Featured Facility - North Metro TV
The first franchises for the North Central Cable Communications Commission were official in September of 1983. The name was changed to the North Metro Telecommunications Commission in the mid-90s. Public Access first started as a department of the cable company in 1986. The Cable Commission assumed operation of community TV in March 1997...and North Metro Television (NMTV) was officially born.
We serve seven northern municipalities including Blaine, Centerville, Circle Pines, Ham Lake, Lexington, Lino Lakes and Spring Lake Park.
The population of our seven cities is 114,300-ish.
The North Metro Telecommunications Commission is made up of elected officials from each of our Member Cities. Each municipality appoints a Commissioner and an alternate. Additionally, an Operations Committee comprised of the City Administrators from each Member City makes recommendations to the Commission regarding the operations of North Metro TV.
We have 11 full-time employees, 2 part-timers, and a lot of free-lancers, interns and volunteers.
One staff channel, one public channel, two school district channels and seven city channels. We have both Comcast and CenturyLink.