Boothbay Region Community Television
The Town of Boothbay supports the Boothbay Region Community Television through an annual tax appropriation. BRCTV and its board of directors existed as an ad hoc committee of Boothbay Harbor town government until incorporating as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 2002 (under the name Boothbay Region Access Channel 5). Until 2001, sports and a few local events (Windjammer Days, Fishermen's Festival) made up almost the entirety of programming due to the interests of the volunteer producers, who were very few in number. Beginning in that year, a small but dedicated group of volunteers began a conscious effort to improve the quality and diversity of the programming on the channel, in the hopes that they would thereby be able to interest more volunteers, better serve the viewing audience and raise the level of awareness in the community about what needs can be met by locally-produced television.