OUR MISSION: To empower people and engage community through media.
VISION: An indispensable civic media hub; the “go to” place for community information.
CORE VALUES: Transparent, Collaborative, Inclusive, Better! This is the standard we hold ourselves to, striving for continuous improvement and creative solutions, as individuals and as an organization.
Berks Community Television (BCTV) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit community media organization serving the citizens of Berks County. As one of the oldest, consistently active cable access managers in the country, BCTV has empowered thousands of individuals to create and share in dialogue across our community, and across the world. BCTV has been an industry pioneer in telecast and community media since introducing the first split screen live interactive cable programming in the 1970’s, and continues to use technology in multimedia platforms to connect community members to issues, information, and ideas with hyperlocal focus.
BCTV’s mission is to empower people and engage community through media. With an eye to the future, the organization is exploring and developing innovative opportunities to expand accessibility and reach while involving increasingly diverse demographics in both participation and audience. This work is made possible by hundreds of volunteers participating as hosts, producers, camera operators, on committees and as board members.
The modern media landscape is creating a renewed relevancy and need for citizen-driven local information, and fresh collaborations and partnerships are paving the way for community media to thrive in Berks County. BCTV is a pillar of civic engagement, dedicated to information access, education, free speech, transparency in government, and a forum for individuals and organizations to participate openly in dialogue that shapes our community and keeps Berks County informed and involved.
Community media content is created for and by people in Berks County. Citizens are welcome to submit stories, photos and video about issues, events and activities in Berks County.
Would you like to submit a story as a citizen journalist? Click here.
Would you like to propose a program or a one time special? Click here.
Would you like to add an event to the community calendar? Click here.
Be part of the conversation: Call our live shows at 610-378-0426.
Find us on air and online:
Comcast Reading Channel 15
Comcast-Southern Berks Channel 965
Service Electric Channel 19
Streaming online 24-7 at www.bctv.org
The Municipal Access Channel (MAC) is Comcast Reading Channel 99
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/BCTVORG1
BCTV enhances the unity and strength of the community by providing:
♦ A medium for community dialogue and educational opportunities
♦ A source of information of local, national and international origin
♦ A forum for the exchange of ideas on issues and topics of community interest