CharmTV ready for prime time with new shows, website - Baltimore


Nov. 17, 2014 8:59 am

CharmTV ready for prime time with new shows, website

The public access channel goes from "Baltimore C-SPAN" to on-demand web property. The new CharmTV site debuts today.

"Born in Baltimore" host David DeBoy tapes a segment.

(Photo courtesy of CharmTV)

The team that runs Baltimore city’s public access channel has made a renewed push to offer a little culture with their council hearings. And as of Monday, all of it will be online.

CharmTV, which is currently channel 25 for local viewers, is set to roll out a new website that will offer all CharmTV programming online.

See the new site

Formerly TV-25, the city-run station rebranded in June. Along with a new name, the channel also began offering new prime-time cultural programming aimed at highlighting all that is “authentic and inspiring,” about Baltimore, said CharmTV General Manager Tonia Lee. Each night, the channel highlights an aspect of Baltimore living, like neighborhoods, food or history.

As the station has branched out from being “a Baltimore C-SPAN,” as Lee put it, the cultural programming has gained traction, even beyond the city limits.

“The common complaint we heard is, ‘I can only see it in Baltimore City,'” Lee said.

With the new website, CharmTV will offer all of its cultural programming on-demand, as well as access to a YouTube portal for all government meetings.

“When we premiere a show on the network, we will also premiere it on the website,” Lee said.

The celebration is rolling past the actual launch date on Monday. On Thursday, Nov. 20, the website will play host to an online launch party, where show hosts will talk about the new programming. That night, the channel will also be rolling out a new special that was filmed at the African American Festival. It airs on TV at 8 p.m.

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