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VTV FAQ's


How do I request a tape of a program?

Tape and/or DVD requests are handled through our City Clerks Office at City Hall. There is a request form that must be filled out and you must do that in person. They do not take mail or phone requests. The form is then forwarded to VTV. Once the tape/DVD is complete you can pick it up at the Clerks Office.

For convenience you can download and print the video request form for our website. You must take the form to the City Clerk's office to be processed. Do not email this form.

You must provide us with the following:

title of program,
the date and time it was telecast on GATV

There is a charge of $10 per tape copy and $15 per DVD request.

Is there a charge for a video tape?

Yes, each tape costs $10 and each DVD is $15.

What is Government Access TV (GATV)?

Government Access Television is programming produced primarily by city, county, state and federal agencies and employees. Programs run the gamut from live coverage of Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen meetings to city informational programs such as "Vicksburg Notes" and Public Service Announcements. GATV, Cable Channel 23, is owned and operated by the City of Vicksburg. As part of the cable franchise agreement with Vicksburg Video the cable operator pays the city for the use of the public right of ways. These funds, known as franchise fees, are used to support cable related activities. A portion of these funds is exclusively used to support Government Access Television. The GATV channel can be viewed in the City of Vicksburg on Vicksburg Video Cable Channel 23. For more information call 601-801-2300.

Can I advertise my "for profit" business or services on VTV?

NO! VTV is a Government access channel and can not advertise a business or service.

How do I place a public annoucement?

The VTV channel shows Public Service Announcements (PSA's) on the City Bulletin Board. This message board is available for any announcements that are City sponsored activities and events. If your message fits thiscriteria you may:

Fax it to:
VTV, City Bulletin Board at 631-3254,
OR
Mail it to:
City of Vicksburg VTV
1415 Walnut St
Vicksburg, Mississippi 39181
Attention: City Bulletin Board

Note - Announcements can also be sent in the form of a power point presentation. Text must be at 28 points in size with high contrast against it's background. You may email them to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Can VTV be used as a political "platform or venue?"

NO! For complete clarification contact the City of Vicksburg legal department.

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