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BCAT: Bloomington Community Access Television

Bloomington Community Access Television is a public forum dedicated to free speech. Individuals and organizations learn the basics of television production to create television shows that are cablecast to Bloomington cable subscribers on Channel 16. Classes and production equipment are available for all members of the Bloomington Community.

BCAT16 productions

BCAT16 has many qualified members who are willing to help others with their productions. Volunteering is a great way to hone your skills, meet new people and have a lot of fun!


Bloomington Civic Plaza
2nd floor, northwest side of the building


  • Every Week: Monday - Thursday, 2 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Alternate Weeks: Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.


BCAT Producer's Spotlight - Martha Low

BCAT Producer's Spotlight - Jeff Michaelis

For more information, contact

BCAT Production Specialist

952-563-8740 (TTY)

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  • A 1,200-square-foot television studio.
  • Broadcast Pix Production Switcher (3 keys, 2 video clip channels, and Motion Graphics)
  • Three broadcast cameras.
  • Adjustable lighting grid.
  • Control room with 24-channel audio mixer and digital switcher.
  • Voice-over recording booth.
  • Two Final Cut Pro non-linear edit suites.
  • Mini DV video cameras, tripods, microphones, monitors and portable lighting kits.