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For 22 years Deep Dish has been a laboratory for new, democratic and empowering ways to make and distribute video. It is a hub linking thousands of artists, independent videomakers, programmers and social activists. The network has produced and distributed over 300 hours of television series that challenge the suppression of awareness, the corruption of language, and the perversion of logic that characterizes so much of corporate media.

With humor, passion, creative flair and very low budgets, Deep Dish TV artists and producers have developed provocative video series exploring issues that profoundly impact our lives.

At the heart of the Deep Dish TV network have been the public access television stations, and now the public interest channels on the satellite networks:Free Speech TV on the Dish Network and LinkTV on DirecTv.

The programs made by Deep Dish TV, working with hundreds of program producers, have reached millions of people through the public access channels that cable companies are required to provide. Cable corporations are pushing to eliminate these channels. Though constantly embattled, these channels for free expression and community communication have continued to expand. As technology improves and cable analog television is slowly replaced by newer digital technology, these public access channels may be lost. It is essential that as the technology advances, commercial use of the public spectrum and municipal rights-of-way must provide the public with access to technology and the means to communicate.

Deep Dish TV also has a long history of collaboration with other independent media organizations. And this collaboration is building a rapidly growing audience that depends on independent media as a vital source of information and inspiration. Deep Dish TV produced the first year of the TV version of Pacifica Radio Network program Democracy Now ! with Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez. Democracy Now!, Paper Tiger TV, INN World Reports and dozens of media groups provide programs to public access television. Many use the global network of over 100 Independent Media Centers for stories. Deep Dish was instrumental in founding the first Indymedia Center in Seattle and has worked to enlarge that network to include hubs in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Deep Dish worked with many of these independent media organizations to provide live radio and television coverage of the protests that have brought millions of people into the streets to oppose the Iraq war. And most recently, Deep Dish staff helped produce the live television and internet broadcast of the Iraq Veterans Against the War Winter Soldier - Eyewitness Accounts of the Iraq and Afghanistan Occupations. Over 200 veterans were in attendance at the National Labor College in Washington DC, and more than 50 veterans testified.

In April 2008 Deep Dish TV will add to the 35 series it has produced with a powerful new series: Nothing Is Safe: Israel's 2006 War on Lebanon. Later in the year we will begin releasing Waves of Change a multi-part report on community grassroots media around the world.

This fall, Deep Dish TV will present the first episodes of a series on community media entitled, Waves of Change. To see some of the episodes and reports from that series, so to the Waves of Change Blog.” (source : website)

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