- a noncommercial system of broadcasting on television channels made available to independent or community groups for programs of general interest to the community.
- one or more channels on cable television that by law are reserved for noncommercial broadcasting by members of the public.
Origin of public-access television
First recorded in 1970–75
Also called public-access TV.
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