Dublin Community Television (Irish: Teilifís Comhphobaile Átha Chliath) is a community access TV Station on UPC Ireland channel 802, broadcasting programmes made by, about and for Dublin communities. DCTV is Ireland's only democratically-controlled TV channel. Its logo asserts that it encourages diversity, empowerment, and participation in its programming and activities. All content is Creative Commons/Non-commercial according to in the spirit of non-commercial community benefit.
It launched on 16 July 2008, and is available to over 200,000 households across Dublin, Limerick, Cork, Galway and Waterford.
Programmes for DCTV are created and produced by a variety of sources:
Not-for-profit TV production companies, such as NEAR TV Productions in Coolock
Other DCTV member organisations, such as Aontas (adult education), Cultivate (sustainable living), Project (arts); NALA (adult literacy)
Individual members of DCTV
DCTV assists members and member organisations to secure funding from the Sound and Vision "Community in a Studio" fund, which is generated from the TV licence fee and administered by the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland (BCI). The Sound and Vision fund is a grant scheme designed to support the production of new television and radio programmes in the areas of Irish culture, heritage and experience and adult literacy
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