Channel Change: City Government Meetings Will Have New Home on GCTV

Greenfield City Council, School Committee, and other government meetings and programming will have a new home on the local Comcast/Xfinity cable system. Starting Friday, September 30, Greenfield Community Television is launching a new channel exclusively for government programming on Channel 17. GCTV Channel 15, which has been airing a mix of public meetings and community programming, will transition to exclusively community and educational programming at the end of the month.

“Under Greenfield’s contract with the cable company, we are allowed two channels for community, educational and government programming,” said GCTV Executive Director Nick Ring. “Moving Greenfield City meetings and other governmental affairs programming to Channel 17 will allow for scheduling consistency and more community programming, including locally produced shows and those from regional access stations and beyond.”

“GCTV provides a valuable public service by giving citizens an unfiltered view of what their government is doing and giving community members the ability to create their own TV programs,” said Mayor Roxann Wedegartner. “We congratulate them on the launch of this new channel dedicated exclusively to governmental affairs.”

The change will not affect the availability of recorded meetings on GCTV’s website and YouTube channel.

“Though our primary source of income comes from Comcast subscribers in Greenfield, we are a nonprofit that makes videos available to all online, so donations and program sponsorships from the community are important to our long-term sustainability,” added Ring.

Schedules for the two channels, information on how community members can create their own programs and more can be found at gctv.org.

Calendar of Events
Tue, Oct 4, 2022, 6:00 pm
via Zoom (link will be posted on the agenda)
Posted to: City Council
Wed, Oct 5, 2022, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Police Dept. Meeting Room
Posted to: Public Safety Comm.
Wed, Oct 5, 2022, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Greenfield Middle School Cafe - 195 Federal Street
Posted to: Public Schools