About CreaTV

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Founded in 2007, CreaTV San Jose is a member-based, non-profit community media center that helps the residents, businesses, schools and organizations in San Jose to effectively communicate their message to a broader audience using our public and education television and Internet channels.

Our Mission

CreaTV fulfills its mission to inspire, educate and connect San Jose communities, using media to foster civic engagement, by providing the free airtime and the low-cost training and tools that allow diverse and often under-served communities to tell their stories and express their views through video.

The specific purpose of CreaTV’s non-profit, public benefit corporation is:

  1. To encourage and support the use of public and educational access channels (bandwidth) and resources among a wide range of individuals, organizations, and institutions within the City of San José.
  2. To serve the community by providing support, management, production, and distribution of noncommercial, community-based media access programs.
  3. To develop and promote the use of community media access resources and bandwidth in a non-discriminatory manner that promotes a free exchange of ideas and information.
  4. To provide institutions, agencies, organizations, and individuals on a nondiscriminatory basis the necessary resources including studio and mobile equipment, video equipment and computers, and training to create and distribute noncommercial programming and information on public and educational access channels on the cable system.
  5. To assure that no censorship over program content on the public and educational access channels exists, except as necessary to comply with the Cable Communications Policy Act of 1984, as amended, (or the corresponding provision of any future federal cable television or applicable telecommunications law) and other applicable Federal, state, or local law.
  6. To solicit additional funds and resources for and serve as a vehicle for the funding of public and educational access activities in the City of San José.
  7. To determine and conduct or support any and all other lawful things in furtherance of the foregoing charitable and educational purposes either manifest or latent.

Our Members

CreaTV San Jose invites San Jose residents, businesses, schools and organizations to become members and take advantage of our video production facilities, equipment and media training that are available at our community media center in downtown San Jose.

Members have access to CreaTV San Jose production equipment, studios and support staff to make a non-commercial video for San Jose’s cable access and CreaTV’s web channels. Airtime is free.

Because you, as the producer, own the rights to your video content, you can use it for marketing your business or organization through other distribution channels including web, mobile and broadcast.

CreaTV San Jose is also available to crew your production. For more information on hiring CreaTV, CLICK HERE.

Our Channels

  • Community Channel 15
  • College Channel 27 – college content (CCN & SJSU)
  • Classrooms Channel 28: pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade
  • Silicon Valley Channel 30

Our Reach

All four of CreaTV San Jose’s channels are available to 150,000 Comcast Cable subscribers in San Jose and parts of Campbell. Community Channel 15, Classrooms Channel 28 and Silicon Valley Channel 30 are also available via live stream and video on demand on this website. Limited programming on College Channel 27 is also available via video on demand on this website.

Our Resources

Examples of classes available to CreaTV members:

  • Orientation
  • Studio Production
  • Field Production
  • Flypack
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Main Studio and Control Room
  • Robotic Camera Studio
  • Scriptwriting
  • Animation
  • Adobe After Effects


Equipment and facilities available to CreaTV members:

  • HD Field Camera Packages (tripods, microphones, mixers, lights, etc.)
  • Three-Camera HD Studio A (600 sq. ft.)
  • Studio B (one to two guest maximum)
  • Portable Studio (Flypack)
  • Four Onsite Editing Suites
  • Three Portable Editing Suites
  • Conference Rooms
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