The Ohio Channel
The Ohio Channel is a service of Ohio's public broadcasting stations. A new concept in public
affairs programming, the Ohio Channel combines Statehouse coverage with locally produced PBS
programs to give a statewide perspective on issues that affect the lives of all Ohioans.
Using live Statehouse programming supplied by Ohio Government Telecommunications and distributed
by eTech, and packaging this programming with Ohio PBS station public affairs programming and
documentaries, the Ohio Channel provides the most comprehensive coverage of state government issues.
Coverage of Statehouse activities is unedited and is commentary-free to give you an unbiased and
open perspective on government activities. The Ohio House of Representatives, the Ohio Senate, and
the Supreme Court of Ohio are all covered gavel to gavel. In addition, news conferences and meetings
are broadcast across the state.
Many components come into play in order to achieve the statewide distribution of Ohio Channel programming.
The signal initiates from a video source such as the embedded cameras within the
chambers at the Statehouse or from remote systems
located at the Supreme Court of Ohio
as well as state
agencies such as the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio
From the Statehouse Media Center, the signal is recorded and delivered digitally to
, the central hub for the Ohio
Channel's underlying infrastucture. eTech's fiber optic backbone distributes the Ohio Channel broadcast signal to local
public television stations throughout the state which then, in turn, broadcast the signal over the airwaves from broadcast
Additionally, all legislative and Supreme Court sessions are streamed live over the Internet as well
as archived digitally providing every resident of the state of Ohio the opportunity to witness, first hand, our government