The Needham Channel
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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:
August 30, 2014 - Labor Day weekend is here already! Have a safe and enjoyable holiday! We'll see you in September!
Featured Video
Naloxone is a life-saving drug that can counter an opiate overdose if administered properly and promptly. Needham police have started to carry it and you can, too. Check out our news story, and then tune in Labor Day for a half hour special detailing its use!

Check out more videos on our YouTube Channel!

This Week on the Needham Channel: 8/29 - 9/7
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.
Narcan in Needham
Monday at 9pm
Education Channel
Drug overdoses are not just a city problem. In Norfolk County alone there were over 60 deaths associated with it in the past year, and it is growing. Learn about what you can do to help reverse that trend.
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 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.
House Stories
Friday at 6:30pm
Community Channel
Bob Boder completes returns to the air with the latest episode of House Stories. The series looks at unique buildings within the community and tells their tales!
What's My House Worth?
Friday at 10pm
Community Channel
Rob and Ryan will run down all of the residential real estate sales that happened in Needham during the month of August. Do you know what your neighbors' house sold for?!?
Needham Channel Sports
Saturday at 9:30pm
Education Channel
Our fall sports season is expected to kick off with Field Hockey coverage from September 2, 2014. The Rockets take on the Wellesley Raiders!
Wondering what we have been up to? Check out our July Production report for all the details!
Production Report - July14.pdfProduction Report - July14 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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