Skip to the content

Auction Action on BCTV Accepting Consignments

Auction Action on BCTV Accepting Consignments

The show is a public-private partnership between The Renaissance Auction Group and BCTV. Some of the items in the auction have direct historical ties to the city of Reading and the area. A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit BCTV. The show is scheduled to air at 6 pm on Thursday, March 29.

READING, Pa. – Berks Community Television has announced the next airing of its hit program Auction Action on BCTV – a unique show that brings live auctions right into the living rooms of viewers. It will be on Thursday, March 29, at 6 pm Eastern time. As before, the show will be hosted by local auctioneer Bill Howze, who is also the host of the BCTV show All That Stuff.

Consignments are currently being accepted. Please visit to contact auctioneer Bill Howze for consignment details.  Your unique antiques and collectibles can be featured on this one of a kind program, and support BCTV and community media in Berks County while bringing you a consigners payment.

At the beginning of the show, Mr. Howze will remind viewers how the auction works and preview featured lots. All bidding is online. Individuals can bid from anywhere in the world on their desktop or mobile devices, starting March 15. Berks County residents who have BCTV as part of their cable package will be able to view the show live and bid in real time. 

Auction Action on BCTV is probably the only true auction-related reality show on television, unlike programs like Storage Wars and a few I could name that are promoted as reality TV but in fact are highly staged,” Mr. Howze said. “Our show is real items being bid on by real people in real time. There is no script and not even a set time limit. It doesn’t get any more real than that.”

Bidding will be driven through Bill Howze’s Renaissance Auction Group website, at The show will be fast-paced – averaging one item sold per minute. Absentee bids will be taken.

Auction Action on BCTV is scheduled to air from 6 pm to 10 pm, but because of the nature of an auction, the show may run shorter or even longer. The show will be telecast live from the BCTV studio. BCTV is seen in 100,000 homes in Berks County, through Comcast and Service Electric cable.

Berks Community Television can be seen on Comcast Reading channel 15; Comcast-Southern Berks channel 965; and Service Electric channel 19. The Municipal Access Channel (MAC) is Comcast Reading channel 99. is a 501c3 nonprofit corporation that provides live programming produced and hosted by members of the community on cable TV and its website.

The Renaissance Auction Group is located at 1404 Friedensburg Road in Reading. The firm assists clients in the liquidation of tangible property, including antiques, collectibles, business inventories and commercial equipment, as well as residential, historic, commercial and agricultural real estate. Benefit auction consultation and production services are also provided.