BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn is the community access television organization for the borough of Brooklyn and a national leader in the field of public access TV and education. By providing four public cable channels, a community media education program, curated TV productions focused exclusively on the Brooklyn community, a 24-hour non-profit community bulletin board and community-produced TV programs, BRIC enables the diverse communities of Brooklyn to become empowered through the dynamic medium of television.
Our BCAT TV Network is available in every Brooklyn cable subscriber’s home and its programs are seen by hundreds of thousands of the borough’s residents. Currently, the BCAT TV Network cablecasts hundreds of unique programs each week produced by Brooklynites on the borough’s cable systems (Cablevision 67–70; Time Warner 34, 35, 56, 57; Verizon 82–85 and RCN 42–45). Programming can also be streamed live anywhere in the world at bricartsmedia.org/bcattvnetwork.
Brooklyn residents who air programs on our Brooklyn cable channels are known as BCAT TV Network Community Producers. They are not charged a fee to play shows on our channels and take full responsibility for all content they air.
Public access television is truly television for the people, by the people.
Brooklyn Free Speech TV consists of hundreds of unique programs each week, echoing Brooklyn’s own rich diversity. If you have something to say, Brooklyn Free Speech TV will help you say it. To learn more about submitting a program to air on the BCAT TV Network as part of the Brooklyn Free Speech TV line-up, visit our website at bricartsmedia.org/bfstv.
BRIC launched Brooklyn Independent Television in 2006 in response to overwhelming public demand for top quality Brooklyn-focused television programming. This innovative local television initiative serves the people of Brooklyn by providing the only in-depth television coverage through a dozen professionally- produced programs focused on the borough’s public affairs, arts and culture, health and business, sports, and distinct neighborhoods. BIT episodes can be viewed on-demand at bricartsmedia.org/bit.
This borough-wide communications platform allows Brooklyn residents to share information about non-commercial events and services. Any individual, organization, institution, corporation or entity with an event or service that is either charitable itself or in support of a charitable organization can submit an announcement to be cablecast on Brooklyn Bulletin Board, free of charge. The bulletin board currently publicizes community activities and services presented by hundreds of organizations from throughout the borough, 24 hours a day, on the BCAT TV Network: Time Warner Channel 57, Cablevision Channel 70, RCN 85 and Verizon 45.
If you have an event that you’d like to broadcast on our borough-wide bulletin board or have questions about it, please visit bricartsmedia.org/brooklynbulletinboard.