Piscataway Community Television (PCTV) is a non-profit community access cable television station. The PCTV staff and trained volunteers videotape a wide range of programs and specials each month that air on PCTV and other PEG stations around the state. PCTV’s multi-camera studio, control room and editing facilities are located in a portion of the Piscataway Senior Center. PCTV also has a mobile production unit that is used to tape multi-camera coverage of sporting events, parades, etc.
When programs are not airing, PCTV runs a Community Bulletin Board of news and events. Non-profit groups, organizations, and government entities are invited to make use of the bulletin board, free of charge, to promote themselves, their events, programs and news.
Independent TV producers are allowed to use our equipment and studio facilities to produce their own programs. The fee to use this equipment is based on what equipment is used and for how long. Anyone interested in producing a show using the PCTV facilities is asked to complete and submit a Program Proposal form (please find under Forms). The cost to produce the proposed program will be determined prior to taping based on the information supplied in the Program Proposal.
How Can I Watch PCTV?
There are many ways to watch PCTV’s programs!
PCTV is carried on Channel 15 on Cablevision in these towns: Bound Brook, Bridgewater, Dunellen, Green Brook, Manville, Middlesex, Piscataway, Raritan, South Bound Brook
PCTV is carried on Channel 40 (programming) and Channel 42 (Bulletin Board 24/7) on Verizon FiOs in these towns: Berkeley Heights, Bound Brook, Branchburg, Fanwood, Franklin Township (Somerset County), Manville, Mountainside, New Providence, North Brunswick, North Plainfield, Piscataway, Somerville, South Bound Brook, South Brunswick, South Plainfield, Summit & Warren
A Live Stream of what is currently airing on PCTV, as well as viewing programs On-Demand, can be found by visiting: Our On-Demand site.
How Was the Television Station Started?
PCTV was established in 1984 with a grant from the National Telecommunications Information Administration. Piscataway Township officials applied for these federal funds with a firm belief that Central Jersey residents had a need for, and would benefit from, a regional Public Access Television facility. Equipment purchased with the grant money enabled PCTV to cablecast its first program on June 12, 1984.
How Can I Become a PCTV Volunteer?
We invite everyone and anyone to become involved with our station! No prior experience is necessary. Come by to meet the staff of PCTV or call our office at 732-562-2305.