Where Community Comes Together!
MATV is not just about what you see on our channels. We are a vibrant community center, a gathering place for people of all ages and backgrounds in the city to meet, to learn, and to work together to make media! You can participate by volunteering; being a guest on a show; taking workshops in media production; producing your own program; taking part in an art exhibit in the MATV Gallery or helping out on a community project like Neighborhood View.
Malden Access Television, 145 Pleasant Street, Malden MA. 02148
Telephone: (781) 321-6400
Fax: (781) 321-7121
MATV was formally established in 1988 as a non-profit 501(c)(3) membership based organization. Under the terms of the Malden cable television license, MATV is responsible for the management and operation of the Public, Education and Government Access channels for the City of Malden. Primarily funded by an annual grant from the current cable providers, Comcast and Verizon, MATV is Malden’s Media Center, providing resources, training, and channel time to members of the Malden community.
MATV fosters the Malden community’s free exchange of information, opinions, and interests through access to media technology, outreach, and education; we believe giving everyone a voice makes for a more connected community and vibrant place to live and work.
Since the media center opened its doors in 1989, MATV has become a vibrant community center where people from all sectors of the city come together to express their opinions, share their knowledge, explore their cultures, reveal their talents and encourage citizen participation. MATV believes in freedom of speech, empowerment, diversity and encouraging public discourse that in turn, strengthens democracy and builds community through the use of media. Recognized nationally, we’ve evolved into one of Malden’s anchor institutions. We are a critical resource – a vibrant hub for everyone in the community. And as technology and tools change, MATV keeps up the the times. As we look to the future, we anticipate ever broadening our impact growth, participation, and vitality. Please join us!
MATV is governed by a nine-member Board of Directors and it is through the hard work of those members, along with the staff and volunteers, that the mission of Malden Access Television is realized.