Cable TV Information
CenturyLink has been granted a franchise to offer cable television service in St. Louis Park, in addition to its existing telephone and internet services. The effective date of the franchise will be mid-December, so CenturyLink could begin offering service to St. Louis Park customers by the end of 2015.
The City Council held a public hearing July 6 to hear CenturyLink’s proposal and comments from the public.
In August and September, city staff and the Telecommunications Advisory Commission negotiated a franchise with CenturyLink based on the one that governs Comcast. Minnesota statute requires that any new franchise be similar to the one that governs the existing cable TV company.
On September 23, 2015 the Telecommunications Advisory Commission passed a motion 6-0 to direct staff to complete franchise negotiations with CenturyLink and to recommend that the City Council adopt the proposed franchise ordinance to allow CenturyLink to offer cable TV services in St. Louis Park. Here is the staff report:
The City Council held a public hearing about the proposed franchise November 2, 2015, and voted to approve it. The second reading of the ordinance was heard on November 16, and a resolution was passed explaining why the City took action.
CenturyLink is pursuing cable television franchises all over the Twin Cities, and began service in Minneapolis over the summer.
City Council background reports for November 16, 2015. There are two CenturyLink reports. One begins on page 168 and the other on page 229.
For more information, contact Reg Dunlap at (952) 924-2660 or email@example.com.
updated: Friday, October 02, 2015
Comcast has provided notice of price changes for deregulated services. Customers should receive notice in their monthly statement. Details available here:
updated: Monday, October 19, 2015
Comcast customers may have noticed that your local broadcast channels have been available on two different high definition (HD) channels for the last few years. Those duplicated channels will be going away on August 25, and this could affect your TV viewing, especially if you use a DVR. Check your DVR for scheduled recordings and especially for...
updated: Monday, August 31, 2015
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updated: Tuesday, November 17, 2015
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updated: Tuesday, November 24, 2015
The City of St. Louis Park posts municipal announcements and cablecasts local programs and meetings on Civic Channel 17. Local organization announcements, highway traffic speed maps and local programming are cablecast on Community TV Channels 15 and 96. Park TV, channel 16, covers community events, sports and concerts. Channel 14 has school...
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updated: Tuesday, July 21, 2015
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- Comcast price list as of March 2, 2015
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Find out about other community TV centers:
- In Minnesota: Minnesota Association of Community Telecommunications Administrators
- In Wisconsin: WAP Online
The following links will provide printable versions of community television information sheets and application forms.
- St. Louis Park Community TV Frequently Asked Questions
- Community TV Channel Playback Application
- Community TV Guidelines Information and Application Forms
- Community TV Studio Information and Application
- Student Videos Wanted Handout
- ParkTV Local Channels Brochure
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updated: Monday, October 19, 2015
If you subscribe to cable television, you can take advantage of the "vacation rate" option. Your account must be current and you must plan on vacating your primary residence for a minimum of two months and a maximum of six months within a 12-month period. The 12-month period is from when you first start the seasonal program, not from the...