Alleghany Community Television


ACTV Goes High Def

ACTV Electronics Rack

The new equipment rack that houses Channels 21 (ACTV), 22 (The Government Channel) and 23 (The Education Channel) at Alleghany Community Television in the Blue Ridge Business Development Center in Sparta, North Carolina.

Alleghany Community Television has partnered with Leightronix, Inc. of Mason, Michigan, for several years. “They’ve been a valuable resource,” according to Charles Scott, Station Manager. “When we were ready to expand our capabilities, Leightronix made it happen.”LeightronixLogo

ACTV now has the capability to broadcast in high-defintion, 1080i and has upgraded all three of our PEG channels- Alleghany Community Television, The Government Channel and the new Education Channel- to new hardware. ultranexus

Alleghany Community TV programming is carried primarily on Skybest TV and ACTV Broadband, and through affiliates SurryTV and Wilkes Telecommunications in the region. Much of the programming can also be accessed, on-demand, online at

For more information, visit

For more information on the Education Channel or The Government Channel, visit

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ACTV Launches New Regional Education Channel

Ed Channel_Logo_Final_217ACTV has launched a new resource for the region. The Education Channel will carry traditional educational programming as well as events, board meetings and other productions from affiliated school systems in our area. Station Manager, Charles Scott: “In the same way the Government Channel benefits our neighboring counties, the Education Channel will broadcast content for systems that might not have the infrastructure in place to do so themselves.”


Alleghany High School students at work in a typical ACTV production.

Information on the Education Channel can be found at IMG_7259a

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ACTV Manager to Speak at SEATOA Conference

lighthouse-st-augustine-1210238-639x1080LIGHTING THE WAY TO CONNECTED COMMUNITIES
SEATOA’S 15th Anniversary Annual
Broadband and PEG Conference

The SouthEast Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors meets in beautiful St. Augustine Monday, March 14 and 15th and will feature workshops “designed to provide you with innovative ideas to light up your community through broadband and public, educational and government programming.”

ACTV Station Manager Charles Scott will help host a roundtable discussion for PEG channel startups, that will “review issues discussed in broadband and PEG conference sessions and exchange practical experiences and challenges.”

Facilitators will include: John Rocco, SEATOA Vice President and Charles Scott, SEATOA Secretary.


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North Carolina Telco Launches New Video Business

Read about ACTV partner, SkyBest Communication’s latest venture,, here in an article by Innovative Systems of Mitchell, SD.


From the web site:

This is the one-stop solution for your video content needs. Need Content? The Video Exchange has an extensive library of videos from producers all around the United States at affordable rates that you can license for use on your channel. Have content? Turn it into an ongoing revenue stream by placing it on the Video Exchange to be licensed for use by other members.


See more about the Video Exchange.


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Blog Highlights Alleghany County

AbsolutelyAlleghanyLogoWDale Caveny, manager of the Blue Ridge Business Development Center, has begun a blog that features local individuals and organizations.

Absolutely Alleghany is dedicated to capturing the essence of the unique individuals, businesses and events that make Alleghany County a great place to live, work and visit. Located in the northern Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Alleghany County is a place with a strong sense of community and connection to the land.

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