Access Information

Here you can find out information about getting access to Citizens Television, Inc facility, as well as detailed information about submitting a DVD to air on one of our three channels.

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843 State St
New Haven, CT, 06511
203-562-2288 ph
203-562-0864 fax

Ch. 26 Ch. 27 Ch. 96

CTV Channels
Program Schedules

26 -Education Access
27 -Public Access
96 -Government Access

Monday: 10am - 6pm
Tues-Thurs: 10am - 8pm
Fri & Sun: CLOSED
Sat: Appointment Only






Producers and Sponsors
must drop off their DVDs
at least one (1) week
prior to the day they are
scheduled to be shown.

If CTV is closed, DVDs
may be submitted in the
secure (camera-monitored)
mailbox provided outside
the door.






Who May Submit Programs to CTV for Airing?
Producers are residents who have completed the CTV video production course(s) and become certified to use CTV equipment and facilities to produce programs for CTV. They are entitled to submit programs for airing on CTV. Also, any other resident of New Haven, Hamden or West Haven may submit a program to CTV for airing, but may  not use CTV equipment and facilities to create that program.

Non-residents also may submit programs, but are  required to obtain a "sponsor" in order to do so. A sponsor is any resident of New Haven, Hamden or West Haven. Only one sponsor per program is allowed. Residents (and producers), and sponsors are entitled to submit only one program per week, which may air for an hour  each week for up to four weeks. The program may be a single issue or may be part of a series that airs in 13-week  reserved time-slots. The producer may keep that time slot indefinitely if no other producer requests it. A new program  must be submitted every four weeks. A time slot will be lost if a new program is not submitted after four consecutive showings of the last program submitted.

A half hour program is entitled to two airings per week to make up the  hour each producer/sponsor is entitled to. However, the four-week rule still applies, whether or not the  program has aired eight times.)

CTV will act as temporary sponsor to introduce a program to the community, but will only continue that program if a  sponsor can be enlisted.

(Please refer to the Citizens Television Rules and Procedures section VII. PUBLIC ACCESS CHANNELS for more information.)

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