Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide community information through television and to teach people how to make their own television messages.

All people in a democracy have the right and responsibility to take part in the decisions that affect them and their communities. Freedom of speech is vital to a healthy democracy and is guaranteed in the First Amendment. CCTV provides the community with the opportunity for political, cultural, artistic, spiritual, and individual expression on television.

Funding Sources

CCTV is funded by the City of Salem and Marion County from Franchise Fees paid by Comcast.

Cable companies, like utilities, use the public-rights-of-way to lay cable to provide services and pay for use of these rights-of-way. CCTV receives a portion of what Comcast pays to local governments to manage community channels 21, 22 and 23.

All residents and non-profits that are within the city limits of Salem and unincorporated Marion County, within the footprint of the cable company, are eligible for CCTV's services.

Individuals living outside CCTV’s service area are eligible to use CCTV’s equipment and channels for an annual fee of $150.


CCTV provides:

  • Community Billboard for individuals and non-profit organizations to publicize meetings and events.
  • Live coverage of Salem City Council and Marion County Commissioners' meetings.
  • Live coverage of Salem-Keizer School Board meetings.
  • Live coverage of Salem-Keizer Transit Meetings
  • Coverage of Salem-Keizer Schools sports and music programs.
  • Classes in Camera, Editing and Studio production.
  • Equipment and facilities for certified producers.
  • Channels 21, 22 and 23 to air television messages.