About

Somerville Community Access Television operates Channel 3 in Somerville. It is the oldest access center in Massachusetts (since 1983) and boasts the longest running access program in the world (since 1972), “Dead Air Live.” Besides providing a TV channel for Somerville residents, SCAT serves the community through production of PSA’s, six staff-facilitated series programs, and coverage of community events, meetings, and political forums. We provide free meeting space for community groups, post messages on our bulletin board, provide video training and mentoring, offer access to high quality digital equipment and facilities, and operate an art gallery for local artists. The channel is well stocked with a wide variety of member-produced programs in many languages, and we cablecast Free Speech TV programs including Democracy Now.


This site combines SCAT programming with community videos from around the web. You can submit a relevant video for moderator review by clicking the "Submit a Video" button in the site heading.


SCAT is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization overseen by a volunteer board of directors and run by a staff of five media professionals.


Winner of the Alliance for Community Media Award for Overall Excellence in 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2009.


SCAT serves as a fiscal sponsor for community projects and groups by approval of the Board of Directors.

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