The Holland community has had local programming on PEG channels since the 1970’s. Over the years it was operated through several cable companies by various entities including the City of Holland, volunteers, Community Education, and most recently MacMedia.
We enjoy a rich history of community involvement
MacMedia enjoys a rich history of providing the community of Holland with the tools needed for online and video communication. Transformation of this nonprofit organization is constant as communication technology and community needs change.
Beginning in 1994 as one of the first “freenet” internet providers in the country, MacNet, MacMedia expanded in 2000 with the addition of the responsibilities of community access television, MacTV. Realizing that not everyone could afford the home computer needed to connect to the internet, a computer refurbishing and distributing program, CARE, began in 2001.
2006 saw the end of MacNet, and the beginning of a MacWIA, a youth training partnership with Michigan Works! and Kandu. MacOnline began in 2009 in response to changing viewing habits and the need to distribute programs outside the City of Holland.
MacMedia has won multiple awards and grants for video production and program development, all while serving the needs of local producers and viewing audience.
Explore our website to discover how MacMedia can meet your communication needs or to learn of new ways you can serve your community.