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City's Cable Channel Moves to 27

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Joseph Curran, Senior Management Analyst
(650) 991-8126

Daly City – Effective August 23, Comcast cable television subscribers in Daly City will need to tune to channel 27 to view local government-access programs currently seen on channel 26. To standardize its line-up throughout San Mateo County, Comcast will move the Daly City channel to assign Peninsula TV (Pen-TV) its own full-time, dedicated channel. The California Channel will move from channel 27 to 28 to accommodate the change.

In addition to Daly City, neighboring communities that are affected by the line-up change include Belmont, Brisbane, Colma, Millbrae, Redwood City, San Carlos, San Mateo and pockets of unincorporated areas in the Peninsula, including Broadmoor. Other San Mateo County municipalities, including Burlingame, already have Pen-TV full time on channel 26.

In Daly City, the switch affects only Comcast subscribers. For RCN customers, Daly City’s cable television broadcast will continue to air on channel 26, and Pen-TV, on channel 27.

“Many cities felt that the programming currently airing on Pen-TV warranted a separate and distinct channel from the existing local government channels,” noted Joseph Curran, who manages the government access channel in Daly City.

Pen-TV's original programming includes the popular game show, Quiz Kids, which will begin its fifth season this year. Other viewer favorites include Did You Know?, Regional Game of the Week, San Mateo County Board of Supervisors meetings, the Game with hosts Bob Marks and the SF Chronicle's Mark Simon, School Matters, Real Estate with Bobbi Decker, Second Opinion, and Community Connections. The San Mateo County Telecommunications Authority (SAMCAT), a joint powers authority formed in 1989, operates Pen-TV.

For more information, contact the City of Daly City (www.dalycity.org) at (650) 991-8126, or Peninsula TV (www.pentv.org) at (650) 637-1936. Comcast subscribers can call (800) 945-2288 or visit www.comcast.com. RCN customers may contact (800) RINGRCN, or visit www.RCN.com .