Mashpee TV Transitions to Channel 18

ThinkstockPhotos-188069384MASHPEE – Over two months after a contract was signed between the Town of Mashpee and Mashpee TV, the station is transitioning its coverage into government affairs on Channel 18.

In June, former Mashpee selectman Wayne Taylor gave an update to selectmen and presented a plan for the transition.

The town and Mashpee TV were involved in lengthy and contentious contract negotiations in the spring.

Mashpee officials had not been happy with the company’s service as government meetings were not being covered.

Station Manager Peter Zawadski resigned in May after the back and forth negotiations between the town.

Bill Nay, a station manager for Shrewsbury’s public television channel has been identified as a candidate qualified to replace Zawadski.

Nay has been serving as a consultant to Mashpee TV after Zawadski left the station.

Taylor said he knows what the next steps are for Mashpee TV and the town.

“Getting channel 18 up and running with the equipment that it is needed to broadcast properly,” said Taylor.

The town taped meetings and brought them to Mashpee TV to process and broadcast on the channel before coverage was picked up.

Taylor said Mashpee TV’s coverage will be expanding.

“It’s not just the selectmen’s meeting. It’s the board of health, planning, conservation, those types of meetings as well,” said Taylor.

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