Finger Lakes Television looks to add programming to its local lineup

Posted on December 15, 2011

Daily Messenger

By Scott Pukos, staff writer
Updated Dec. 15, 2011 @ 3:15 pm

Hopewell, N.Y.

For Thursday night channel surfers, there are plenty of options. In between “The Office” and “Community,” viewers can watch “Grey’s Anatomy” or perhaps a pro hockey game.

But for the 50,000-plus homes in the area with Time Warner Cable, they can also view something different, something local — channel 12.

The Thursday lineup of channel 12 — Finger Lakes Television (FLTV) — doesn’t offer sitcoms or dramas, but instead delivers a different type of reality TV. Community events like a Canandaigua City Council meeting or thoroughbred racing from Finger Lakes Casino & Racetrack are featured on the public access channel based in Finger Lakes Community College’s Hopewell campus.

Bob Matson, the director of community affairs at the college, said a new addition to the station will help the station’s programing abilities.

“FLTV is investing in a $17,000 master control system that will allow us to have programming 24/7,” Matson said, adding that the new control system could be ready by as early as January.

He clarified that while the station is technically 24/7 now, this addition will allow for a …

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