History

Our story began October of 1992 in New Haven, CT, when television wasnt so much the new kid on the block, but to local viewers it was unknown territory.

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Ch. 26 Ch. 27 Ch. 96

CTV Channels
Program Schedules

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

 

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.