Next Steps for the Sale of Burlington Telecom in the Spring of 2016

March 07, 2016

We have all made progress toward the goal of keeping Burlington Telecom a public asset. Over the past three months, the Burlington Telecom Advisory Board (BTAB) has drafted a “Report on the Development of Criteria for Sale of Burlington Telecom”. The Report outlines the important criteria, reflects public input, and anticipates a BT sale by January 2017.

Schedule of Town Meeting 2016 Live Election Forums

February 08, 2016

Channel 17 Town Meeting Television launches coverage of municipal elections for Burlington, South Burlington, Essex, Williston, Winooski. Election forums, featuring candidates and ballot questions, start on Thursday, February 11 at 5:25 p.m. Viewers are encouraged to call in with questions at 802.862.3966. Channel 17's Election coverage culminates on Tuesday, March 1st with live results coverage, starting at 7 p.m.

Under the Dome - Your Direct Line to Elected Officials

January 12, 2016

Keep tabs on the Vermont Legislature in 2016 as Channel 17/Town Meeting Television goes "Under the Dome" with live interviews with legislators and lobbyists, starting January 25, 2016. Join the conversation with your questions and observations each Monday at 11 a.m. 

Revealing Video Collection of Bernie Sanders Early Political Life Released

December 16, 2015

What America is only lately coming to know, Burlingtonians have known for more than three decades--that Bernie Sanders is a man who is forthright, candid and intense. But the message he delivers of progressive reform is starting to ring true with an ever-widening swath of voters.

Get to Know Bernie Better: Vintage Video Collection of Sanders' Early Political Days Now Available

December 12, 2015

CCTV announces a limited edition of Positively Bernie, an hour-long DVD that looks back on the early political life Bernie Sanders. Thoughtfully curated, this highly revealing collection paints an intimate portrait of the man who was nationally credited as one of America's best mayors and who may one day serve as the nation's chief.  Get yours now for $25 at

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Seeking Channel 17 Trustee from Winooski

November 06, 2015

Channel 17/ Town Meeting Television is seeking a Trustee to serve from the City of Burlington VT. Ideal candidates are interested in civic participation and local government. Position now open.

Want to Keep BT Local? Be Part of the Discussion on December 9th!

November 06, 2015

The clock is ticking. The City of Burlington has less than two years to sell Burlington Telecom. The City Council will vote on criteria that will be used to determine a buyer for BT in early 2016. What do you think the criteria should be to choose the next owner of BT? Don't miss this important public meeting December 9th!

Watch: Vermont Governor Candidates Debate Economic Development

November 04, 2015

As part of an ongoing series on public issues, invited the candidates to weigh in on economic development. Moderated by VTDigger’s Mark Johnson, the event opened with a brief review of data trends in Chittenden County and Bennington County and moved on to presentations by Republican candidates Lt. Governor Phil Scott, Bruce Lisman and Democratic candidates Matt Dunne and Sue Minter. House Speaker Shap Smith was not able to attend the event in person, but sent comments.

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Job Posting: Video Support Engineer at CCTV/Channel 17/ Town Meeting Television

CCTV is looking for a creative problem solver with hands on experience in video engineering and desk top support to provide technical services to CCTV & Town Meeting Television. The Video Engineer works with the Systems Engineer to run our current multi-media operations and deliver local public affairs media in a post-cable world. The successful candidate will have strong skills and experience managing business information technology functions including some MySQL/MariaDB database administration, financial systems, CRM, desktop support, website CMS troubleshooting and maintenance, Google Apps administration, telephone and video conferencing.


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