History

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.

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.

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