Piscataway Community Television (PCTV)

PCTV Behind the Scenes

Piscataway Community Television (PCTV) is a non-profit community access cable television station and 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.

Currently, 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 (700 Buena Vista Ave). 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.

PCTV is available to watch in a variety of ways...
  • Channel 15 on Cablevision in the following municipalities:
    • Bound Brook, Bridgewater, Dunellen, Green Brook, Manville, Middlesex Borough, Piscataway, Raritan, and South Bound Brook 
  • Channel 40 on Verizon FiOS in the following municipalities:
    • 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, and Warren
  • 24/7 Livestream
  • On-Demand
  • You can also follow us on our social media pages to keep up with our latest news and videos!
We invite everyone and anyone to become involved with our station! No prior experience is necessary. Just stop in to meet the staff or call our office at (732) 562-2305.