About HCAM

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Hingham Community Access Media, also known as HCAM, is the Hingham community’s media hub; connecting and informing those who live, work, and study in Hingham through the provision of media services, dynamic programming content, and media/production training.

 

What is HCAM to me?

You might be a viewer of HCAM’s Public, Educational, and Government access channels or a producer of your own content on those very same channels.  HCAM’s programming is tailormade for Hingham, by HCAM staff and community members.  For where to watch click here or see the channel grid on the right of this page.

 

HCAM’s Channels:

HCAM Public – Comcast = Ch 97, Verizon = Ch 31
On HCAM’s public channel we show a variety of community events and community interest programming while also offering a very unique opportunity; programming by Hingham citizens and institutions for Hingham citizens and institutions.

HCAM Educational Comcast = Ch 22, Verizon = Ch 29
On HCAM’s educational channel you can tune in and see content that is educational in nature often filmed within the Hingham Public School system.  

HCAM Government – Comcast = Ch 9, Verizon = Ch 30
On HCAM’s government channel you can expect to see municipal meeting coverage and other supporting programming.  

 

HCAM’s History

In April of 2008, The Hingham’s Cable Advisory Committee negotiated a cable franchise license between The Town of Hingham and Verizon.   This license allowed Verizon to bring their new FiOS service to the town.  This license also provided the Town of Hingham funding to provide Public, Educational, & Government (PEG) access services for the Town of Hingham in place of the regional studio that Comcast has previously operated in Norwell.  The Norwell studio served the towns of Cohasset, Hanover, Hingham, Norwell, and Scituate.  A year following Verizon’s new license, a renewal of Comcast’s previously standing license was also negotiated.

In May of 2011 The Hingham Board of Selectmen established HCAM as an independent nonprofit corporation to manage public access in the Town of Hingham.  A year later they asked us to take on government access.  The following year, 2013, HCAM also took on educational access.  Since 2013 HCAM has worked to continue our growth to ensure our services match community interest and need.