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Through the generous support from the Maine Humanities Council and the Maine State Archives, the Community Television Association of Maine (CTAM) has received grant funds to begin an exciting, new archival project.

An invitation is being extended to all community television stations in Maine to participate by submitting existing video of historical events and topics unique to local people and places which will be cataloged and preserved on Through these materials can be accessed from a centralized data base from anywhere there is an internet connection with a few key search terms. This will be a valuable resource for individuals, groups, schools, genealogists and all those who wish to research and preserve the local community history and culture.

Belfast Community Television has been selected as the site where this project will be coordinated by Archivist, Anne Allee with technical oversight by Ned Lightner, Station Manager.

Inquiries are welcome at

Programs for submission should be sent in DVD format to:

CTAM Archive Project
c/o Belfast Community Media
93 Main Street
Suite 3
Belfast,ME 04915

Download the following PDF files for more information:

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 CTAMessenger - CTAM's Newsletter
The CTAM newsletter is published three times each year - winter, spring/summer, and fall and is made available in PDF form on this website as well as emailed to Maine access channels and various other individuals and organizations on our mailing list. For more information or to submit stories, photos, or make suggestions please contact CTAMessenger Editor Brian Knoblock at Advertising opportunities are also available for access related equipment vendors/manufacturers or service providers in both the newsletter and on this website.
 TitleCategoryModified DateSize 
CTAMessenger - Winter 2014PDF3/19/2014367.81 KBDownload
CTAMessenger - Fall 2013PDF1/11/20141.70 MBDownload
CTAMessenger - Spring/Summer 2013 8/8/20131.72 MBDownload
CTAMessenger - Fall 2012PDF1/28/20131.38 MBDownload
CTAMessenger - Spring-Summer 2012PDF7/30/20121.30 MBDownload
CTAMessenger - Winter 2012PDF3/14/2012834.77 KBDownload
CTAMessenger - Fall 2011PDF3/8/2012571.63 KBDownload
CTAMessenger - Spring/Summer 2011PDF3/8/2012284.10 KBDownload
CTAMessenger - Winter 2011 EditionPDF4/20/2011515.95 KBDownload
CTAMessenger - Fall 2010PDF11/9/2010299.20 KBDownload
CTAMessenger - Summer 2010PDF9/28/2010150.22 KBDownload
CTAMessenger - Spring 2010PDF3/25/2010135.10 KBDownload
CTAMessenger - Fall 2009PDF12/9/2009364.32 KBDownload
CTAMessenger - Summer 2009PDF12/9/2009467.85 KBDownload
CTAMessenger - Spring 2009PDF12/9/2009297.22 KBDownload

Special Note: The PDF and Excel spread sheet files containing listings of community television access centers in Maine have been removed from this resources page as we are now maintaining this listing in an expanded form as an interactive database that may be updated at any time by authorized access center managers.  Please visit the Centers page to display a searchable and sortable listing from which you may generate your own customized PDF file.  You may also wish to visit the Contact page to obtain a listing of e-mail addresses for Maine access centers and the Links page for a listing of centers with websites.

If you are an access center manager and you have not yet registered as a CTAM website user, please do so as soon as possible so that we may then authorize you to update your center's contact and other information.  You can even add your center's logo and a photo to be displayed with along with your center's detailed information.


 Resources - CTAM By Laws and Membership
The following documents may be of interest and may be downloaded by clicking on the download link.
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CTAM Questions and AnswersFAQS9/23/200526.29 KBDownload
CTAM Vendor-Sponsor Application/InvoicePDF11/6/201231.38 KBDownload
CTAM Membership InvoiceMS-Word3/19/201492.00 KBDownload
CTAM By Laws - Amended 7-12-11MS Word8/3/201245.50 KBDownload
CTAM By Laws - Amended 7-12-11PDF8/3/201281.81 KBDownload
 Resources - Access Center Policy Manuals/By-Laws
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SPC-TV Policy Manual (Rev. 12-1-05)Microsoft Word12/29/200597.50 KBDownload
Brunswick Cable TV Advisory Comm. By-LawsMS Word10/30/200656.89 KBDownload
 Resources - Technology Guides
 TitleCategoryModified DateSize Description
MMA Technical Conference SlidesZIP Archive3/25/2010607.99 KBDownloadMMA and CTAM presents Internet Streaming and Video on Demand Technologies for Municipal Meetings Media Sharing for PEG Stations  Minimize 

It started pretty simply.  The Maine show "Second Act" was being produced, but had lost the sponsor for distributing the DVD’s, so an alternative was needed.  That was the first step.

Then there were other Maine shows that needed distribution as well. Soon it became the "Rockport Distribution Initiative", duping and mailing DVD’s for a number of Maine shows.

But that got to be lots of work and lots of expense, so we tried electronic distribution. The time seemed to be right. Download speeds had increased and lots of content was available. Very quickly the DVD’s were outmoded and electronic distribution via an FTP site took over completely. Soon most of the stations in Maine that showed outside content were participating.

And then it turned out that there were stations and producers outside of Maine who also wanted to participate. To automate the process and to make it more useful, a web site was created on top of the FTP site to be the entry portal.

The site was not intended to be the end all site for PEG distribution. It’s a simple implementation. There are several other sites around the country under development and the PegMedia site might consolidate into one or more of those down the road.  But for now, it’s working, it’s growing, and it seems to be pretty effective.

If you’re community station, we welcome you to take a look at and join if you’d like. It’s free to stations and producers. And if you know of other stations in Maine or elsewhere who might be interested, please help get the word out.

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It's Gardening Time!

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:08:15 +0000

It's that time of year when many people are thinking about gardening. Gardeners and those who dream of being gardeners love gardening programs.

On PegMedia, we have several gardening programs which might be great for broadcasting this time of year. They include:

New Addition: Garden Thyme

Coastal Gardens


Gardening Rhythms

Emilys Garden

Take a look and maybe give some a try!

What Internet TV Device Do You Use Personally (Select Primary One)? If "other", list in Comment if you'd like to.

Mon, 03 Feb 2014 17:35:28 +0000

30% (48 votes)
8% (13 votes)
13% (20 votes)
15% (24 votes)
Do not use an internet TV device
34% (53 votes)
Total votes: 158

Nelson Mandela - The Voice of Freedom

Fri, 06 Dec 2013 16:05:58 +0000

Most South Africans will remember Nelson Mandela with a smile. They fondly call him by his clan name "Madiba". More than any other figure, he shaped the history of the new South Africa. In 1994, after spending almost three decades in prison, he became the first elected black president.

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Nelson Mandela - The Voice of Freedom.

Deutsche Welle looks back at one of the world's most cherished leaders and bids Nelson Mandela farewell in a special 43-minute edition of our "In Focus" documentary series.

Please note that this program is not the usual half-hour format.

In Focus: Nelson Mandela


File: InFocus_Special_Mandela_12062013.mpg

Producer: Deutsche Welle

Length: 43:00


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