The Media, Library and Information Services Department is responsible for
CTV - The Calabasas Channel, the
City’s government access channel,
the Calabasas Library,
Regulation, City Film and Photo
Sister Cities and this
What is CTV?
CTV is a government access channel (GAC)
Under Section 611 of the Communications Act, local franchising
authorities may require cable operators to set aside channels for
public, educational or governmental (PEG) use. CTV can be seen on
Time Warner Cable
subscribers on Channel 3. The Media, Library and Information Services
Department produces programming
CTV is now webstreamed LIVE
24 hours a day on-line.
CTV is also on-demand, watch city meetings and CTV programs on-line
ANYTIME, on-demand with the
Government access channels are used for
programming by organs of local government. In most jurisdictions, the
franchising authority directly controls these channels. Franchising
authorities and other governmental entities are not limited in their
exercise of editorial control over governmental access channels.
Meeting Coverage - Live gavel-to-gavel coverage of the City Council, Planning Commission, Library
Commission, Parks, Recreation and Education Commission, Traffic & Transportation Commission,
Environmental Commission and the Communications & Technology Commission Meetings.
Rebroadcasts of the City Council and Commission Meetings.
||"Your City, Your Issues" - Host
conducts informative interviews and discusses hot topics regarding the issues of your
||"Pumpkin Patch Storytime" - Children's storytime
||"Calabasas Teen Forum" - A
teen, open forum,
discussion program, covering a range of topics that are relevant to
the Calabasas youth.
An Eye On The Arts" - A half hour spotlight of local
artists and their crafts. In conjunction with the Calabasas
A Living History" - An interview of Calabasas residents,
with a looking into the history of Calabasas, the cityhood campaign,
the history of the surrounding area and the people that influence
Night" - Host Karyn
Foley, former Calabasas Mayor, interviews authors,
discussing their work and career.
Spotlight" - Program
that shines a light on Calabasas, offering concise and detailed
profiles of community programs, activities and government in the
Presents" - A collection of Summer and Winter series of
educational and entertaining performances at the Calabasas Library.
Bound" - A half hour CTV Program,
features of the
Calabasas Library. Each episode profiles one of the many
services and amenities that the Calabasas Library has to offer.
Tales" - Children's half hour music, crafts, movement and storytime from the
Buzz" - Host Laura Nickerson presents a fun, entertaining
and informative list of upcoming weekly event in and around the City
of Calabasas for families, and residents of all ages. A short
5 minute preview of the week ahead.
||Disaster Readiness Tapes.
Announcements regarding Environmental, Public Works, Policing, and
||The CTV Electronic Billboard,
a 24-hour scrolling bulletin board of upcoming events, activities and meetings in Calabasas
and MUCH, MUCH MORE -
Click here for the
Guide for complete listings.
The Media, Library and
Information Services Department took over Information
Systems for the City in 2001. Our IT Specialist maintains the
City's computer network including satellite parks and offices.
In 1997 it was determined that the City could provide a higher level of service
to the citizens of Calabasas in a more cost efficient manner and withdrew from
the Los Angeles County Library System in 1998. The Library was housed in leased
office space until we opened our new 24,000 square foot Civic Center building in
2008. The Library includes a separate children’s wing with a storytelling room,
a young adult section, a fireplace room, a quiet reading room, the Friends of
the Library used bookstore, study rooms, a multipurpose room and twenty public
computers with internet and Microsoft Office access. The Founders Hall and an
outside amphitheater are located at the back of the Library. A collection of
almost 60,000 items is comprised of books, magazines, movies, music, audio books
and downloadable audio and e-books. Books also are available through the
Interlibrary Loan program and several databases provide additional resources to
patrons. Reference librarians can answer questions and assist patrons with using
the resources. A myriad of programs for all ages are offered at the library. The
Media, Library and Information Services Department took over management of the Library in June, 2016. A
calendar of events, the catalog, the databases and general library information
can be accessed on the Library website at
The Media, Library and
Information Services Department works on a vast array of graphic design projects including
the City Newsletter, the Citizen's Guide, the CTV Bulletin Board, the
City website, kiosks, pamphlets and flyers.
The Media, Library and Information Services Operations Department designs and maintains the City
Click here to give us feedback on the website.
Charter Communications and Time Warner Cable have state franchises which
allow them to operate within the City of Calabasas. Currently, no other
companies are providing competitive cable service in the City. While AT&T
did have plans to offer their U-Verse video service in Calabasas, they postponed the project for financial reasons.
Dish Network, DirecTV and
over the air/antenna services
are alternatives for Calabasas residents who do not wish to subscribe to
Charter or Time Warner service.
Service Provider Ordinance under the Digital Infrastructure and Video
Competition Act (DIVCA) – City Ordinance 2007-236
Additional information on the
state franchises can be found here:
The Calabasas City Council formed a
Communications and Technology Commission to work with the Media,
Library and Information Services Department to monitor video service providers and
telecommunications in the City. To register a cable complaint with the City, please call
email us with your cable company, problem, name, address and phone
number. You may contact the cable companies directly at the websites,
addresses and phone numbers below.