Neville Named to Community Media Board

Wilmington Community Television Executive Director Shaun Neville has been named to the Board of Directors of MassAccess, which serves as the primary advocacy group for community media centers in Massachusetts.

“It’s an honor to be chosen to join this board,” said Neville. “WCTV shares a lot of the same values as other media centers from across the state. MassAccess is leading the charge for things like high-definition television channels and inclusion in the on-screen program guide. It’s also helping guide stations as they deal with changing television habits and uncertain long-term financial futures.”

“As we enter into an unknown landscape of television viewing, MassAccess is fighting to keep community media centers relevant and financially solvent,” said Melinda Garfield, President of MassAccess and Executive Director of Westwood Media Center. “The natural addition of Shaun Neville to the board helps to accomplish more goals, which in turn, helps us to better serve our membership.”

Neville said he hopes his membership on the board will not only help MassAccess, but also WCTV. His presence should give him insight into how other community media centers are adapting. MassAccess members include more than 100 stations. It is governed by a volunteer board, consisting mainly of station executive directors and general managers.

Neville was hired to lead WCTV in 2015. The station’s TV channels can be found on Comcast (9, 22 and 99) and Verizon (37, 38 and 39). The channels also stream online, and most videos are available on-demand, at WCTV.org.

Membership at WCTV is free for Wilmington residents. State-of-the-art video equipment and training is available to create content for the community. Learn more at WCTV.org or call 978-657-4066.

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