CGTV – Champaign Government Television
Keeping You Connected with Your Local Government
Champaign Government Television (CGTV) is the City of Champaign’s government access channel which provides video programming about City deliberations, functions, services, programs, and activities directly to the public. CGTV also shares videos and information received from other local government agencies. CGTV runs live and replayed meeting and other video programming to educate and inform the City’s residents and visitors. CGTV is not a public access channel and does not run programming or announcements provided by the general public.
Tune in to CGTV on Comcast channel 5, i3 Broadband channel 5, AT&T U-verse channel 99.
Watch CGTV Anywhere – Including Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Apple and Android Devices
CGTV is also available on your favorite Over-the-Top (OTT) devices. CGTV’s live stream and on-demand content are available on “over the top” devices, including Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple iOS and Android apps.
Getting Started in Three Easy Steps
- On your OTT or mobile device, open your device’s app store and install the free Cablecast App.
- Open the Cablecast App and select the “City of Champaign” channel from the search screen.
- Sit back and watch your favorite CGTV program or live stream.
CGTV is Closed Captioned
Since January 2022, all new City-produced programming is available with closed captions. Closed captioning is the process of displaying the audio portion of a video program on screen, which can improve the accessibility and comprehension of the programming content. All City-produced content, including live meetings and video recordings, are now telecast and streamed online with closed captions available to anyone who chooses to use them. Viewers can turn closed captions on using the features in their TVs or set top boxes, or by selecting the “CC” icon in CGTV’s online web player.
Closed captions are created automatically by utilizing artificial intelligence software similar to that used in phones and other smart products. It is important that viewers realize the software isn’t perfect and that some captioning mistakes are to be expected. Videos recorded prior to 2022 are not captioned.
National Awards and Recognitions
CGTV is proud to have earned national recognition for various City-produced programs over the years.