MVTV-3

Moreno Valley has its own cable television station inside City Hall - MVTV-3. Programming includes City Council and Planning Commission meetings and select special events either sponsored or co-sponsored by the City, a monthly news program, “News Center," and informational videos highlighting city services and programs.

MVTV-3 has a Community Events Bulletin Board, a computerized listing of public service messages, that runs whenever video segments are not on the air. This service is free for government, school and non-profit organizations.

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The MVTV-3 Community Bulletin Board is a computerized listing of public service messages which runs on Channel 3 whenever video segments are not being cablecast. It provides information on City services and programs, along with a listing of community events and services, non-profit fund-raising events, activities, and other noncommercial advertising. The calendar is maintained and managed by the City of Moreno Valley. The Community Bulletin Board is offered as a free public service.

To post a message for your non-profit group's event, use our online form or call MVTV-3 at 951.413.3057.

Messages are evaluated according to our polices in four areas.

Eligible Participants:
Entities and groups eligible to submit messages for cablecasting over MVTV-3 include the following, on order of priority:

  • First priority:
    local government, including local law enforcement and agencies funded by local government.
  • Second priority:
    local educational institutions
  • Third priority:
    local non-profit organizations, local service groups, local social and recreational clubs, businesses and for-profit groups if the sponsored event or activity benefits a local humanitarian or non-profit cause

 

  • Fourth priority:
    public agencies outside Moreno Valley which offer information and activities of interest to Moreno Valley viewers. These messages will be displayed on the calendar as space permits, as priority will be given to messages submitted by local groups.

Message Preemption:
While messages are deemed important, calendar information will be preempted on MVTV-3 to provide feature programming sponsored or co-sponsored by the City of Moreno Valley, and critical information to viewers in the event of a major disaster or emergency affecting the city.

Message Evaluation: Each message is reviewed by the MVTV-3 Administrator for conformance with eligibility and content guidelines. Each message will be considered in relation to its priority, content and other requirements.

Message Content Requirement and Restrictions

The following types of messages will be considered:

  • Messages from groups other than the City are limited to an event or activity that takes
    place monthly or less often.
  • Messages must be submitted in writing to the City Communications Officer in person, by mail or by fax. Printed message forms are made available at most City and other public facilities.
  • Messages must be noncommercial in nature, serving the public interest, and relate to events and activities open to the public.
  • Messages must be submitted at least two weeks before a scheduled event.
  • Messages must be brief (typically 75 words). All messages are subject to editing and condensation.
  • Time -sensitive messages will be displayed through the day of the event or specified deadline.
  • Messages with no specific event time or deadline will be displayed for as long as space permits, at the Administrator’s discretion.

The following types of messages will not be considered:

  • Content considered obscene, inflammatory, or of a pornographic nature.
  • Messages promoting illegal activities.
  • Activities that attempt to defraud viewers or attempt to obtain money by fraudulent pretenses, representations, or promises.
  • Commercial advertising
  • Messages promoting, endorsing or opposing a political candidate, initiative, referendum, recall, or other election issue. However, notices publicizing public meetings, forums and social functions sponsored by political groups and open to the public are acceptable, as long as the names of political candidates and/or members, titles, or descriptions of ballot measures are not publicized.

Disclaimer:
The Community Bulletin Board is provided as a public service. Therefore, while the City shall endeavor to ensure that messages submitted by individuals/organizations are transmitted accurately and in a timely manner, the City assumes no liability in connection with the Bulletin Board and makes no warranties or representations that any message will, in fact, be transmitted accurately or at any particular time. The City cannot take responsibility for the factual accuracy of the information as submitted (i.e., times, dates, specific locations, name spellings and phone numbers). that responsibility rests with the originator of the information.

To obtain a copy of any program or meeting that aired on MVTV-3, call 951.413.3056. The fees differ depending upon the media. Please note that we no longer accept media provided by the requester.

Media:
- VHS Tape: $1
- DVD-R: $2
- CD-R (mp3 audio only): $1

Cablecast on Channel 3, MVTV-3 is provided as a public service to the City of Moreno Valley for local residents, and is available to every cable subscriber in the City of Moreno Valley as part of their basic cable television monthly subscription fee.

The potential viewing audience for MVTV-3 is comprised of over  41,000 households. Survey results show that nearly 60 percent of these households subscribe to cable television.

MVTV-3 was founded by the City Council as a Government Access channel for televising City Council meetings, but has become much more to the City of Moreno Valley and its populace.

In addition to cable casting live City Council meetings, the purpose of MVTV-3 is to cablecast select special events sponsored or co-sponsored by the City (i.e., July 4th Celebration and other Parks & Community Services events, the Mayor's State of the City Address, the monthly news program, "News Center," and other informational programming used to inform residents about City and/or government services and programs. The Council has also adopted a policy allowing for televised political candidate forums during election seasons. During major emergencies and disasters, MVTV-3 will be used to provide direction and information to viewers.

MVTV-3 provides regular coverage, both live and taped, of City Council meetings, which enables citizens with busy lifestyles to remain informed about and participate in the democratic process of local decision-making.

Moreno Valley's Access Channels

There are three channels:

  • MVTV-3 - Award-winning, locally produced government access television coverage of Moreno Valley City Council and Planning Commission meetings, news, information, and public service announcements of City-sponsored events. Available on channel 3 on Time Warner Cable.
  • MVEdTV and VVTV - Educational access programming of the Moreno Valley Unified School District and the Val Verde Unified School District. Available on Channel 16 on Time Warner Cable.
  • KRCC - Educational access programming of the Moreno Valley College of Riverside Community District. Available on Channel 17 on Time Warner Cable.

Contact MVTV-3
Media & Communications by calling: 951.413.3056

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