DMPS-TV is an educational access channel on Mediacom Cable channels 12.1 or 812 featuring news and information about the Des Moines Public Schools. In addition, DMPS-TV content is available at www.youtube.com/dmpstv.
Programming is produced by Video Production Specialists, Kyle Knicley and Jon Lemons, in the district’s Communication & Public Affairs department. Our offices and studio are located in the DMPS administration building at 2323 Grand Avenue in Des Moines.
Reaching more than 61,000 households in Des Moines and surrounding communities, DMPS-TV covers all schools and grade levels within the district. The staff strives for a mix of feature stories, event coverage, information and announcements. In addition, DMPS-TV broadcasts all regular School Board meetings.
Where can I watch DMPS-TV?
Mediacom carries our channel in the basic package of their lineup.
– If you have a DVR, Digital Receiver or Digital to Analog Converter box, you’ll find us on Channel 12 and 812.
– For those who have a Flat Panel TV plugged directly into the wall, we’re on Channel 12.1 and 12.2.
– If you have an old, tube-type TV plugged directly into the wall, you won’t find our channel unless you contact Mediacom and get a Digital to Analog Converter box. Once that’s installed, you’ll see Channel 12 and 812.
Can I view DMPS-TV online?
Yes. DMPS-TV stories are availabe on our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/dmpstv. In addition, our three most recent stories can be viewed on the school district’s web site at www.dmschools.org.
How do I become a DMPS-TV anchor?
Our anchors are selected from participants in the Central Campus Radio, TV and Film program. We’ve partnered with this program to provide some practical, on-camera experience for students who are studying broadcast journalism. We audition these students in the first few weeks of the school year. If you are interested in becoming a DMPS-TV Anchor, find out how to enroll in the Radio, TV, and Film program at Central Campus here.
When are school board meetings broadcast, and do you put those on the internet?
School board meetings are shown live on DMPS-TV at 6:00 p.m. on the day of a school board meeting. These are rebroadcast at 6:00 p.m every Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday. Unfortunately, due to the sheer size of the long board meeting files, we are unable to offer those online for download.
Can I intern with DMPS-TV?
We do accept interns from colleges in the area. If you have any interest in getting involved in TV production, we have an amazing opportunity waiting for you. Please email us and let us know you are interested.
Do you accept submitted content?
We offer students and teachers the opportunity to show their video projects to the community. If you have a professionally produced video that relates directly to the Des Moines Schools, we will take that into consideration. Most other content is not accepted. Please email us so we can learn out about your project.