The mission of BCTV is to facilitate the production and cablecast of television programs which reflect the interests and activities of the community and inform and enrich the lives of the people in our viewing area.
Bloomfield Township, through Bloomfield Community Television, provides Community Access programming on Comcast cable channel 15 for residents of Bloomfield Township and Bloomfield Hills. Under a contractual agreement with the Birmingham Area Cable Board (BACB), it provides Municipal Access and Government Access programming for Birmingham, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms and Franklin. The BACB's channels are shown on Comcast: 18 and 15, respectively; WOW: 18 and 10; and on AT&T's Uverse, channel 99.
BCTV has a highly qualified production staff and a state-of-the-art studio. Its facilities are available for tours and workshops. Volunteer workshops are held regularly to give people the expertise needed to participate in community television. For more information about these workshops, click here. Residents are welcome to bring their program ideas to BCTV and become involved in their production. To find out how to produce a program, click here.
Community Bulletin Board
The Community Bulletin Board, aired periodically throughout the day and overnight, posts community events and local updates. Send a Bulletin Board request.
Comcast and AT&T each hold franchises with Bloomfield Township. Comcast, as required by the local franchise granted originally in 1983, is available to every household in the Township. For service, call 877-266-6991.
AT&T, following a different set of requirements set forth by Michigan's Public Act 480 in 2006, is allowed to select certain areas of the Township as its service areas. The state franchise does not require AT&T to service the entire Township. To see if AT&T service is available at your house, call 800-288-2020 or visit their website.
1. How can I get a schedule of programs?
There are two ways: Pick one up from any of several locations around town or go online to check the schedule. Print schedules are distributed each week to the administration offices of Bloomfield Township, Birmingham, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms and Franklin. They are also distributed to the public libraries in Bloomfield Township, Birmingham and Franklin. In addition, they are distributed to The Community House, Birmingham-Bloomfield Art Center, Next and Bloomfield Township Senior Services (BTSS). The schedule is updated online every Monday morning. Click here to view the current Program Schedule or you can visit the Birmingham Area Cable Board website.
2. What is the process for producing a show for Channel 15?
Please refer to BCTV's Access Policies and Procedures manual.
3. How can I get a community event listed on the Community Bulletin Board?
Send a notice to the Program Manager at Bloomfield Community Television, 4200 Telegraph Road, P.O. Box 489, Bloomfield Township MI 48303-0489. Be sure to include date, time, place and admission charge. You can also submit a request online using our web form! Allow one week for the bulletin board to be updated.
4. How can I get a DVD of a show?
Call or email the studio and ask for a Dub Request Form. When we receive your written request and the handling fee, we will produce a DVD dub for you within seven business days.