Your Town...Your Neighbors...Your Television!
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The NCTDC is a 501(c)3, not-for profit corporation. We provide public, educational and governmental programming through The Needham Channel for cable television subscribers in the town of Needham, Massachusetts. We welcome feedback from the community on all of our services, from our three access channels, to our website and video clips. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please feel free to contact us at
Community Channel Schedule
Education Channel Schedule
Municipal Channel Schedule
Needham Channel Calendar
This Week on the Needham Channel: 6/17 - 6/23
Carter Church Service
Monday at 3pm
Each week volunteers at the church tape the Sunday service to share with members of their congregation and the community at large.
School Committee Meeting
Tuesday at 7pm
The Committee meets for it's regularly scheduled meeting at Broadmeadow School--the last of its 2012-2013 calendar.
The agenda for the meeting may be found here!
First Baptist Church Service
Wednesday at 3pm
Each week volunteers at the Church tape the Sunday service to share with members of their congregation and the community at large. Expected to air today: the Easter Sunday Service!
Wednesday at 10pm
Tune in for an all new episode of House Stories, the program that goes to your neighborhood and shares the history of your homes!
Needham Channel News
Thursday at 7:30pm
Join us for our weekly coverage of Needham news, sports and entertainment. Find out what is going on in your town as we look at town politics and events and profile your neighbors!
Zoning Board of Appeals
Thursday at 7:30pm
The Zoning Board of Appeals meets for its regularly scheduled meeting. This time the action takes place in Powers Hall for the continuation of a controversial 40B Hearing for Greendale Ave.
It's All Local
Thursday at 8pm
Own Your Peace is the topic of this month's program. Tune in to learn about the inspriational statue being planned for Needham High School--and the fundraising efforts to make it a reality!
Needham Schools Spotlight
Thursday at 9:30pm
Student leaders from the class of 2013 share their inspirational stories with Superintendent Dan Gutekanst.
Mitchell Moves On
Saturday at 10:30am
Mitchell School says farewell to it's fifth graders as they prepare to head off to High Rock!
Wondering what we have been up to? Check out our May Production report for all the details!
Our studio and offices are located on the first floor at 257 Chestnut Street in Needham.
Our general office hours: Monday through Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturdays by appointment.
Please note that actual office hours change due to our production schedule.
For more information, please call us at 781-449-6964
or email us at:
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Needham Community Television Development Corporation
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If you missed all the pomp and circumstance of last week's high school graduation ceremony, there is still time to see it on the Needham Channel....or just catch these highlights!
Congrats to the Class of 2013!
There is a lot more of the Needham Channel to see! Check out hundreds of our videos on our YouTube Channel!
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We are proud to roll out four new Twitter feeds:
alerts you to new programs and news about the studio itself.
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gives you the latest Needham Rockets sports scores and coverage.
alerts you to new volunteer opportunites with our various Needham Channel shows.
When is my program on?
It isn't always obvious to find out when a particular program is on. Our station is not considered large enough to have on-screen listings with Comcast or RCN. However we do link the schedules for the
Community TV Schedule
Education TV Schedule
Municipal TV Schedule
which are updated every week. Still didn't catch the program? Give us a call if you notice a discrepancy in our listings. And don't worry, we air most of our programs multiple times during the week. Chances are that another showing is going to take place in the next couple of days!
How can I buy a copy of a program?
Sometimes you just want a copy of a program to watch at your leisure, or share with friends and family. Most of our programs are available for purchase. The cost is $15 for most DVD-R duplications. How do you request a copy? Simply contact
at the Needham Channel, and he will get the ball rolling!
How can I get an announcement on your channel?
Announcements for the Needham Channel's Community Bulletin Board can be submitted by interested individuals and non-profit organizations. New community announcements appear every Sunday on Channel 9 on Comcast, Channel 15 on RCN and Channel 29 on Verizon. If you would like to have an announcement placed on our channel, email
How do I get the news to cover a story or event?
Have a Tip for Our Newscast? We are always looking for new stories to pursue for our live, weekly newscast, "The Needham Channel News". Call producer Natalie Guthrie at 781-449-6964 or email her at
. Please keep in mind that our newscast is largely staffed by volunteers, so the more advanced notice we have, the more likely we are to get moving on your tip!
How can I get a show on air?
Show ideas are always welcome, you have to remember that we are a local access station staffed largely by volunteers! While we are very interested in hearing what you would like to SEE, it is best paired up with what you would like to DO. If you would like to get involved with a production, or if you are a Needham resident who would like to start one of your own, call Executive Director Marc Mandel to set up an appointment. We will provide the training, expert advice and most of the resources you would need to get your show on the air! If a show is already being produced at another channel that you would like to get on the Needham Channel, become a
--a Needham resident who wouldn't mind filling out the paper work involved in a request, and have your name aired in connection with that program.