[ puhb-lik-ak-ses, -ak- ]
/ ˈpʌb lɪkˌæk sɛs, -ˈæk- /
a noncommercial system of broadcasting on television channels made available to independent or community groups for programs of general interest to the community.
one or more channels on cable television that by law are reserved for noncommercial broadcasting by members of the public.
The Letter B Once Had A Much Longer NameThe letter B was part of the Phoenician alphabet more than 3000 years ago in 1000 BCE. At that time, the letter was called beth and looked a little different, but it made the sound of b and was second in the alphabet. The shape of the letter resembled the floor plan of a house, and the word beth meant “house.” This is pictured below. In Hebrew, the letter was called beth, bet, or bayt which also …
Origin of public-access television
First recorded in 1970–75
Also called public-access TV.
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