MISSION & HISTORY
MLTV-Main Line Network (MLTV), a division of Radnor Studio 21, Inc., an independent organization, facilitates Radnor, Lower Merion and Narberth, PA resident access to television production equipment, training, and descriptive programming to encourage civic engagement of residents, non-profits, schools, business, and cultural entities to produce locally relevant content, lending to the community-wide exploration of health, social, educational issues and to expand local interests in art, music, theater, dance, culinary science, and exercise locally. It is the mission of MLTV. to provide public access TV services to a wide range and variety of Radnor & Lower Merion Township community producers, volunteers, students and residents.
MLTV exists to provide and be the communication resource hub of the Radnor, Lower Merion and Narberth, PA community, complete with current digital technology, ongoing educationally current and instructional staff/ production personnel, student/intern production associates, volunteer programming, alternate daily program content, and a dependable supplemental revenue stream in order to output a wealth of cultural, entertainment, historical, healthy, and experimentally diverse programming to meet all of the multi-media needs of Radnor & Lower Merion Township.
The objective and purpose of MLTV is to strengthen the community through increasing and enhancing communication among its residents. MLTV exists to provide Radnor & Lower Merion residents and organizations with the tools and training needed to communicate effectively with one another with cable television and internet accessible content. These studio resources provide Radnor & Lower Merion resident with a noncommercial forum for ideas opinions, information, and creative expression originating at the grassroots level.
Programming includes public affairs shows and interviews, classical arts showcases, movies, world news, local sporting events, musical concerts and more. In terms of critical recognition, MLTV’s history includes local Emmy Awards and national Telly awards in recognition for locally produced works. MLTV aims to serve the public interest by providing an accessible communications outlet to inform, educate, entertain and encourage public discourse.
Established in 1999 as an independent 501(c)(3) public access cable television station, MLTV is currently accessible to more than 26,000 Comcast or Verizon subscriber households in Delaware and Montgomery Counties, as well as parts of Chester County. MLTV is one of the largest public cable access television stations in the United States, airing locally on Comcast and Verizon channels. MLTV has been appointed by Radnor Township pursuant to the Cable Television Franchise Agreements between Radnor Township and Adelphia (1998), Comcast, and Verizon Cable Television to coordinate public access program, training, equipment, facilities, and program scheduling and cablecasting on Radnor cable Channel 21.