World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article


Article Id: WHEBN0011259800
Reproduction Date:

Title: WisconsinEye  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Margaret Farrow
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia


File:WisconsinEye Logo.png
Launched May 16, 2007
Owned by WisconsinEye Public Affairs Network, Inc.
Slogan Watch Who We Are
Country Wisconsin, U.S.
Broadcast area Statewide on digital cable
Headquarters Madison, Wisconsin
Website Time Warner Cable 363
Charter Communications 995
Other systems throughout Wisconsin Check local channel listings
Streaming media
Main Channel Capitol Feed 1 Capitol Feed 2 Capitol 2

WisconsinEye is a non-profit, private public affairs cable network in the state of Wisconsin, USA. The network airs gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Wisconsin Legislature, including floor sessions of the Wisconsin State Assembly and Wisconsin State Senate, plus committee meetings and other programs of state interest such as panels, town halls, and programs about state history. The coverage is available live both on the cable network as well as through the WisconsinEye website.

The channel is being financed by private donors including Wisconsin billionaires Ken and Diane Hendricks, who have contributed more than US$1 million. The channel is partnering with Charter Communications and Time Warner Cable in order to reach over 60 percent of the state's population, and is available on the lifeline tier of both systems for those with a digital cable receiver (Charter channel 995, Time Warner channel 363). The channel began operations in May 2007, and although the network's signal is 480i SDTV, all programming is acquired in 1080i with high-definition television (HD) cameras and equipment and presented in letterbox format, suggesting a simple transition to an HD signal should the opportunity arise.[1]

The network has a strict license regarding use of state legislature and other network footage in any way other than for reference purposes and disallows it from being used in political advertising, an issue which came to the forefront with a Green Bay-targeted ad by a Planned Parenthood political action committee using the network's footage in September 2013.[2]

The channel was removed from Time Warner at the end of the original carriage agreement in early 2009 due to the network wanting payment for carriage, but eventually returned to that provider's systems in late March 2012.


External links

  • WisconsinEye
  • Wisconsin State Assembly
  • Wisconsin State Senate
Template:Public affairs television channels in the United States
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.