Glenview Television (GVTV) is a Government Access station owned and operated by the Village of Glenview. More than 10,000 homes receive GVTV -- on Comcast or WOW cable channel 17 or 6 (depending on your neighborhood) and AT&T U-verse channel 99 PEG.
Since 1985, GVTV has been committed to providing timely and relevant programming and information to the residents of Glenview. The station's facilities and equipment are located at Village Hall and managed by a cable coordinator. Trained volunteers work together to produce an average of 10 hours of original programming every week, including the production of four live Village meetings a month. Coverage of special events, such as parades, are also produced. The operation of the station is only possible through the hard work and dedication of its volunteers. Over 2,000 hours of their time is donated annually. Training classes on all aspects of television production are available to residents of Glenview and Golf 18 years of age or older at no charge.
GVTV operates a "Community Bulletin Board" which runs in between programming. The board lists agenda items of the Village Board and Commission meetings, helps publicize community events and alerts residents to important news and information. Local businesses can list job openings on the channel at no charge.
DVD copies of all programs seen on GVTV are available for a fee of $10.
The program schedule is updated weekly on this web site and is listed on the Community Bulletin Board. It is also available by contacting Glenview Television at (847) 904-4475.
For the week of July 4 - July 10
Programming begins Thursday afternoon and runs until the following Wednesday:
|8 a.m, and 6 p.m.||The Founding of Glenview Junior Optimist Club|
|9 a.m., 2 p.m., and 8 p.m.||Independence Day Parade|
|11 a.m. and 11 p.m.||Illinois Channel|
|1 p.m. and 7 p.m.||Memory Changes|
|5 p.m.||Classic GVTV: Memories of Ruth Rieb|
|10 p.m.||Highland Park Pops|
The Plan Commission meeting scheduled for Tuesday, July 9 at 7 p.m. has been cancelled. The next Live meeting scheduled for cablecast is the Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday, July 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Be a GVTV volunteer
GVTV is a key part of how the Village communicates with its residents and it relies heavily on a dedicated volunteer staff to create all of its cable television programming.
Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. No previous video production experience or formal education is necessary. Hands on training is provided free by professional instructors at a pace that is best suited to your individual skill level.
Once certified as a GVTV Volunteer, you will have access to our state-of-the-art equipment and facilities as well as the opportunity to work with Village staff and other volunteers creating programs for air on GVTV. Core volunteer opportunities assigned by Village staff may include:
- Director - responsible for the overall production (live or videotaped) and participates in all aspects of the program’s creation, “from script to screen.”
- Producer - works with the Village Department, Division or other nonprofit entity to flesh out, refine, and implement a program idea. This includes finding the necessary talent, props, collecting talent releases, as well as communicating with all members of the production team to insure a smooth production.
- Editor - works with the producer and or director to import raw video footage into the computer and assemble the necessary video clips, audio tracks and graphics needed to complete the program for air.
- Production Assistant - works under the supervision of the director and may operate digital camera or audio equipment during live and taped video productions as well as create and distribute DVD copies as needed.
All potential volunteers must have current proof of address and satisfactorily complete a background check to be conducted by local law enforcement. Background checks may be required on an annual basis for all certified volunteers.
If you would like more information about becoming a GVTV Volunteer contact Cable Coordinator Tim Davidson at (847)904-4475 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Program quality standards
All submitted material must be provided in broadcast quality, meeting technical standards determined by the Communications Division. They may be accepted as presented, turned down completely or given conditional approval based on the need for revisions or deletions. All non-GVTV produced programming requires a disclaimer before and after the showing of the program.
Understanding your cable bill
Although the Village has limited authority regarding the operations of the cable companies, the Village's Cable Television Division documents problems or issues Glenview residents may have with their local provider. Any problems you might have should first be addressed with the cable company (see customer service numbers below). If you are unable to resolve your complaint or would like to document a comment, you can notify the Cable Services Director by e-mail.
- Glenview Television
( 847) 904-4382 (Cable Franchise Manager)
2500 East Lake Avenue
Glenview, IL 60026
For more information on FCC Customer Service Standards go to the website: http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/complaints.html