DATV is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that, since 1978, has given Dayton the "Freedom to Communicate." Our mission is to serve as a community forum that empowers all citizens to learn, create and express their ideas through electronic media.
As the original form of social media, DATV provides the training, equipment and facilities for local residents to create their very own non-commercial local cable TV programs. Last year alone DATV's 500 plus members created over 4,500 new local tv programs for and about Dayton.
DATV operates two cable access channels in the City of Dayton, Ohio on
Spectrum. DATV, is a public access channel seen on Spectrum channel 5 in Dayton, Riverside and Butler Twp. and on channel 6 or 23 in Dayton's northern suburbs. Dayton Spiritual Television is a religious access channel seen regionally on Spectrum Digital Ch. 992.
Click here for information on the annual
DATV Studio Producers Lottery
Premiere Elements Settings for DATV
Legal and How-to Guide for Independent Creators, Internet Users, Nonprofits, and Small Businesses
Learn About Copyrighted Material Use
Watch a Behind the Scenes look at DATV
Help produce community event coverage.
Visit Dayton Spiritual Television for messages
of hope, understanding and fulfillment.
Come to DATV the 2nd Wednesday of the
month for a FREE tour and orientation.
Help support DATV
Your donation will help DATV continue to be a source for citizens to express themselves. By donating to DATV you can help us provide the tools needed for citizens to communicate effectively.