PR: Access Channel 5 Re-brands to Access Chautauqua
Published June 17, 2018

After 23 years, Access Channel 5 is re-branding itself as Access Chautauqua. The public, educational and governmental access television station decided that identifying as it's channel number, which has recently been changed to channel 1301, is no longer appropriate.

"We were pretty sure Time Warner Cable, now Spectrum Cable, would be changing our channel designation eventually, so we started to prepare several years ago," said Charles Kelsey, executive director and station manager for the cable channel. In 2010 the station filed as a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation under the name Access Chautauqua County TV, Inc. When the channel designation change was imminent, the corporation filed for an assumed name with the New York State Department of State as "Access Chautauqua."

Access Chautauqua serves cable viewers in nine communities: the villages of Mayville, Westfield and Sherman, and the towns of Chautauqua, North Harmony, Sherman, Ripley, Westfield and Portland. The station has been in continuous service since June 1995, offering local programming and a community bulletin board on a 24-hour, 7 days a week, 365 days a year basis. Over 3484 local programs have aired since the station started. The studio is located at the Town of Chautauqua Municipal Building at 2 Academy Street in Mayville.

The station's website is www.accesschautauquacountytv.org, or simply search "Access Chautauqua." Most of the programming over the past several years available for viewing on the website.

"With the change to an all-digital cable system also came the realignment of cable channel numbers," according to Kelsey. "We are still here, only now we are on channel 1301."

Available Options for PEG Channels
I Have A: How You Can Get Local PEG:
Analog (plugged directly into older TV) No Longer Available, See Other Option(s)
Recently scanned flat-screen TV No Longer Available, See Other Option(s)
Digital Tier (with converter box) Channel 1301
Analog Tier, with digital converter box Channel 1301
I am still having a problem: You Will Need To Contact Spectrum For More Information
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PO Box 188
Mayville, NY 14757
Phone: (716) 753-5225
E-Mail: AccessChautauqua@gmail.com