Welcome to CTV

This document presents the policies and procedures that govern the operation of Community Television of Knoxville (CTV), all of which are intended to encourage maximum participation by community residents and groups in the City of Knoxville and Knox Co. in a fair and equitable manner. The CTV Board of Directors may revise policies and procedures in the future in response to the needs of the community and available resources. Policies and procedures described in this document supersede all previously issued policies issued by CTV, as well as any expressed or implied representations previously made by the staff or Board of Directors of CTV. The most current version of this document is also published at the CTV web site.

CTV policies are guided by: The Constitution of the United States of America; The Cable Communications Policy Act of 1984, as amended; the Cable Consumer Protection Act of 1992, as amended; the Telecommunications Act of 1996; other applicable federal and state laws and court decisions; CTV’s Bylaws; CTV’s Service Contracts with the City of Knoxville and Knox Co.; and Cable Franchise documents for the City of Knoxville and Knox County.



The mission of CTV is to serve the community by providing a public forum for local residents, organizations, and government. With a distinguished history of service to the community since 1975, CTV is the largest provider of public access in East Tennessee. In 1986, it became chartered as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation.

Accessible to more than 100,000 cable subscribers 24 hours a day, CTV serves a wide constituency, including community residents, neighborhood groups, nonprofit organizations, and local government agencies. CTV provides informative, educational, and cultural programming not available anywhere else on television. Programs and services include technical training and access to the facilities and equipment necessary to produce cable television programming of interest and concern to our constituents.

Cable Channels on which CTV may be viewed in Knoxville and Knox Co. include Comcast NBC UNIVERSAL (Channel 12), Charter (Channel 193), WOW! (Channel 6), AT&T| U-verse (Channel 99). A live stream may also be viewed at ctvKnox.org.

Funding for CTV is derived from contracts between CTV and the City of Knoxville and Knox County to provide Public and Government Access, and grants from participating cable service providers.


No individual will be denied access to CTV equipment, facilities, or channel time on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, age, physical disability, religious or political belief, ability to pay or due to the nature of the programming interest.