The variety of programming on King County Television (KCTV) reflects the range of regional and local issues facing King County government, and the public services it provides – from transportation and public health to criminal justice and environmental protection.
With a trained staff, KCTV produces original programming on county issues and services and provides transparency into the proceedings of the Metropolitan King County Council and the regional committees that advise the Council, as well as the regional boards on which members sit such as Sound Transit and the King County Board of Health.
KCTV is a government access channel granted to the County under franchise agreements regulated under federal law. KCTV is an agency within the legislative branch of county government. It is overseen by the County Council, with guidance provided by the KCTV Citizens Advisory Committee and the KCTV Working Group. Programming decisions are based on content and relevance to the work of the County, with final decisions resting with Station Manager James Burns.