Contact: Sarah Beal-Fletcher, Channel 18 Station Manager 508-862-4963,

Media Release:
Town of Barnstable Government Access Channel 18 is now available in High Definition (HD)

(HYANNIS, MA – April 13, 2023) After months of planning and upgrades to equipment, the Town of Barnstable’s government access Channel 18 can now be accessed by Comcast subscribers in the Town of Barnstable on HD Channel 1072. With this change any Comcast subscriber in the Town can now watch all Town programming 24/7 in High Definition. This change provides a better viewing opportunity with a clearer picture, cleaner graphics, and improved audio.

Closed captioning is now available for all meetings that are airing live on either our Standard Definition (SD) Channel 18 or our HD Channel 1072. In addition to closed captioning on live meetings, closed captioning is available on all of the videos on the Town of Barnstable Channel 18 YouTube Channel.

Upgrades have been made in the James H. Crocker Jr. Hearing Room at Town Hall to provide improved hearing assistance devices to those who may need it.

All of these upgrades are intended to provide a better viewing and listening experience for all residents in the Town of Barnstable.

The purpose of the Town of Barnstable’s Channel 18 is to engage the community as a valued resource by providing content that matters including timely news and events to inform Barnstable residents.