About BATV

Your Voice. Your Vision. Your Community

What is Batavia Access Television?

Batavia Access Television, Inc., or BATV, provides community and government access programming to the residents of our viewing community. BATV facilities, equipment, and programming slots are available at no cost to any certified individual.

BATV programming is distributed to over 8,500 households and businesses in Batavia, Campton, Plato, and Rutland Townships of unincorporated Kane County, along with AT&T U-verse customers throughout Northern Illinois. Our Public Access (17) Channel is also streaming live on our website to viewers around the world.

The mission of Batavia Access Television is to educate, entertain, celebrate, engage, and inspire the community through programming that enhances the quality of life for all. BATV is governed by a board of twelve members. Meetings are held the fourth Friday of each month, except for holidays, when the date and time are determined at the previous month’s meeting.

What is Batavia Access Television?

Batavia Access Television, Inc., or BATV, provides community and government access programming to the residents of our viewing community. BATV facilities, equipment, and programming slots are available at no cost to any certified individual.

BATV programming is distributed to over 8,500 households and businesses in Batavia, Campton, Plato, and Rutland Townships of unincorporated Kane County, along with AT&T U-verse customers throughout Northern Illinois. Our Public Access (17) Channel is also streaming live on our website to viewers around the world.

The mission of Batavia Access Television is to educate, entertain, celebrate, engage, and inspire the community through programming that enhances the quality of life for all. BATV is governed by a board of twelve members. Meetings are held the fourth Friday of each month, except for holidays, when the date and time are determined at the previous month’s meeting.

BATV on The Batavia Spotlight

Jen Brens appears on "The Batavia Spotlight" to discuss BATV and its role in the Batavia Community.

FAQs

The Top Ten Frequently Asked Questions Regarding BATV

1. What does BATV stand for?

BATV is an acronym for Batavia Access Television. BATV is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the facilitation and support of public access television for the greater Batavia community. BATV broadcasts two separate channels; a public access and a government access channel. Channel 10 is our Government meeting channel and Channel 17 is our Public Access channel.

2. How can I watch BATV at my house?

You can tune in to find our programming on Comcast Channels 10 & 17, on AT&T U-verse Channel 99 throughout Northern Illinois, and streaming online at www.mybatv.com.

3. Will BATV-17 come to videotape our event?

So many events…so little help. BATV currently organizes community volunteers for most productions. As BATV volunteerism increases, so do the events recorded. BATV offers a free, 60-minute certification course to anyone interested in video productions, that resides in our cable viewing area.

4. May I advertise on BATV-17?

Advertise, no. Sponsor programming, yes! Spots are similar in style to the grant/sponsorship acknowledgements on Channel 11, Chicago’s public broadcasting channel, WTTW. Grant and sponsorship information is available by calling Jim Dillenburg at (630) 937-5413.

5. How much does the BATV Video Bulletin Board cost?

We believe the service is priceless, so we decided not to charge for it. BUT you have to be a noncommercial civic group or not-for-profit organization. Send your Announcement Template to any of the delivery methods listed under Contact.

6. Where is the BATV studio located?

BATV is located at 150 Houston Street, Batavia, IL 60510. Right across the street from the Batavia Depot Museum, and next to the Batavia Popcorn Depot.

7. How can I have my own show?

Write an outline, cast for talent, produce, record, edit, and then play. It’s that easy. If simplification is your primary objective, then just record and play. BATV staff will then review the program for content and value. All programs submitted to BATV for broadcast must follow the BATV Program Submission guidelins, must be submitted by a resident of Batavia (or local business), and accompany a Program Submission Form. Both of these documents can be found on this website.

8. Where can I find a schedule of shows that are playing on BATV?

Currently, there are several places you can find a schedule:

  • This website has a program schedule (MyBATV Guide).
  • The BATV Video Bulletin Board: look for the program guide. It cycles through when video programming is not airing
  • Highlighted weekend programming is also shown in our half-page ad every Thursday in the Kane County Chronicle.
  • But don’t fret, most of our programming can be found on demand on our website. Check out our show pages and archives from recent, and sometimes ancient programming.

9. Can I get a copy of a program I saw on BATV?

Copies of all programs are available upon request. Duplication rates start at $15.00. Some programs may not be able to be duplicated due to ownership rights. Please contact BATV at (630) 937-5413 to inquire about a specific program.

10. How can I get more information about BATV?

Please contact us via the most convenient method listed under contact. We offer free, hands-on training and simple instruction to use BATV equipment and facilities and become a certified producer. With insight and support for your community involvement, BATV offers everyone the opportunity to create great, community television.

YouTube

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View our recent YouTube Videos right here, or search our shows on Channel 17 & Channel 10.

Facebook

3 weeks ago

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Hey Batavia! The Batavia Chamber of Commerce volunteer fair is next Thursday, May 9th, from 2-7pm! If you're looking to volunteer, come out and see all the great local organizations looking for someone like YOU! That includes us, BATV! Hope to see you theBatavia Chamber of Commercemerce ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

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Hey Batavia,We're currently having technical issues with our channel 10 live broadcast signal of tonight's townhall. However our youtube coverage is still live. Please click the link or head over to our youtube page to watch tonight's townhall about Mohoney Creek.We apologize for the inconvenience. ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

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3 months ago

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Catch tonights League of Women voters event LIVE right here!League of Women Voters Central Kane County ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

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3 months ago

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One Book, One Batavia, Sundays on Stage and more events and activities are happening at the Batavia Public Library of Illinois this month! Get all the details in this month's episode of Check it Out. ... See MoreSee Less
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4 months ago

BATV
Did you miss out on the Decarbonization Presentation by CUB at the Batavia Public Library of Illinois? You can gather all of the great information that was presented right here: ... See MoreSee Less
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4 months ago

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Hey batavia! Catch tonight's city meeting about NIMPA live right here! ... See MoreSee Less
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Get ready for Quarry season, Batavia! Opening day is just two weeks away. Find out more during this episode of the Batavia Park Bench at https://youtu.be/0BZqaHM6ob4. #beach #news

Are you planning a summer road trip for your family? You'll need a Road Trip Surprise Bundle from Batavia Public Library. Check it Out at https://youtu.be/GbNxjMO1g1U. #summer #news #roadTrip

Catch up with important and interesting news and events with BATV. Our programming is as vital to your day as a healthy breakfast, Batavia! Watch fun #events and informative #meetings at https://www.youtube.com/user/BATV1017/videos. #NewsUpdate

Did you miss today's Committee of the Whole meeting? Watch while you're making #dinner by clicking on https://youtu.be/8-eMtNIY2GU. It's a great way to multitask!
Photo by Yomex Owo on Unsplash #meetings

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YouTube

Uploads from BATV1017

View our recent YouTube Videos right here, or search our shows on Channel 17 & Channel 10.

Facebook

3 weeks ago

BATV
Hey Batavia! The Batavia Chamber of Commerce volunteer fair is next Thursday, May 9th, from 2-7pm! If you're looking to volunteer, come out and see all the great local organizations looking for someone like YOU! That includes us, BATV! Hope to see you theBatavia Chamber of Commercemerce ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

BATV
Hey Batavia,We're currently having technical issues with our channel 10 live broadcast signal of tonight's townhall. However our youtube coverage is still live. Please click the link or head over to our youtube page to watch tonight's townhall about Mohoney Creek.We apologize for the inconvenience. ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

3 months ago

BATV
Catch all new programs featuring 'Ready Player One' for One Book, One Batavia thisBatavia Public Library of Illinoisf Illinois! Watch the details here in March's Check it Out segment. ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

3 months ago

BATV
Catch tonights League of Women voters event LIVE right here!League of Women Voters Central Kane County ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

3 months ago

BATV
Catch tonight's League of Women Voters event LIVE right herLeague of Women Voters Central Kane Countyounty ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

3 months ago

BATV
One Book, One Batavia, Sundays on Stage and more events and activities are happening at the Batavia Public Library of Illinois this month! Get all the details in this month's episode of Check it Out. ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

4 months ago

BATV
Did you miss out on the Decarbonization Presentation by CUB at the Batavia Public Library of Illinois? You can gather all of the great information that was presented right here: ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

4 months ago

BATV
Hey batavia! Catch tonight's city meeting about NIMPA live right here! ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

Instagram

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Get ready for Quarry season, Batavia! Opening day is just two weeks away. Find out more during this episode of the Batavia Park Bench at https://youtu.be/0BZqaHM6ob4. #beach #news

Are you planning a summer road trip for your family? You'll need a Road Trip Surprise Bundle from Batavia Public Library. Check it Out at https://youtu.be/GbNxjMO1g1U. #summer #news #roadTrip

Catch up with important and interesting news and events with BATV. Our programming is as vital to your day as a healthy breakfast, Batavia! Watch fun #events and informative #meetings at https://www.youtube.com/user/BATV1017/videos. #NewsUpdate

Did you miss today's Committee of the Whole meeting? Watch while you're making #dinner by clicking on https://youtu.be/8-eMtNIY2GU. It's a great way to multitask!
Photo by Yomex Owo on Unsplash #meetings

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