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In the fall of 1993, interested citizens incorporated Lake Champlain Access Television to act as the organization charged with the operation and administration of Public/Educational/Governmental (PEG) Access Television on the Lake Champlain Cable System, serving the towns of Colchester, Milton and Georgia. LCATV Channel 2 began broadcasting from a small studio in Colchester High School on February 18, 1994. In November, 1996, LCATV moved to Prim Road in Colchester and in November, 2000, Channel 2 became Channel 15 as the result of a cable system upgrade. Early 2001 saw LCATV's expansion into two separate cable channels: Channel 15 for public access, and Channel 16 for governmental and educational access. In April, 2014, LCATV added Channel 17 as a dedicated governmental access channel, keeping educational content on Channel 16.
LCATV expanded its service territory with the signing of a new operating contract in 2012. In addition to Colchester, Milton and Georgia, it now serves Farifax, Westford, South Hero, Grand Isle and North Hero. And in March of 2013, it moved to a new facility in the Creek Farm Plaza shopping center in Colchester.
Today, LCATV serves about 7,500 Comcast Cable subscribers with television programming 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on both of its channels. The LCATV staff generates a wide variety of local interest programming, including gavel to gavel coverage of select board and school board meetings, weekly live call-in shows featuring town officials, legislators and community members, election coverage, educational shows and special events.
LCATV is administrated by a volunteer Board of Directors and daily operations are overseen by the LCATV Staff. Aiding them are the community volunteers who donate their time and effort. The corporation's membership consists of anyone who lives, works or attends school in one of our member towns and LCATV is funded with cable television subscriber fees.
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On Channel 16
4:00 PM Westford School Board 2017-03-13 5:15 PM CESU Annual Meeting 2017-02-23 6:30 PM Bee Conservation 2017-03-09
3/27/17 Preschool Storytime
3/28/17 Preschool Music
3/28/17 Toddler Storytime
4/10/17 Taizé Prayer Services
5/5/17 Annual Spring Rummage Sale