Cable TV Broadcasting

The City of Golden Valley partners with Northwest Community Television (NWCT) to bring you a wide variety of city video programming featuring information about your local government as well as activities and events in the community.

NWCT began in 1982 and is funded by a joint powers agreement that supports public access and local programming activities through local Franchise and Community Television fees. Nine adjacent cities are part of the franchise agreement between Comcast and the Northwest Suburbs Cable Communications Commission (NWSCCC). They include Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Crystal, Golden Valley, Maple Grove, New Hope Osseo, Plymouth, and Robbinsdale. Oversight and regulation of the cable television franchise in this area is provided by the NWSCCC.

The professional staff at NWCT programs five channels on the local cable system (12, 16, 18, 19, and 20), including a live daily weekday newscast, multiple community information programs, and coverage of high school sports and community events.

For cable television service, contact Comcast at 651-222-3333.

NWCT Channel Guide

Channel 16 (Government)

Channel 16, the Government Access channel, broadcasts live coverage and replays of City meetings and a variety of video programs specifically about your city and what’s happening within it. Video programming is updated frequently, and when video programming is not showing, Channel 16 displays notices highlighting city events, opportunities, services, and information important to residents.

Regular Channel 16 Replay Schedule

Special City Council Candidate Forum Replay Schedule (Oct 10-Nov 2, 2015)

Channel 12 (Local)

Channel 12 is your local source for news, sports, and events highlighting the northwest suburban cities of Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Crystal, Golden Valley, Maple Grove, New Hope, Osseo, Plymouth, and Robbinsdale. Programming on Channel 12 is produced by Northwest Community Television (NWCT).

The 12 News team produces a daily local newscast at 4 pm each weekday. The 12 Sports team brings you coverage of many local high school sporting events, including the weekly Sports Jam program produced each Monday throughout the school year, which provides highlights of all the local prep sports activities. Channel 12 also provides a variety of information by and about your community through the longstanding Northwest Cities program, the Community Corner segments that rotate on a daily basis, and the Mayor's Minutes program, among others.

Channels 18, 19, and 20 (Public Access)

Northwest Community Television (NWCT) is a Public Access Television center, meaning it offers free training, television production facilities/equipment, and channel time to residents so they can communicate with their community via cable television. After going through training, you'll be able to produce your video program and have itl played on one of NWCT's Public Access channels (19 or 20). Channel 18 broadcasts highlights and schedules of the Public Access programming running on Channels 19 and 20.

The NWCT studio is located at 6900 Winnetka Ave N in Brooklyn Park. For more information, visit the NWCT website or call 763-533-8196.

Channels 14, 21, and 22 (Education)

Channels 14, 21, and 22 are Educational Access channels that have content produced by the local K-12 and post-secondary school districts.

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