CAT-TV channels are moving

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BENNINGTON — Beginning Thursday, May 28, Catamount Access Television will be moving to Channels 1075, 1085 and 1095. The move is part of a settlement reached with Comcast last July.

Channel 15 will move to Channel 1075, Channel 16 will move to Channel 1095, and Channel 17 will move to Channel 1085.

Vermont's PEG (Public, Educational and Governmental) Channels agreed to move their channel locations in order to gain access to the Interactive Program Guide and have program schedules listed along with the commercial channels, according to a release from CAT-TV. This move enabled Comcast to overcome the technical barriers they claimed prevented them from providing Guide access in the past due to shared channel numbers around the state.

"While this will take some getting used to, we are excited to take this opportunity to refresh, reinvent and reimagine our channels," CAT-TV said. "Look for new content, a fresh look and even more local programming! Add us to your favorites on your remote and keep up to date on what's playing."

CAT-TV will continue to provide local content like board meetings and church services, and is working to add more local art, music, history and human interest stories to its lineup. "Viewers should expect to see a rollout of new formatted segments with news stories, show promos, scheduling updates, local weather, community announcements, health and wellness, food and drink and more," CAT-TV said.

Catamount Access Television Corporation (CAT-TV) provides public, educational, and governmental television access services to Bennington, North Bennington, Woodford, Pownal and Shaftsbury on Comcast Cable Channels 1075, 1085 and 1095. CAT-TV is a nonprofit charitable 501c3 corporation which is primarily funded through the public benefit franchise fees of Comcast's local cable revenues.

CAT-TV content can also be viewed via catamountaccess.com and facebook.com/CATTVbennington.

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