LCTV is a PEG (Public, Education and Government Access) TV station established in 1991. LCTV’s media center, located in Newcastle, Maine, broadcasts 24/7 and reaches approximately 5,000 households in several towns in the midcoast region via cable TV, and the world via the internet.
LCTV provides training and the equipment needed to produce video free of charge to individuals who reside, work, go to school or volunteer in the towns that provide LCTV with full financial support. The LCTV Bulletin Board is made available at no charge to non-profit, community and governmental organizations located in these same towns. Fees for Airtime, Bulletin Board Slides, Training and Production support are prorated for those in other towns that provide no or partial financial support to LCTV. LCTV also offers professional video services for hire.
Viewers benefit from the diverse coverage donated by local producers or requested by community members. Programming includes government meetings; student films; lectures on history, health, and social issues; musical entertainment and theater productions; studio interviews; documentaries; school sports; and alternative media.
LCTV is primarily funded by local tax payers. As a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, non-profit organization, we also depend upon gifts and grants from private and public foundations, individual donors, and our business partners. LCTV has a lot to offer to those who participate in it and those who support it. To remain a vibrant community service, LCTV is dependent on community participation and financial support. Television by the people, for the people!