV origination, video duplication and digital editing equipment, a radio lab, closed-circuit TV capability to distribute live telecast throughout campus, and 24-hour bulletin board equipment.
Students in MCC’s Mass Media Studies/Broadcasting program assist with local scheduling and production as part of their curriculum training. Some students are camera operators trained and designated for McTV filming projects.
Programming includes informational interviews pertaining to local topics, favorite classic movies, locally-produced videos, coverage of local events (city council meetings, school board meetings, garden club meetings, MFL games and much more) and educational programming originating from Iowa Valley Continuing Education and Marshalltown Community College.
For more information, contact Steve Muntz, MCC Mass Media Studies/Broadcasting Instructor & McTV Station Manager.
Iowa Communications Network
All Iowa community colleges, state universities, and numerous other organizations are connected to a statewide fiber optic telecommunication system known as the Iowa Communications Network (ICN). With high-tech classrooms and equipment, the system provides two-way audio and video communication between multiple sites. ICN brings "distance education" to local residents, and IVCE is proud to have been a leader in providing the technological support and funding sources to put the system in this District.
For more information about ICN, contact Julie Thomas, Director CE Enrollment Services & Telecommunications, at 641-844-5621 or 1-800-284-4823, or Julie.Thomas@iavalley.edu.