CVT Commission selects DETV to manage Leased Access station, recommendation goes to full Council for vote  

WILMINGTON– The Cable, Video & Telecommunications Commission today selected DETV as its recommendation to be the next Third Party Operator (TPO) of Channel 28, the city’s Public Access/Leased Access (PALA) television station.

An ordinance for first and second reading will be presented at the February 21st Wilmington City Council Meeting.

The current agreement with the Leased Access Preservation Association (LAPA) is set to expire on March, 31, 2019, which prompted a Request for Proposal to be sent out to the public in November soliciting interested TPOs.

The Commission received proposals from LAPA and DETV.

The City’s Cable, Video & Telecommunications Commission, chaired by Council President Hanifa Shabazz, is made up of representatives from the Wilmington City Council and Mayor’s administration and was responsible for reviewing the proposals and conducting interviews, which took place on January 10, 2019.

After two additional meetings during which Commissioners reviewed the proposals and received public comment, the selection was made by a vote of 7-2 to recommend DETV as the next TPO.


Marchelle Basnight

Council Chief of Staff


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