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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:
September 12, 2014 - Needham Rockets football kicks off tonight! If you can't make it in person, the game will air on Monday night starting at 7pm on our Education Channel, 9pm on our Community Channel. Speical thanks to our coverage sponsors--Dedham Savings Bank!

September 6, 2014 - Our sports coverage kicks off today with Field Hockey vs. Wellesley, to be followed by Friday's boys soccer match. Get back into the swing with us!
Featured Video
Our neighbors are celebrating a milestone! Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Needham just opened up a new surgical pavilion. We were there for an inside look at what their new addition looks like!

Check out more videos on our YouTube Channel!

This Week on the Needham Channel: 9/12 - 9/21
The Language of Business
Friday at 5pm
Education Channel
Would a Coke by any other name taste as sweet? Millions are spent branding the products and businesses you love, but what goes into the decisions the companies make? That is what Greg explores in the first of a two-part program!
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.
Needham Channel Sports
Monday at 7pm
Education Channel
High School Football is back on the Needham Channel! Tune in as the Rockets take on Westwood in their home opener!
Needham School Committee
Tuesday at 7pm
Municipal Channel
After the summer break, the committee meets for its first session of the new academic year. Agendas are available on the school website:
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!
NHNA Meeting
Thursday at 5pm
Municipal Channel
The Needham Heights Neighborhood Association is talking about the Needham Crossings initiative at their next meeting on September 15. We will be covering the event to share with the community!
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.
Zoning Board of Appeals
Thursday at 8pm
Municipal Channel
The Zoning Board will meet at a special time to hear four cases. Their agenda may be found on the town website Calendar page:
Needham Channel Sports
Friday at 8pm
Community Channel
Boys Soccer vs. Framingham, played on 9/16/14.
Wondering what we have been up to? Check out our August Production report for all the details!
Production Report - Aug14.pdfProduction Report - Aug14 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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