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Launched in 1984, CCTV Center for Media & Democracy expands the reach of your organization. We provide channels , tools, and training to get your message across and help you make a difference in our community.

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  • Channel 17/ Town Meeting Television is Chittenden County's regional government access TV channel, which airs 100 hours of public meetings, election coverage, and community events each month on Comcast and Burlington Telecom and www.ch17.tv. We operate Channel 17  and Channel 317 (BT), open the door to local government, and provide training and tools to inform the public and speak out on crucial issues. Launched in 1990 to cover municipal events and public issues, Channel 17/ Town Meeting TV is overseen by regional representatives from Burlington, South Burlington, Essex, Essex Junction, Williston, Winooski, Colchester, and St. George. The mission of Channel 17/ Town Meeting TV is to be a trusted provider of multi-media resources that opens the door to local government and engage citizens in democratic action.
  • CCTV Productions delivers award winning media production services--from event coverage to documentary and promotional video. CCTV Productions now offers live and affordable webcasting of public and private events--so everyone can be there.


  • Common Good Vermont helps nonprofit organizations be more effective by providing reliable resources, training, and expert advice through face-to-face events and an innovative online web portal.

CCTV Staff works closely with a variety of local, state, and national partners who are devoted to securing the future of free speech, public access, and open networks. CCTV is a founding member of the Vermont Access Network, an association of 23 community access centers that operate 40+ channels and serve 100,000 cable households in Vermont. We are part of a larger network of 2500+ community access centers across the nation, represented by the Alliance for Community Media. We are also closely allied with NTEN and the Media & Democracy Coalition.

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Stop the FCC From Gutting Public Access Television

The Federal Communications Commission is considering a new rule that will jeopardize community media organizations like Channel 17. Stop the FCC from gutting public access TV! Let them know why you think community media is important.


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