Access Bellingham is a pilot project effort to offer public access
television services in Bellingham, Washington. The pilot has been extended through 2018. Bellingham community members
are encouraged to contribute by producing and
submitting programming that reflects the spirit of our community. Videos will air on
BTV, on Comcast cable channel 10, and live on
BTV's live stream.
The goal is to provide six hours of non-commercial, citizen-produced
programming on Sunday evenings, every week throughout the year. These
programs will be aired without editorial review. Access Bellingham is
adopting a "keep it simple" approach to the project, and we expect the
program to evolve during the pilot period.
Start dates and Program Schedule
Access Bellingham began accepting programs in September 2014, and
began showing programs on Sunday, October 5th of that year. See our guidelines in the
Technical Specifications and Procedures related to creation and airing of programs. The
schedule of upcoming programs will be available approximately one week
Access Bellingham is for Bellingham residents
You need to be a Bellingham resident to
Access Bellingham is a non-commercial station. Video programs that are
designed to sell services or products are not appropriate for Access
Bellingham. See our
Policies (PDF) for
What is Public Access Television?
Public access television is local non-commercial programming created by a
wide variety of individuals, groups, and organizations within a community. Programs are aired on a first-come, first-aired basis, without editorial
control except over unprotected free speech.
The City of Bellingham has contracted with EJ Visuals to provide
video production training
to Bellingham residents.
The program will help local producers of all experience levels take their
programs from concept through production and delivery for Access Bellingham.
There will be training sessions offered throughout each year.