CUNY TV, the noncommercial cable television station of the City University of New York, is the largest public university television station in the U.S. Our mission is to extend the educational activities within the University beyond its 23 campuses to all New Yorkers, and to reflect the diverse needs and opinions of its faculty and students. Established in 1985, the station is carried in the five boroughs of New York, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Our original programs can also be viewed and heard online at www.cuny.tv.
CUNY TV’s programming emphasizes independent voices not typically heard in the mainstream media. We provide innovative and high-quality programming in arts and culture, public affairs and the sciences and humanities. Original programs are produced in our state-of-the-art studio and on location via partnerships with New York City’s leading cultural, civic and business communities, CUNY campuses and international cultural institutes and consulates. CUNY TV also acquires exceptional programs from local, national and foreign-based producers. Many masterpieces of American and international cinema can only be found here on CUNY TV. The station has received three New York Emmy Awards and roughly two-dozen nominations, as well as other industry recognition, such as Ippies, Telly and Communicator Awards.Nielsen ratings indicate that each week, roughly one million people watch something on CUNY TV.
CUNY TV reaches approximately 2 million households on most cable systems on Channel 75* as part of the NYC TV, the City's cable television network. The New York Times, Daily News and New York Post list CUNY TV’s schedule. Many of CUNY TV’s original series reach national and international audiences, through satellite carriage on PBS’s American Public Television and Adult Learning Service, through relationships with noncommercial stations across the U.S. and the world, and through DVD distribution for the public and for students of CUNY and the Department of Education.
At CUNY TV’s website, www.cuny.tv, viewers from around the world can tune in to their favorite CUNY TV original programs. Podcasts of new and archived programs can be downloaded for viewing and/or listening anytime, anywhere. Hundreds of programs are also available on demand, streamed right to your computer. Our website provides more information about on-air programs, up-to-date scheduling and contact information.
We welcome your questions and comments about our programs or this website. Contact us to offer your opinions and suggestions.
* Some RCN digital cable and MMDS systems carry CUNY TV and/or NYC TV on different channel numbers. For example, Verizon FiOS carries CUNY TV on channel 30, and some RCN systems in Manhattan and Queens carry CUNY TV on channel 24, 106 or 108. Please consult your cable provider directly to be sure.