Frequently Asked Questions
What is community access television?
Community Access Television is a service mandated by the State of Connecticut statutes and the Public Utility Regulatory Authority (PURA) for local Public, Educational, and Governmental (PEG) programs. In Wethersfield we have two channels. Wethersfield Community TV; Channel 14, which has a TV Studio located in the Wethersfield Community Center and is supported by volunteers from the community. Wethersfield Government and Education; Channel 16 is located in the Wethersfield Town Hall building and is supported by Wethersfield town employees.
How do I watch Community Access Television in Wethersfield?
WCTV programming is aired on Cox and Frontier Cable channels 14 & 16. Programming is also posted and streamed LIVE on our website: www.wctv14.com, our YouTube channel, and our Facebook page.
Where do you get your programs?
WCTV has recurring local programs on various topics produced by town residents. We also include Wethersfield High School sports programs filmed by parents and high school volunteers. Channel 14 also airs programs of interest that are shared by other Community Access stations throughout the country. Both Wethersfield Channels air the Town Council, Board of Education and Planning and Zoning Committee meetings filmed at the Town Hall.
Who can utilized WCTV studio and equipment?
The use of WCTV studio and equipment is for the community of Wethersfield, and you must be a Wethersfield resident. There are no age restrictions to utilize the studio; however, users must know how to use and/or handle equipment safely and effectively.
Does WCTV loan out equipment?
Channel 14 has high definition video cameras, tripods and microphones that trained users can borrow. Equipment is limited, so please send inquires via the "Contact Us" tab on our website providing us plenty of notice.
What can volunteers do at WCTV?
Volunteers are a critical part of WCTV. If you are interested in the TV business, either as a host of a show or behind the camera, then volunteering at WCTV is a great way to get started. You can learn to use cameras both in the studio and/or in the field. You can also learn to use graphic systems, sound mixers and editing software like Apple's Final Cut Pro. We have other volunteer positions that may be of interest too (planning shows, coordinating guests, answering emails, etc.) Please contact us via the "Contact Us" tab on our website for more information.
How do I get information added to WCTV's “Scroller”?
The scroller is the list of community events that airs in between programs. If you have a community event that you would like to appear on WCTV's scroller please submit it to us via the "Contact Us" tab on our website. Please include the name of the event, the name of the group, where the event is occurring, the hours of the event, and the name of a person and their contact information should people need further information.
I'd like to submit a show for WCTV to air.
What video format do you use?
Any digital format can be used as well as DVD. Files can be sent to us via Dropbox and DVD's can be sent to us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.