DEPARTMENT OF GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS
About PATV

PATV

PATV is a 24-hour Public Access Channel managed and operated by the City of San Antonio. PATV provides San Antonio residents with an opportunity to produce non-commercial, alternative programming for public broadcast.  PATV can been viewed on Time Warner digital cable (ch.20), Grande Communications (ch.19) and AT&T U-verse Channel 99.

Our Mission

San Antonio Community Access Network (SA-CAN) offers the San Antonio community a diversity of television viewing choices and the opportunity to exercise their First Amendment right of freedom of speech by providing technical training, equipment facilities and programming opportunities on San Antonio’s community access television channels. SA-CAN promotes the opportunity of public involvement in community television for educational, government, community, health, social service, and other nonprofits.

Producers

The TVSA Studios are located at 115 Plaza de Armas, Suite 110, located behind City Hall and next to the Spanish Governor's Palace. The Studio entrance is on Calder Street, on the west side of the building off of Dolorosa. 

Hours of operation
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

New public access channel producers are required to register with SA-CAN, which includes a review of the policies and procedures for the new facilities. 

Email Frank Burns, Television Programming Coordinator or call 210.207.4000  for any questions you may have.

 

Our Facilities

The San Antonio Community Access Network (SA-CAN) digital studios provides the local community the ability to utilize television production equipment and state-of-the-art broadcast studio facilities as registered public, education and government access channel producers. SA-CAN promotes and develops a diversity of television viewing choices by producing local programs on cultural, educational, health, community and governmental areas of interest. The goal of SA-CAN is to increase television production and local programming opportunities in the San Antonio community.

SA-CAN is committed to providing dependable television production technology and services to the San Antonio community through a collaborative learning television production environment.

Sign up online to register as an SA-CAN producer and take part in creating San Antonio’s Community Access Network!