What is Public, Education and Government (PEG) Access Television?
Public Access: enables people to express their creativity, explore important issues and exercise their first amendment rights through television.
Public access facilities, like Dakota Media Access provide the training, expertise and production tools for residents and non profit organizations to produce their own non-commercial programming for cable and web casting. Public access gives everyone a voice!
Education Access: DMA works with local schools, both public and private, by providing resources and a presentation venue for student projects. The University of Mary, United Tribes Technical College, Bismarck State College, Bismarck High School, Century High School, St. Mary’s Central High School and other educational organizations provide programs for and about Bismarck’s educational community.
Government Access: programming makes local government more accessible to area residents and provides an important communication link between the local jurisdictions and the community. The Bismarck City Commission, Burleigh County Commission, City and County Planning Commissions, Burleigh County Social Services, Bismarck School Board, and the Mandan City Commission meetings are covered LIVE and replayed several times before the next scheduled meeting.
Government programming also includes covering other important public affairs shows that go in-depth on local issues, candidate forums, coverage of special meetings and a listing of municipal announcements and events on DMA’s community bulletin board.