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Discover OK Mainz - your regional open channel for Mainz and the surrounding area. Immerse yourself in a world of co-designing and making, and experience exciting local content in a live stream while watching TV online.
Open channels, also known as OK:TV stations, are unique communication platforms that enable the citizens of a region to actively participate in television and shape it themselves. Unlike other television channels, OK:TV stations are accessible to everyone, regardless of whether you are a beginner or a professional. The only condition is that the stations must be regional, since local relevance plays a special role and supra-regional topics are already covered by public or private television stations.
An OK:TV station is thus a unique platform that allows citizens to raise their voices, tell their stories and put local issues in the spotlight. This promotes diversity of opinion and strengthens the democratic culture of a region.
The idea of open channels emerged in the 1980s in response to the need for more citizen participation and the desire to democratize the media landscape. OK:TV stations are mostly non-profit associations or organizations supported by the respective cities or counties.
What is special about OK:TV is that citizens do not just watch television passively, but can actively participate by producing their own shows or contributing to existing productions. There are virtually no limits to the formats and topics. From local news and reports to cultural and sports reports to creative art projects - everything finds its place in the program.
Participation in the OK:TV station is usually uncomplicated and requires no special prior knowledge. The stations offer workshops and training courses in which participants learn how to handle technical equipment, produce reports and acquire journalistic basics.
Through the variety of participation opportunities, the programming of OK:TV stations reflects the entire range of interests and views of local people. Local issues and concerns are heard, and the diversity of opinions contributes to a lively and pluralistic television offering.
OK:TV stations are thus not only television stations, but also platforms for dialog and participation. They promote democratic togetherness and strengthen the sense of community in a region. Citizens are transformed from passive consumers to active shapers of the media landscape, which makes an important contribution to the democratization of the media.