Cable-access TV in Minnesota: complete links

Here are all the cable-access community television stations in Minnesota (what I could find on the web as of May, 2007, anyway). Note that Minneapolis/St. Paul and surrounding suburbs have a slew of them--Twin Cities stations include AFRCC, BCAT, BECT, CCTV, CTN, CTV, ETC, FCTV, FMT, HCTV, LCTC, LMCC, MCN, MTN, NDC4, North Metro TV, NWCT, QCTV, SCC, SLPTV, Shakopee, SPNN, and VACTV. With cheaper and improved technology, it's easier than ever for anyone in this state to pick up a camera and go make your own television. It couldn't be worse than what's on.

Minnesota cable-access stations:

Access Television 8, 18 Fergus Falls community television

AFRCC 6, 10, 12, 16, 22 Apple Valley Farmington Rosemount Cable Commission

BCAT 16 Bloomington Community Access Television Channel 16

BECT 14, 16, 18, 19, 20 Burnsville/Eagan Community Television

CCTV 12, 13, 21 Mankato Community Connection Television

CCTV 15 Chaska Community Television

CTN 15, 16, 19 CTN Studios of Coon Rapids

CTV 11, 12 Chipewa Valley Community Television

CTV 14, 15 Community Television Channel 15, run by North Suburban Communications Commission (a.k.a. North Suburban Access Corporation), serving the inner north suburbs of the Twin Cities, including Arden Hills, Falcon Heights, Lauderdale, Little Canada, Mounds View, New Brighton, North Oaks, Roseville, St. Anthony, and Shoreview

ETC 33 Everyone's Television Channel 33, Fridley

FCTV 10 Faribault Community Television

FMT 17 Fridley Municipal Television Channel 17

HCTV 14 Hastings Community TV

HCVN 7, 10 Hutchinson Community Video Network

Howard Lake Cable Access Channel 10

HPAT 12, 22, 23 Hibbing Public Access Television

ICTV 2, 5, 7, 32, 35, 37 Itasca Community Television

KING 11 Spring Valley Community Television

Lakeville Cable Television Channel 16

LMCC 8, 12, 20 Lake Minnetonka Communications Commission

MCATV Moorhead Community Access Television (unknown channel)

MCN 6 Metro Cable Network Channel 6, serving the seven-county metro area around the Twin Cities

MTN 16, 17, 75 Minneapolis Television Network (a.k.a. Minneapolis Telecommunications Network)

NDC4 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21 Northern Dakota County Cable Communications Commission, serving Inver Grove Heights, Lilydale, Mendota, Mendota Heights, South St. Paul, Sunfish Lake, and West St. Paul

North Metro TV 14, 15 Channel 15, serving the outer north suburbs of the Twin Cities, including Blaine, Centerville, Circle Pines, Ham Lake, Lexington, Lino Lakes, and Spring Lake Park

NTV 12, 26 Northfield Community Television

NWCT 12, 16, 18, 19, 20 Northwest Community Television serving Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Crystal, Golden Valley, Maple Grove, New Hope, Osseo, Plymouth, and Robbinsdale

NWCT Channel 12 Northwest Community Television news channel

PACTV 7, 16, 20 Duluth Public Access Community Television

QCTV 15, 16, 19 Quad Cities Community Television, serving Andover, Anoka, Champlin, Ramsey

Rochester Government Access Channel 19

Savage Community TV 14, 15, 16

SCC 15, 16, 18, 19 Suburban Community Channels, serving Ramsey and Washington counties, including Birchwood, Dellwood, Grant, Lake Elmo, Mahtomedi, Maplewood, North St. Paul, Oakdale, Vadnais Heights, White Bear Lake, White Bear Township, and Willernie MySpace page

SCTV 19 Sauk Centre community television, serving Sauk Centre, Melrose, Eden Valley, Watkins, Kimball, Meire Grove, Grey Eagle, Greenwald, New Munich, St. Martin, and Ward Springs

SLPTV 14, 15, 16, 17 St. Louis Park Community TV alternate website

Shakopee Channel 15, 16

SPNN 15, 16, 19, 20 Saint Paul Neighborhood Network

SPPA 7, 8 St. Peter Public Access Television

SWC-TV 14, 16, 18 South Washington County Television, run by the South Washington County Telecommunications Commission (SWCTC)

VACTV 14, 15, 16, 18 Valley Access Channels Television in St. Croix River Valley

TV 3 Worthington, Minnesota, Cable Channel 3 Community Internet

WRAC 8, 18, 19 Willmar Regional Access Channels

Windom Channel 3 Windom Local Access


ACM (Alliance for Community Media)

ACM (Alliance for Community Media), Midwest Region

The Global Village CAT, "Worldwide links to 700 Community & Public Access Television sites"

MACTA (Minnesota Association of Community Telecommunications Administrators)

MCT (Minnesota Community Television)


National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors

NWSCCC (Northwest Suburbs Cable Communications Commission), serving Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Crystal, Golden Valley, Maple Grove, New Hope, Osseo, Plymouth, and Robbinsdale.

PAAA (Public Access Awareness Association)

Public-access television Wikipedia entry

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