TV Survey

In 2019, the Town of Nantucket will be renewing its Cable Television License with Comcast.
Answering  this survey will take you less than two minutes of your time. Your response will help Nantucket Community Television to determine our community’s level of interest in community television broadcast, and education in the media arts.

* 1. Did you know that NCTV18 is not PLUM, GENO TV or PBS television?

* 2. Are you aware that  NCTV18 is a PEG Channel, your local public access channel focused on Public, Education, Government activity on Nantucket?

* 3. Do you know that you can watch the Board of Selectmen Meetings, Town Meetings and School Committee Meetings LIVE and re-broadcasted on your local Channel 18 produced by NCTV18?

* 4. Do you know that you can watch the Board of Selectmen Meetings, Town Meetings and School Committee Meetings ON-DEMAND online at

* 5. Did you know that NCTV18 provides education and training in broadcast television and media arts to Nantucket residents?

* 6. In the future, NCTV18 will be offering Emergency Broadcast Services.  What other services would you like to see?

* 7. Are you aware that Comcast regulates PEG Stations, and therefore regulates NCTV18?

* 8. Are you a Comcast customer?

* 9. Federal law allows for municipalities to support local programming (“PEG”) stations with a surcharge of up to 5%. Are you aware that Comcast currently charges Nantucket customers 3% that in turn supports our local station NCTV?

* 10. NCTV18 is asking Comcast to increase the annual operating grant (franchise fee) from 3% of its Gross Annual Cable TV Revenues  to 5%, which is the most the  law allows. For a monthly cable bill of $120, this represents approximately an increase of only $2.00 per month. To improve and expand NCTV18’s coverage of local public, educational and governmental events, how much per month would you be willing to see your monthly cable increase:

* 11. Would you like to watch your local programming in High Definition?

* 12. Would you like to be able to view information about local programming in your electronic cable guide?

* 13. NCTV18 and the Town of Nantucket will provide updates on public forums over the next two years prior to the Towns Comcast renewal in 2019. Your feedback is crucial to secure your local NCTV's future for generations to come.  Please make an effort to attend the forums, stay tuned for updates on channel 18 or visit