Nā Leo ‘O Hawaiʻi (NLOH) is one of four independent PEG (Public, Education, Government) entities in the State of Hawaiʻi, which has responsibility for providing such services for the Island of Hawaiʻi. Financing for public access is provided through a portion of the franchise fees collected from cable subscribers in each respective County in Hawaiʻi. The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA), through the Cable TV Division, handles the regulatory oversight for the PEG franchises in Hawaiʻi.
NLOH is a nonprofit 501(c) 3, which is governed by a nine member Board of Directors. Board members are non-compensated and are representatives of various identified stakeholders throughout the Island of Hawaiʻi.
The Mission of Na Leo ‘O Hawaiʻi is to facilitate diverse community, education and government dialog and expression by providing television access for the people of the County of Hawaiʻi. (this is current statement)
Nā Leo ‘O Hawaiʻi provides television access to facilitate diverse community dialog and educational awareness for the citizens of Hawaiʻi island. This same access is utilized for County and State Governments to communicate and provide relevant information to Hawaiʻi island residents. Our mission includes providing our citizens with great customer service, clean facilities, and modern equipment to work with.
The opportunity for citizens to express their constitutional right of free speech can be achieved in many ways. NLOH wishes to promote this very fundamental right by allowing people to become certified and trained to use our equipment and facilities. Increasing the number of “External Producers” (EP) who create new programs and utilize our resources is a very high priority. Creating relevant and interesting internal programs and opportunities to address diverse community interest is a secondary priority. This vision is achieved by providing NLOH employees as resources and professional experts in the local television market who can develop and promote the best practices to ensure that relevant media access is taking place throughout the County of Hawaiʻi.