Since that time, the county has continued to expand its reach and improve government transparency by making it possible to watch the commission meetings and all other TV14 programming over the Internet in 2008, and just last year, converting the format of the online video to make it possible to watch the programming on mobile devices like smartphones and tablets.
Recently, the county announced citizens will have yet another option to watch its programming: AT&T U-Verse.
All residents and businesses who contract with AT&T for cable television service via its U-Verse system are now able to watch the government access channel by selecting Government Education and Public Access from the Live TV section of the main menu, by accessing the Guide and scrolling to Channel 99, or simply by entering 99 on the remote control and then scrolling to “Henry County.”
“As AT&T U-Verse continues to service more and more customers in our community, this gives us an opportunity to reach more citizens,” said Julie Hoover-Ernst, Henry County Communications director. “More importantly, it gives citizens a choice. If they want to be able to watch TV14 programming, they are no longer limited to one provider or the Internet.”
The ability to expand the county’s reach to thousands of AT&T U-Verse customers was made possible through the purchase and installation of a CISCO encoder at a cost of about $7,200. Per the state franchise agreement, there is no charge to Henry County to broadcast on either AT&T U-Verse or Charter.
Henry TV14 offers a variety of programming, from commission and zoning advisory board meetings to the “Update” news program and “Inside Out” talk show, which highlight county news, initiatives and events, as well as special programs showcasing the services of county departments, such as the popular “SilverTone” exercise program and “Garden Delights,” a cooking and gardening show produced in partnership with the county Cooperative Extension.
For a complete schedule of Henry TV14 programming, visit www.co.henry.ga.us/communications/programming.shtml.