The Plano Television Network (PTN) is upgrading the 10-year-old equipment in the PTN studios. When the upgrades are complete, PTN will be fully high-definition (HD) capable. The upgrades are being funded through the Public, Education and Government (PEG) Access fees that are charged to all cable television customers by the cable companies.
The installation was timed to take place during the annual City Council summer break. However, Planning and Zoning Commission meetings will be taking place as usual. The July 1 and July 15 meetings will not be live on PTN. However, those meetings will be available in their entirety via online video clips after the meeting in the on-demand programming on planotv.org.
PTN airs news and information about Plano city services and community events and activities on Time Warner 16 and Verizon Fios 30, and is expected to be off the air sometime between June 25 and July 21. Programming will resume Monday, July 22 with the scheduled regular City Council Meeting.