NECAT Mission Statement

The mission of the NECAT Network is to enrich Nashville by being a communications broadcast center that encourages, nurtures and features the many diverse voices of our community; protects freedom of speech and expression, and engages all Davidson County residents fairly through the production and transmission of non-commercial programming.

Commercial Free – Local TV!


NECAT was formed in 2010 after Metro government and the Metro Council combined Metropolitan Educational Access Corporation (MEAC) and Community Access Corporation (CAC). A consolidated Board of Directors was appointed to provide guidance and oversight for the network.
With a history of community access television reaching back 30 years, the NECAT Network is committed to improving the quantity and quality of its local programming across the board.
The staff and board of NECAT are also committed to more active outreach to the entire Davidson County community. NECAT will utilize a consolidated Web site, e-newsletter, open houses and other initiatives to engage residents in a dialogue about programming. Additionally, all board meetings are open to the public.

NECAT is partially funded by Comcast (through its franchise agreement with Metro Government). NECAT operations are supplemented by underwriters and sponsors, fees from producers, and contributions from our viewers. Your support allows us to make public access in Nashville great!
Nashville Education, Community and Arts Television is the not-for-profit organization that operates Music City Arts 9, iQtv10 and Access Nashville 19 on Comcast cable in Davidson County, TN.

These local stations bring the talent and knowledge of its residents to over 161,000 households in Davidson County and streams online. The more involved you are the better these stations will be. Please send us your programs, become a producer, volunteer your time and support us financially, so we can make channels 9, 10 and 19 great like our community.


NECAT is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that operates MCAtv iQtv and ANtv on Comcast cable in Davidson County, TN and U-verse in Middle TN.. We are a recognized charity organization by Federal and State agencies.