About Us

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About TV Santa Barbara

TV Santa Barbara operates two community access channels, 17 & 71, TVSB Voice and TVSB Culture. With studios and offices at 329 South Salinas Street, the Mission of TV Santa Barbara to provide citizens with access to television and other electronic media resources in order to facilitate public dialogue, free speech and participatory democracy; foster local creativity, education and culture; and to reflect our diverse and amazing community.

TV Santa Barbara (TVSB) provides open access to media technology for companies and individuals who want to tell stories, share ideas, and create television shows, independent films, web videos and documentaries. Everyone is welcome at TV Santa Barbara regardless of level of experience. TVSB’s MediaU program provides hands-on training in media technology and communication. TV Santa Barbara’s video production studios provide members with classes, field production equipment and creative services for the entire community.

Community Access Television has been a big part of the Santa Barbara media landscape since 1974. Founding pioneer Ira Opper provides a historical retrospective of the early years in this interview with Erik Davis, Executive Director of TVSB.

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Memberships provide access to TV Santa Barbara’s production studios, media training classes, equipment rentals, professional creative services and the ability to submit content to Community Access Channels, 17 and 71.


Your support of community access television empowers people to make media that matters by providing accessible training, production resources and tools to help in the creation of original media content.

Contact Us

329 S Salinas St
Santa Barbara, CA 93103