Okemo Valley TV is a community access TV station and media center serving the Black River Valley and Okemo region in Southern Vermont. Our service area specifically includes the small Towns of Ludlow, Mount Holly, Plymouth, Cavendish, Andover, & Reading, although we serve much of the wider region around these Towns.
We operate 2 channels on local cable TV: a Community Access channel and an Education & Government Access channel. These are found on both the Comcast & VTel cable systems. On Comcast, our channels (1076 & 1086, respectively are available in the above-mentioned Towns. On VTel, our channels (166 & 167) are in High Definition and are available across the whole system.
We began as "LPCTV" in 2001 as a Public, Educational, Government ("PEG") Access television station. The name was derived from the first letters of the 3 Towns that the station served -Ludlow, Plymouth, and Cavendish. Since that time, the organization has grown and evolved, both in terms of our mission and our reach. From our humble beginnings in the former home economics room in the Ludlow Elementary School building, we have grown into a vibrant community media organization, running 2 24/7 cable TV channels, this website (which is chock full of local video), a community calendar, and providing a variety of media-related services including free trainings & workshops, technical support and equipment to community members, organizations, and the local schools. We are now located in the Ludlow Community Center complex at 37C Main St.
During 2015 - 2016, the Board of Directors engaged in strategic planning. What resulted was a new 5-year strategic plan, adopted at the annual meeting in June 2016. You can view and read the strategic plan here.
Part of that strategic plan emphasized the need to strengthen the name and identity of the organization. That led to a decision to change our name to Okemo Valley TV, which we feel is more identifiable and more representative of the region we serve.
Our Mission Statement
To provide the Okemo Valley region with equal access to multi-media technology for the purposes of education and information.
We strive to be the primary source to provide the Okemo Valley region with quality media and communication services.