GOVERNMENT ACCESS CHANNEL
Lower Merion Township’s Government Access Channel is found on Comcast Cable Channel 7 and Verizon FiOS Channel 37. Any resident in Lower Merion or Narberth who subscribes to these providers can view LMTV, which has been cablecasting since October 1991. What started out with a simple, scrolling bulletin board now includes live broadcasts and replays of meetings as well as many original programs.
LIVE STREAMING & ON-DEMAND PROGRAMMING
LMTV is live-streamed 24/7 at LMTV.viebit.com. There you will also find all LMTV programming, on-demand, dating back to mid-2015, when the service was introduced. This includes all Board of Commissioners meetings and Board Committee meetings.
Part of LMTV’s broadcast day (24 hours) is comprised of bulletin board messages. These messages are submitted by LMT Departments and contain items of importance and/or interest to Township residents. These messages are typed into the system and enhanced with colors and graphics.
LIVE BROADCAST / REBROADCAST OF MEETINGS
Currently LMTV provides live broadcasts of the two primary, monthly committee meetings and the monthly Board of Commissioners meeting. In addition, it is common to broadcast other meetings of “broad public interest,” including special public hearings. Board meetings are generally rebroadcast the following day and each broadcast day until the next scheduled live broadcast.
Currently, LMTV produces 12 original programs:
- Eye on Lower Merion
- Health Matters
- Out & About
- Living History
- LMPD: Partners with You
- The Library Show
- Behind the Gavel (with the President of the Board of Commisssioners)
- Public Works: Pipeline
- LMTV Spotlight
- Township Talk
- The Building & Planning Show
- Now You Know
Each of these programs is produced, written, recorded and edited by the Township's professional staff. Descriptions of these programs can be found in the Programming on LMTV section of this site.
LMTV also cablecasts a select number of programs produced elsewhere that are provided to the Township at no cost. These programs cover a broad range of topics such as environmental issues, classical music events, art programs and federal government services. Descriptions of these programs can be found in the Current Program section of this site.
PUBLIC ACCESS CHANNEL
Lower Merion Township and the borough of Narberth are also served by a public-access channel, Main Line Public Television. It is a local, 501(c)(3) non-profit station which also serves Radnor Township. Many shows are locally shot by residents. It is on channel 99 (Comcast) and channel 34 (Verizon FiOS).