Welcome to Channel 17/ Town Meeting TV

Welcome to Channel 17! In this atmosphere of media consolidation and corporate media control, Channel 17 remains a truly local channel. Since our premiere in 1990, Channel 17/Town Meeting Television serves the politically active communities of Burlington, South Burlington, Essex, Essex Junction, Williston, Winooski, Colchester and St. George. With more than 100 hours of new program each month, viewers rely on Channel 17 for election results, gavel-to-gavel coverage of meetings, community events, press conferences, legislative hearings and a daily live call-in show. Read our Monthly Newsletter for interesting highlights and pics.

Channel17/Town Meeting Television serves more than 25,000 households in Chittenden County, Vermont and serves cable subscribers of both Burlington Telecom and Comcast Cable. The channel is overseen by the Channel 17 Board of Trustees -- made up of elected and appointed officials from the member communities. The Trustees contract with CCTV's Center for Media & Democracy to operate all aspects of channel operations. Channel 17 is one of three community access channels in the Chittenden County cable service area (along with VCAM/Channel 15 and RETN/Channel 16).

Channel 17's mission is to be a community supported and sought after multimedia resource that engages citizens in local government. Want to find out more about Channel 17 and the CCTV Center for Media and Democracy? Check our TV Guide. Watch Burlington Meetings LIVE on Burlington Telecom's Channel 317. And of course, watch Channel 17 programs on this website. While you are at it: don't miss our new Clickable Meeting Agendas!
 

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