Brookline Access Television was founded in 1984 and is a private non-profit organization governed by a nine member Board of Directors appointed by the Brookline Selectmen.
Our mission at BATV is to serve the Brookline community as an integrated media and technology education facility. As a public access television station, we are a valuable first amendment resource to all members of the community. Our programming showcases what matters to Brookline. We are proud to provide an outlet for the creativity and enthusiasm of any Brookline resident, organization, or institution interested in learning the process of creating community media.
BATV allows any Brookline resident to communicate with other residents over the cable system, a medium otherwise not available due to the expense of broadcast airtime. While we work closely together, and in the same town, BATV is not a subsidiary or an affiliate of Comcast or RCN. Business related to cable TV installation, service changes or reception problems should be directed to your cable provider. Because services provided by Brookline Access Television and your cable provider do not overlap, it is very important for specific questions to be directed appropriately. Telephone calls, inquiries, and mail for Brookline Access Television should be directed to:
Brookline Access Television
46 Tappan Street (Top Floor)
Brookline, MA 02445
BATV administers airtime on the public access channels and provides Brookline residents access to its facilities. In addition, BATV offers guidance on program development and technical training on field and studio equipment. Our facilities provide a regular forum for community members to educate and inform the community about issues and events of local, national, and global importance. BATV also accepts program proposals to cover on-location events of importance to the Brookline community. BATV facilities are available to certified members on a first-come, first-serve basis. BATV reserves the right to preempt user reservations and programming in the event of timely town informational programming, such as Selectmen’s Meetings, Candidates Night, or Town Meeting.