Ohio Government Telecommunications: The Ohio Channel
The Ohio Channel is a service of Ohio's public broadcasting stations. 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 and Supreme Court programming supplied by Ohio Government Telecommunications 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. From the Statehouse Media Center, the signal is recorded and delivered digitally to BEMC, the central hub for the Ohio Channel's underlying infrastructure. BEMC'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 towers.