About Us: CCTV Opens the Door so You Can Change the World
Launched in 1984, CCTV Center for Media & Democracy's mission is to secure free speech and open the doors of local government for all. Through our advocacy and programs we provide public access to local media channels, tools and training that promote the exchange of diverse ideas and grease the wheels of democracy.
- Town Meeting TV 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 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, Town Meeting TV is overseen by regional representatives from Burlington, South Burlington, Essex, Essex Junction, Williston, Winooski, Colchester, and St. George. The mission of 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.
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 25 community media 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.