Bowie TV

Bowie Television 

There are three public access, education, and government (PEG) cable channels actively broadcasting from Bowie: 

ChannelVerizonComcast
Bowie Government Channel1071 & 996 (HD)
Bowie Community Programming (BCMC)1177
Bowie Government and Baltimore News1278

Bowie Government Channel (Verizon 10 / Comcast 71/996 (HD)

The City of Bowie operates Verizon Channel 10/Comcast Channel 71. (Channel 996 is the HD version of the channel on Comcast.) City Council meetings and other city government meetings are broadcast on this channel. In addition, resident information and announcements about upcoming city events and meetings are advertised here. Videos about city-sponsored special events, such as the parade and Bowiefest also run on this channel. 

Council meetings are broadcast live and are rebroadcast on Wednesday and Saturday evenings at 7 p.m. Meetings are also available as videos on demand (www.cityofbowie.org/viewmeetings).

Note: Closed captioned versions of the Council meetings can be viewed on the City of Bowie YouTube channel.  Once there, be sure to click on the CC button in the bottom right hand corner of the video screen to turn on the closed caption view.

Verizon Channel 10 / Comcast Channel 71 Broadcast Schedule 

Bowie Community Media Corporation (Verizon 11 / Comcast 77) 

The Bowie Community Media Corporation (BCMC) is a non-profit organization supported by a grant from the City of Bowie to produce community programs. City of Bowie residents interested in producing shows for public access television must be trained and pay a $100 annual fee. Producers must also complete a studio form and a BCMC form available on the BCMC website

This channel also runs public service announcements and event announcements relating to the Bowie community. To submit a request to post an item to the BCMC Community Bulletin Board, email or call 301-814-3057.

Public Safety Channel and Baltimore News (Verizon 12 / Comcast 78) 

Information about public safety is broadcast on this channel. In addition, as a service to residents who can no longer receive Baltimore news as part of their local channels packages on Comcast and Verizon, the City of Bowie has arranged with WJZ in Baltimore to broadcast their news on Channel 12/78. News is broadcast at the following times: 

WJZ News Broadcasts

Monday - Friday

5 a.m. - 8 a.m.
Noon - 12:35 p.m.
4 - 7 p.m.
11 p.m. - 11:35 p.m.

Saturdays

6 a.m. - 8 a.m.
11 p.m. - 11:35 p.m.

Sundays

8 a.m. - 9 a.m.
11 p.m. - 11:35 p.m.

City of Bowie Television Studio 

The City of Bowie Cable Studio is owned and operated by the City of Bowie. The studio is used for the production of all programming that appears on the City's PEG channels. To reach the studio call 301-809-3057 or email. The studio is located at the Kenhill Center (formerly City Hall):

2614 Kenhill Dr.
Bowie, MD 20715