Landlord lets CCTV stay through year
Cambridge Community Television can stay in its Central Square office and studio space through the end of the year, executive director Susan Fleischmann said Wednesday.
The cable-access channels had been working on an October deadline to leave 675 Massachusetts Ave. and move into new, customized space, but was struggling to meet it.
At the same time, landlord Intercontinental Real Estate Corp., of Boston, saw talks with a replacement tenant for the site “slow down,” Fleischmann said.
The organization wants to stay in Central Square and ideally keep a ground-floor, retail-style presence, she has said. She is hoping to find a space with at least 6,500 square feet that can accommodate a 900-square-foot studio with high ceilings — and to pay in the low to mid-twenties per square foot.
The organization provides training and access to telecommunications technology to residents and organizations in Cambridge, broadcasting content on three channels supported in part through a contractual obligation of the city’s cable provider, Comcast Corp. The company gives 3 percent of the revenue it gets from city subscribers to CCTV.