Formal NCTV opening ceremony today in Nevada City |

Formal NCTV opening ceremony today in Nevada City

A ribbon-cutting and formal grand opening of the Nevada County Digital Media Center, home of Nevada County Television, is scheduled from 5-7 p.m. today, at 400 Providence Mine Road, Building N3, in the Nevada City Tech Park off Zion Road.

Nevada County Television is the public access community TV station for western Nevada County and parts of Truckee.

 The public is invited to see the new NCTV studios, editing bays, training room and offices of the Media Center, to enjoy light refreshments and learn about the programs, classes and activities of the nonprofit. Community producers, board members and staff will attend and be available to answer questions.

“We especially want people to know about our new mini-studio, which makes it much easier for individuals and non-profit organizations to create short spots and programs to run on NCTV and on their websites,” said Susan Rogers, a long-time board member of the Media Center, in a statement. “For people who have basic technology skills, the software is not difficult to learn – you don’t have to be a gear-head or learn how to use a professional-level TV switcher anymore.”

The Media Center moved to its current location, in space sub-leased from Grass Valley USA, LLC (known locally as Grass Valley Group), one year ago.

“The grand opening will also serve as a celebration of our one-year anniversary at this location and the restoration of our studio productions and classes,” Rogers said, noting that while NCTV broadcasting was only briefly interrupted last year during their move from the old Armory building in Nevada City, the need to redesign a more stable broadcasting equipment rack, build a new mini-studio and complete the build-out of the rented space, all within the constraints of a small-budget, non-profit operation, led to a more lengthy reincarnation process for studio production and classes.

Also featured at the event will be a new art installation by clients of the Neighborhood Center of the Arts, on display in the hallways and various rooms.

NCTV programs can be viewed via live web streaming at, or on Comcast cable Channel 11 or Suddenlink (south county) channel 16. Government meetings (city councils, county board of supervisors) can be viewed on Channel 17 (Comcast cable in most of western Nevada County plus Suddenlink cable in Alta Sierra) or Channel 18 (Truckee only, on Suddenlink cable). 

Driving directions to the Media Center can be found at the same website above (click About Us/Hours & Directions). Facebook users can “Like” the organization’s new page (search “NCTV/Digital Media Center”) for updates and news. Call 470-0794 for more information.

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