Helena, Montana Thursday, June 6th, 2024
(406) 447-1608 1015 Poplar Street, Helena, Montana

what we do

Creativity. Community. Communication.

As a public access television station, Helena Civic Television strives to empower, educate, and engage the Helena community by producing and delivering television programs that reflect the interests, value, talents, and cultures of local individuals and organizations.

HCTV telecasts non-commercial content on cable channel 189 and streams the same content on our website. HCTV also manages a YouTube channel. Whether it’s gavel-to-gavel coverage of local government, educational events at Carroll College, local performances, library and museum presentations, art shows, or Helena-area celebrations, HCTV strives to give our viewers a taste of the best that Montana’s capital city has to offer.

Our station is unique in that the viewer makes the difference. All of the programming is based upon local community interest and involvement. While many of our productions are made in-house in the HCTV studio, our production crew also deploys as a field unit, by invitation or request, to various locations throughout the Helena area to cover events and activities of public interest sponsored by organizations or institutions. In addition, we provide access to professional video, audio and multimedia tools, a space in which to learn and create, and a local distribution platform on which to share non-commercial, communityoriented, educational and creative works.

Deliver Unbiased Coverage of Local Government

HCTV contracts with the City of Helena and Lewis and Clark County to provide unedited and unbiased gavel-to-gavel coverage of public meetings.

Local Documentaries

Montana is rich in history and HCTV both covers and carries historical presentations, profiles of local museum exhibits, and presentations of locally produced documentaries that give insight into Montana’s storied past.

Engage Citizens in Public Affairs

Our regular shows inform residents about salt-of-the-earth issues facing our city and state ranging from politics to the environment, from healthcare reform to education, and with a dash of cultural pepper to boot.

Build Connections to the Arts

With a blend of telecast shows, digital-exclusive stories, live events and pop-up performances, HCTV serves as both stage and studio for the arts. Whether profiling creative writers at Carroll College during the annual Literary Festival, dance performances by the Tiernan Irish Dancers and Queen City Ballet, or art exhibits at local galleries, HCTV connects artists to our Helena community – and our Helena community to the arts.

Help Helena Residents Tell Their Stories

HCTV gives local individuals and organizations access to our studio equipped with video, audio, and editing equipment to produce their own show. We also accept and telecast submitted content.