Sandwich Community Television
We are here for Sandwich.
SCTV was ready when the pandemic struck. We quickly were able to pivot to an entirely on-line operation with all systems ‘GO’. In fact we expanded our local coverage of government meetings, statehouse updates, virtual entertainment, and local news and have never been busier. We are an organization dedicated and committed to the community of Sandwich and Cape Cod. Our job is to bring Sandwich to you on our local channels, streaming on our website, and on various social media platforms. Keep up with us daily on FaceBook, Instagram, Twitter and on our YouTube channel.
Sandwich Community Television is a 501©3 non-profit organization that provides communication among local residents and organizations by producing and broadcasting programs that focus on local people, issues and services in Sandwich and Cape Cod. We have three channels, on-line streaming, a radio station WSDH 91.5FM and help support a thriving media program and studio at Sandwich High School.
Our channels are distinct in their creative content. Our three channels are: Public Access Channel which has myriad content, an Education channel for Sandwich Public Schools’ events and content created by the SHS Media Studio, and a designated Government channel which broadcasts all board of Selectmen meetings, Finance Committee and School Committee meetings-LIVE in a addition to state house content, other Sandwich town board meetings, and all Annual Town Meetings.
All of our programming is available on our website www.sandwichtv.org on our Video On Demand. We import programming from all over the country also through the MassAccess sharing server TELVUE Connect. Our programs can also be downloaded from Connect.
What is Public Access?
In the United States, every community that is served by one or more cable TV companies has the right to collect a cable television franchise fee, based on the Cable Communications Act of 1984 Section 622, from those cable companies to fund a Public-access television cable TV channel. In addition, if desired by the municipality, the cable television companies must make Public, educational, and government access (PEG) channels available for the public access entity to distribute the local programming.