Launched in January 2000, University of California Television (UCTV) is a non-commercial channel featuring 24/7 programming from throughout the University of California, the nation’s premier research university made up of ten campuses, three national labs and affiliated institutions.
UCTV embraces the core missions of the University of California – teaching, research, and public service -- through quality, in-depth television that brings to life the tremendous range of knowledge, culture and dialogue generated on UC’s diverse campuses. Through its powerful reach on satellite, cable and the web, UCTV transports this knowledge far beyond the campus borders and into the homes and lives of millions of viewers around the globe.
UCTV explores a broad spectrum of subjects of interest to a general audience, including science, health and medicine, public affairs, humanities, arts and music, education issues, and even gardening and agriculture. Programs range from documentaries, faculty lectures, cutting-edge research symposiums, artistic performances and more.
In addition, UCTV’s Teacher’s P.E.T. reaches out to K-12 educators with its website teeming with standards-aligned programming, and its Med Ed Hour is dedicated to providing up-to-date research and vital information to health care professionals.