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ETV - Eagan

Opening in March of 2008, E-TV, Eagan’s Community Television Station is going into its third year. While overseeing 6 channels including 3 for Eagan’s School Districts, we directly operate 3 others. They are E-TV Community, Channel 15, Eagan’s Public Access Station, E-TV Government, Channel 16, Eagan’s window on city government and E-TV, Eagan Television, Channel 20, an interactive channel on everything Eagan.

We’ve showcased the best of Eagan’s concerts, parades and events. We’ve also expanded our coverage of Eagan High School Wildcat Sports from basketball and football to include baseball, softball, lacrosse, hockey, volleyball, gymnastics and wrestling. In addition, we produce several monthly shows in our studios including "Inside Eagan” with Mayor Mike Maguire and "Inside Business” with the Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce.

E-TV’s studios are located on the corporate campus of Thomson Reuters, Eagan’s largest employer. This first-of-its-kind public/private partnership has lowered the operational costs for the public access television operation, allowing E-TV to provide upgraded facilities and equipment to the citizens of Eagan. The partnership was also was awarded the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs’ 2010 Local Government Innovation Award.

Our facility includes a 900 square ft studio with 3 Panasonic AG-HPX500 cameras. The control room is centered on a Panasonic AV-HS400A switcher, complemented by a Compix Character Generator and Yamaha Audio Board. Our location equipment includes Panasonic DVX100B and HVX200 cameras, a New Tek Tricaster Studio, Lowel Lighting Kits and various other grip and audio equipment. We have 3 Edit Suites, one with Avid Media Composer 5, One with Final Cut Pro and one with both. All edit suites also feature a full complement of Adobe Creative Suite 5.

If you’d like to know more about E-TV, Eagan Television, give me a call at 651-848- 4698 or go to for all the details.

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