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Thank you for dropping by the Needham Channel website! 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

Needham Channel Notes:
October 24, 2014 - We've been working out a few technical issues that have affected some of our programs--the most recent being last night's newscast. If you notice any anomolies with our programming, please report them to Thanks!

October 17, 2014 - If you are going to tomorrow's Spooky Walk, look for our camera crew. We would love to show your child's costume on our newscast next week!
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We have been retooling our community bulletin board over the last few months, adding features like the one above. It is our hope that it will help to let you know what is going on here at the Needham Channel!

Check out more videos on our YouTube Channel!

This Week on the Needham Channel: 10/24 - 11/2
League of Women Voters Forum
Friday at 7:00pm
Municipal Channel
Join us for the League's second Friday Forum. This one explores the world of domestic violence. The forum is a monthly event at the Needham Public Library.
Needham Channel Sports
Friday at 8pm
Community Channel
Scheduled: Boys Soccer vs. Weymouth, 10/21/14.
Candidate Profiles
Friday at 9pm
Municipal Channel
News producer Ashley Julier talks with each of the candidates for State Senator, one of the races on the November 4th ballot.
Carter Church Service
Monday at 3pm
Community Channel
Each week volunteers at the church tape the Sunday service to share with members of their congregation and the community at large.
Inside Talk
Monday at 7:30pm
Community Channel
Judy is back, talking with local author Rita Wolfson, about her book "One Liners on Two Lines".
Special Town Meeting
Monday at 7:30pm
Municipal Channel
The town of Needham's most powerful legislative board meets for a special session on Monday. We will have gavel to gavel coverage. The warrant can be found here.
Needham Channel Sports
Monday at 9pm
Community Channel
Football at Weymouth, played October 24, 2014.
Needham Board of Selectmen
Tuesday at 7pm
Municipal Channel
The board meets for their regularly scheduled session, but tonights meeting will be held in Powers Hall. The agenda, can be found online at
First Baptist Church Service
Wednesday at 3pm
Community Channel
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!
Needham Channel Sports
Wednesday at 6:30pm
Community Channel
Swimming vs. Wellesley, taped 10/23, is scheduled to debut at this time.
Needham Channel Sports
Wednesday at 8:30pm
Education Channel
Field Hockey vs. Newton North, 10/23 was Senior Night. Catch up with the team as they get ready to close out their regular season!
LWV Candidates Night
Wednesday at 9pm
Municipal Channel
The Needham League of Women Voters host a Candidates' Night Forum for the State Senate Candidates, Incumbant Richard Ross and challenger Dylan Hayre.
Needham Channel News
Thursday at 7:30pm
Community Channel
Join us for the latest in news, sports and entertainment...with a Needham focus. The newscast airs each Thursday from our Needham Channel studio.
Needham Channel Sports
Thursday at 7:30pm
Education Channel
Girls Soccer vs. Newton North, scheduled for 10/27/14.
Needham Channel Sports
Friday at 8pm
Community Channel
Scheduled: Boys Soccer vs. Lexington, 10/29
Wondering what we have been up to? Check out our September Production report for all the details!
Production Report - Sept14.pdfProduction Report - Sept14 part 2.pdf

Follow the Needham Channel on Twitter!
We are proud to host four Twitter feeds:
@NeedhamChannel alerts you to new programs and news about the studio itself.
@TNC_News1 shares stories and headliness from our Needham Channel News program.
@TNC_Sports gives you the latest Needham Rockets sports scores and coverage.
@TNC_Volunteer 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 and the 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 the Needham Channel, and we 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 extension 100 at 781-449-6964 or email 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 local sponsor--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.

Our studio and offices are located at 257 Chestnut Street in Needham.
Our general office hours: Monday through Friday 8am -6pm, but we recommend calling first as productions take us from the studio from time to time.
For more information, please call us at 781-449-6964 or email us at:
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