Moon Community Access Television is the public, educational and government access television station owned and operated by the Township of Moon. Moon Township is one of the few Western Pennsylvania municipalities to give township residents the opportunity to produce original television programs.
For more than 30 years, MCA-TV has aired locally-produced programming designed to keep Moon Township residents tuned in to their community. In turn, Moon Township residents also play an active part in MCA-TV’s programming lineup.
As a public access television station, MCA-TV is designed to give residents the opportunity to communicate via television. MCA-TV airs a full lineup of locally-produced programs, all of which are produced by Moon Township residents with the help of volunteers from any community.
MCA-TV airs locally on Comcast channel 14 and Verizon FiOS channel 35, and reaches more than 40,000 households in Moon Township and surrounding communities. The station is primarily funded by the cable television franchise fees that cable carriers Comcast and Verizon pay to Moon Township each year. The franchise agreements for each cable provider can be found here: Moon Comcast Cable Agreement" or Moon Verizon Cable AgreementVerizon (PDF).
As a volunteer-driven television station, MCA-TV relies on community members to produce, tape and star in its locally-produced programming. Whether you prefer to work behind the scenes or on-camera, MCA-TV has a role for you.
That’s what makes you the key to MCA-TV.
Things are changing at MCA-TV thanks to the sponsorship of Robert Morris University. This past July, thanks to the coordination of Community Engagement Coordinator, Amy Ottaviani, RMU signed an agreement to sponsor MCA-TV to purchase a new virtual set for the studio. This allows MCA-TV to create numerous sets for each program they produce in the studio with unlimited options.
As you can see below, each show can have a unique look that fits their needs. The Dr. Is In now looks like it is filmed in an office building in downtown Pittsburgh, Government Review received a total face lift to create a news studio in the station and each program now has the opportunity to do so.
MCA-TV became one of the first cable access studios around with this capability that is offered to residents.