Citizens Television, Inc. History
A private, independent, tax-exempt, not-for-profit corporation, CTV was founded in 1991 by a diverse group of community activists who were long-frustrated by the poor public access of Storer Cable. These activists petitioned the CT Department of Public Utility Control (DPUC, now PURA) for CTV to become the provider of community television access. Winning that assignment, CTV opened its offices in 1992 at 873 State St. in New Haven, and embarked on its now twenty-year mission of training community residents in field and studio video production. In 2004, CTV moved to its current location at 2666 State Street in Hamden, and is currently seeking to relocate to more visible and accessible quarters in one of the three towns it serves.