County recommends Pacifica TV get MCTV’s contract

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By on Fri, February 18, 2011

San Mateo County Public Works Department has recommended that the County and the city of Half Moon Bay contract with Pacifica Community Television to operate the Coastside’s Public Educational and Governmental (PEG) television station. The station is currently operated by Mid-Coast Television (MCTV), which bid on the contract along with Peninsula TV in Redwood City. The city and county will begin negotiations with PCT, which operates Channel 26 in Pacifica

According to the Request for Proposal, the contract is scheduled to be approved April 14 and the new contractor will take over PEG operations on the Coastside September 12.

The bid for the the PEG contract has been in the works since the city agreed to synchronize its contract with MCTV with the county’s contract. The county held a meeting and request for comments in June, and issued a Request for Proposal in December. The deadline for proposals was January 24.

Proposers may submit a comprehensive, written protest by February 28.