Your Award-winning Community Media Station
We are Peabody TV, (formerly known as Peabody Access Telecommunications, Inc) a community media center serving residents of Peabody and beyond. We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit funded through revenues derived from cable television franchise fees.
Our mission is to provide the space and tools for our local community to transform thoughts and ideas into publicly available media. We aspire to be the go-to resource for digital media creation where everyone in our community has access to the right tools, education and delivery platform to tell their story.
Providing local coverage since 1980
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, Peabody TV 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.
Meet the Team
Camille leads the Peabody TV team with over 35 years experience in public television.
Outside of work she is a mother, an avid music fan, a sports enthusiast, and the owner of a beautiful Rottweiler named Charlie.
B.A. in English, Salem State College
Courtney is our storytelling specialist and manager of our Creative Services Team where she gets to put her bossy, Type-A personality to great use.
She discovered her love for video editing at the age of 9 and grew up right in front of Peabody TV’s eyes, starting in 2007 at only 16 years old.
B.A. in Communications, Endicott College
Jim brings years of community TV experience having worked at Peabody Cablevision, Danvers TV, and now Peabody TV.
In his spare time, Jim is an active Amateur Radio operator and emergency communications volunteer, avid weather spotter, and enjoys camping, hiking, and other outdoor events.
B.A. in Video Production, Emerson College
Associate Director of Production Services
Nick found his passion for video creation in high school, when he realized the hybrid nature of producing, shooting and editing meshed perfectly with his desire to be on his feet one day and sedentary the next. After graduating in 2021 he dove headfirst into professional video work, finding himself everywhere from reality cooking tv sets, to remote solo fashion shoots, to rock concert barricades.
Outside of work you can find Nick coaching college rugby, collaborating with musical creators, or couch-locked watching a YouTube video-essay.
B.A. in Communications, Lasell University
Don has over 40 years in television production experience. You can catch him tinkering in our equipment room or in directing a game in the production truck.
In a past life, Don was a driving instructor, history teacher, and bar owner. In his free time he plays for a championship winning softball team.
Natalie is the person welcoming you when you visit or call the office. She is a lifelong Peabody resident and worked at Peabody City Hall as the first female City Clerk for 42 years. In 2006 joined the Peabody TV team after retiring from the city.
Outside of work, Natalie enjoys watching the Hallmark channel, visits to the casino, and spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
While technically Camille’s dog, Charlie has become a fixture in the office and is part of the PTV family.
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2011 Hometown Video Awards
- Overall Excellence in PEG, budget $300k-$650k
- Best Website for Access Centers
- Derek Gauvain, Student Music Video “Transformers”
2012 NATOA Government Programming Award
- Finalist, Overall Excellence in Public Access Programming
2014 Hometown Video Awards
- Documentary Biography, Haven from Hunger, Feeding those in Need
2015 Hometown Video Awards
- Sam Lucca, About Access and Empowerment (Student), “PAT Informational Video”
- Colby Todisco, Educational Profile (Student), “PVMHS Vocational Information Video”
2016 Hometown Video Awards
- About Access & Empowerment (Access Center Professional), “Growing with PAT”
- Community Events – General (Student), “Peabody Parklet”
- Documentary Biography (Student), “Finding the Words”
2017 Hometown Video Awards
- Informational Talk Show – Series (Professional), “Made in Peabody”
2018 Hometown Video Awards
- Spiritual/Inspirational (Student) – “Unspoken Words”
- Informational Talk Show- Series – “Driving Peabody Forward with Mayor Bettencourt”
- Underserved Voices (Student) – “Ashley’s Story”
2019 Hometown Video Awards
- Community Events – Activism/Rallies (Student) –”March for Our Lives“
2020 Hometown Video Awards
- Best of Overall Excellence P.E. or G. Access $650,000 – 1,000,000
- Best of Entertainment & Arts Series Access Center Professional – “Restaurant Week 2019“
2011 ACM-NE / Regional
- Overall Excellence in PEG, budget $250k-$500k
- 1st Place: Local Attractions, Senior Variety Show
- 1st Place: PEG Promo/PSA, JRM Recycling PSA
- 2nd Place: Arts & Theatre, 2011 Higgins MS Poetry Slam
- 2nd Place: Student Programming, 2011 PVMHS Art Show
2013 ACM-NE / Regional
- 3rd Place: Community Impact, Yarnbombing
- 1st Place: LIVE Programming, 2012 International Festival
2014 ACM-NE / Regional
- 1st Place: Municipal/Government Programming, “City of Peabody Restaurant Week 2013”
- 1st Place: Local Attractions, “Road to Peabody: Treadwells Ice Cream”
- 1st Place: Community Impact, “Haven from Hunger: Feeding those in Need”
- 1st Place: PEG Advocacy Video: “Peabody Access Telecommunications, the Documentary”
- 1st Place: Diversity Empowerment (Non Professional), “Surviving Everyday”, Leslie Pavia / Jeff Geibel
- 1st Place: School and Educational Program, “PVMHS Vocational Informational Video”, Colby Todisco
- 1st Place: Student Programming, “Marty and Martha”, Colby Todisco
2015 ACM-NE / Regional
- Overall Excellence in PEG, budget $451k-$650k
- 1st Place: Historical Documentary, No Backing Down
- 1st Place: Issues and Polistical Process, “A Conversation with State Rep. Leah Cole”
- 1st Place: Municipal/Government Programming, “City of Peabody Restaurant Week 2014″
- 2nd Place: PEG Advocacy Video: “Peabody Access Telecommunications Ascertainment Video“
- 3rd Place: PEG Promo/PSA (Non-Professional) “PSA – Don’t Leave your Dog in the Car”
- 3rd Place: Student Programming (Non-Professional) “PSA – Don’t Text and Drive”
- 1st Place: Community Impact (Non Professional), “Surviving Everyday”, Leslie Pavia / Jeff Geibel
2016 ACM-NE / Regional
- Overall Excellence in PEG, budget $501k-$750k
- 1st Place: PEG Advocacy, Growing with PAT
- 1st Place: Documentary (Non-Professional Division), Finding the Words
- 1st Place: Municipal/Government Programming, Cuisine Scene 2015
- 1st Place: Science/Health/Spirituality, Journey through the End of Life
- 2nd Place: Instructional and Training, Adopt a Hydrant PSA
- 2nd Place: Children & Youth (Non-Professional Division), Three J’s and That Guy’s Kitchen
- 3rd Place: Community Impact (Non-Professional Division), Peabody Parklet
- 3rd Place: Event Coverage / Multiple Cameras, 2015 City of Peabody International Festival
2017 ACM-NE / Regional
- Overall Excellence in PEG, budget $501k-$750k
- 3rd Place: Children & Youth, Three J’s and That Guy’s Kitchen
- 1st Place: Community Impact, Haven from Hunger: Making a Difference
- 1st Place: Documentary, Capturing Peabody: The Story of Ray Wallman
- 1st Place: PSA/Short Program, Black Balloon Day
2018 ACM-NE / Regional
- 1st Place: Community Impact, “Haven from Hunger & Citizens Inn Coming Together”
- 1st Place: Instructional & Training, “Peabody Access to Justice“
- 1st Place: School/Educational Program, “Teching Out: Peabody School Technology“
- 1st Place: Science, Health, & Spirituality, “Unspoken Words”
- 2nd Place: Informational Talk Show, “Driving Peabody Forward“
- 2nd Place: PSA/Short Program, “Peabody Football Working to Make Concussions a Thing of the Past“
- 3rd Place: Diversity Empowerment, “ArcWorks Reception at Breaking Grounds“
- 3rd Place: PSA/Short Program, “Peabody Live Murals: Caleb Neelon”
- Mass Creator Awards: Short “Peabody Live Murals: Caleb Neelon”
- Mass Creator Awards: Student “Unspoken Words”
2019 ACM-NE / Regional
- 1st Place: Community Impact, “Citizens Inn: Growing“
- 1st Place: Municipal/Government Programming: “Meetings with the Mayor: One Main Street“
- 2nd Place: Municipal/Government Programming: “Early Algae leads to Murky West Peabody Water”
- 2nd Place: Student Programming: “March for Our Lives“
- 3rd Place: Instructional & Training: “Peabody Health Department – Narcan Training“
- 3rd Place: Event Coverage – Single Camera: “Dinner on Main Street“
- 3rd Place: Issues & Political Process: “Peabody Coffee Talk: Marijuana“
- 3rd Place: Event Coverage – Multiple Cameras: “Unveiling the Black Box Theater“
We also recieved the Peter Torigian International Festival Spirit Award.
2020 ACM-NE / Regional
- 1st Place: Overall Excellence (over $851,000)
- 1st Place: Diversity Empowerment, “Alzheimer’s Association: Team Bill“
- 1st Place: Historical Documentary, “100 Years of Peabody District Court”
- 1st Place: Issues and Political Process, “How Peabody Government Works”
- 1st Place: Event Coverage – Single Camera, “CuriousCity is Open!”
- 1st Place: News and Magazine Format, “Made in Peabody: Olio”
- 1st Place: Music and Performance, “Justin Clancy: On my Way”
- 1st Place: School/Educational Program, “Drunk Busters”
Mass Creator Award: Documentary, “100 Years of Peabody District Court”
2021 ACM-NE / Regional
- 1st Place: Web-based, “Welcome Back PVMHS“
Mass Creator Award: “Fifteen Minutes of Fame (with guest Anna Marie Smith”