If you have Cox Cable, you have probably sped past channel 11 on your TV remote looking for something to watch. The Town of Fountain Hills is trying to turn the channel into something more.
Channel 11 is most often designated as a city or town’s government programming channel. Historically, the government channel is provided to a community free-of-charge as part of a franchise agreement with a cable operator to operate within that community. The Town of Fountain Hills uses the channel for live broadcasts and replays of Town Council meetings. When meetings aren’t being shown, slides promote events or information about Town programs and services.
The Town has recently added Wildlife Views produced by the Arizona Game and Fish Department and programming from community service providers Republic Services and EPCOR. Adding this programming will make the channel more interesting to watch and provide additional informative content.
Besides the new video content, the Town is using the channel for critical information during emergencies. The station will provide essential updates during CodeRED emergencies, such as flooding or wildfires. These updates will help viewers stay up-to-date on the current crisis and be a resource where to find more information.
Though the Town of Fountain Hills channel 11 will not compete with many other cable channels for viewership, it is a “must-see-TV” for current events and information. You can see the channel 11 programming schedule or if you don’t have cable TV, watch the channel live at www.fh.az.gov/channel11.