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History of PACTV

Back in 1997 when PACTV Executive Director Nancy Richard was first hired, PACTV was no more than a great idea, formed by the cable committee and selectmen in Plymouth, based on a vague notion that the community channels could be better than what they had been in the past.

Over the past fifteen years, PACTV has grown far beyond the dreams of its founders, serving four towns on the south coast of Massachusetts - Duxbury, Kingston, Pembroke and Plymouth - and cablecasting six channels to over 35,000 households on two cable systems.

Members of PACTV's board of directors come from the business and non-profit sectors of our communities, and under their direction, the organization has flourished both financially and culturally over the years. We've also been extremely fortunate in our collegial relationships with our town governments and local media. Our award-winning community producers and dedicated volunteers give hours of community service to everything from town meetings to parades to telethons to local fundraisers and celebrations. 

Although PACTV has grown as each additional town has joined the consortium, our mission has never changed. We provide our communities with

  • a state-of-the-art community multi-media facility
  • a dedicated first amendment forum for our citizens
  • ultra-local government access coverage and programming that is second to none, allowing our citizens to participate fully in their local governments, as well as getting vital information about county, state, and National issues and services.
  • highly qualified training and engineering staff, an administrative staff that truly understands access television and the needs of the communities we serve from organizations, schools, governments to individuals and businesses, and localized, personalized service to each town under our umbrella.
  • help to non-profits and community service providers so that they can promote their organizations and events
  • an art gallery and conference room
  • video production classes so that citizens can create their own television shows

Over the years, PACTV and its staff has never stopped growing and learning. We listen to the people and the communities we serve, and constantly upgrade our services to match their needs. PACTV has become more than just a community television station. It's become a vital part of the fabric of of our communities, and we look forward to continuing this service in the decades to come.

PACTV celebrated it's 15th anniversary on September 15, 2012.