When Mayor Peter Torigian brought cable television to the City of Peabody back in October of 1980, it was groundbreaking. Twenty-five years later, Mayor Michael Bonfanti changed the landscape again when, with the stroke of a pen, authorized Comcast to fund a non-profit organization to “provide services to Public, Educational, and Governmental Access users”. And, thus, PAT was born.
In June 2017, Mayor Edward Bettencourt successfully secured a significant increase in Peabody TV’s funding when signed the new ten-year cable license. In doing so, he ensured that PEG access operations will continue for years to come. Early in 2018, Mayor Bettencourt announced plans for a municipal fiber network, yet again breaking technological barriers in the City. Peabody TV looks forward to partnering with the City and the Peabody Municipal Light Plant on this exciting endeavor.
Our mission is to stimulate cultural, artistic, and political expression through the use of video and digital media; to provide a secure forum that will allow the diverse populations of Peabody an avenue to explore the free and open exchange of ideas, and to provide open access to the most current communications technology.
Meet the Staff
Tim Spanos, Chairman
John McGinn, Treasurer
Matthew Molk, Secretary