7 , 2003
Curran, Senior Management Analyst
DALY CITY’S CABLE
CHANNEL WILL MOVE TO 27
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
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
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
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