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.

The Ohio Statehouse
Room 013
Columbus, OH 43215
General Inquiries: 614.728.9814
Phone: 614.221.1811
Email: info@ohiochannel.org
Website: http://www.ohiochannel.org/

The Statehouse News Bureau

The Statehouse News Bureau was founded in 1980 to provide educational, comprehensive coverage of legislation, elections, issues and other activities surrounding the Statehouse to Ohio's public radio and television stations. The Bureau remains the only broadcast outlet dedicated to in-depth coverage of state government news and topics of statewide interest. The Bureau is funded through BEMC and is managed by ideastream.

Karen Kasler, Bureau Chief
Radio/TV Newsroom, Room 015
The Statehouse
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614.221.1811
Email: kkasler@statehousenews.org
Website: http://www.statenews.org/