Chester PACT maintains the local access channels. Channel 20 Government Television, Channel 21 Public Television, and Channel 22 Education television in Chester. Chester PACT also offers a Live Stream service and a VOD site of programs and meetings.
Town Governemnt Boards and Committee meetings are broadcast live on Comcast Channel 20 and available as a Live Stream on our Governemnt Stream web page. Chester School Board meetings are broadcast LIVE on Comcast Channel 22 (Education) as well as Streaming Live on Demand at the Educational Stream Web page. You can also watch meetings, public interest shows at the VOD website at any time.
Our Public Channel - Comcast 21 broadcasts local shows new and vintage. PACT is undertaking the task of covering its VHS library of old programs to a digital format. We believe in preserving the history of Chester. Vintage shows are being classified as "PACT Flashback" and go back as far as 1992.
Chester PACT is present on social media - Facebook Page "Chester Public Access Television"; we encourage you to like us.
Chester PACT is always accepting announcements regarding not-for-profit events; information is welcome to be included on the community calendars, and will be posted no sooner than 2 weeks prior to events.
PACT also encourages Chester residents to contribute recorded programs of general interest as well as volunteering to help in the locally produced programs created at the studios of Channels 20 & 21. No television experience is required.
PACT is soley supported from Franchise fees collected from our Comcast Television subscribers.
The PACT Committee is an appointed group of individuals who represent Public & Government Access Television, CTV-21, Educational Television, CEVT-22, and residents, formerly known as the Cable Negotiations Committee (ad hoc). This group meets as needed to review the needs of Public Access Television and recommend expenditures from the PACT fund (monies received from Comcast per the renewal franchise effective April 1, 2003).
Chester is also a member of the New Hampshire Coalition for Community Media (NHCCM), which is a statewide non-profit organization formed for the purpose of supporting and fostering Public, Educational, and Government (PEG) access television in the State of New Hampshire.