Nashville Education, Community, and Arts Television (NECAT) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization with a mission that is two-fold:
1. expose middle TN viewers to arts and education programming created both locally and around the world, and
2. teach individuals and organizations who wish to make TV shows how to do so, let them use our equipment and resources, then broadcast those shows for them.
We run 3 public television channels that have served the community since the 1970s. These channels are Music City Arts (our arts channel), iQtv (our education channel), and Access Nashville (our community access channel). All 3 channels are 24 hours a day and are broadcast on television via Comcast channels 9, 10, and 19 in Davidson County, via AT&T U-Verse channel 99 in 19 middle TN counties*, and livestreamed on the internet 24 hours/day.
A very affordable, one-of-a-kind outlet for individuals and organizations learning to express their ideas and perspectives via television, NECAT is also, from the viewers’ perspective, a window into music, theater, dance, environmental science, conservation, multi-cultural and organic cooking, politics, humor, alternative energies, healthcare services, and business strategies—from our own community as well as in other regions, ideologies, countries, and languages.
*AT&T U-Verse counties we broadcast to are: Bedford, Cheatham, Coffee, Davidson, Dickson, Franklin, Giles, Hickman, Lawrence, Marshall, Maury, Montgomery, Moore, Robertson, Rutherford, Smith, Sumner, Williamson, Wilson.