What Makes an Effective Community Access TV Website

Community Access TV is an important medium for local communities to express themselves and share their stories. A Community Access TV website can help to facilitate this process by providing a platform for local programming, news, and information. In order to be effective, a Community Access TV website should be user-friendly, informative, and engaging. Here are some key elements to consider when designing a Community Access TV website:

Use Clear Navigation

The website should be easy to navigate and intuitive to use. Visitors should be able to find what they are looking for quickly and easily. A well-designed menu system with clear categories can help users to navigate the site. An effective Community Access TV website’s navigation menu would likely include program schedules, on-demand content, live stream content, about the Community Access TV station, news and events, ways to get involved, and more. Walpole Media Corporation’s website utilizes a main navigation and a prominent secondary navigation that draws attention to ways to view their video programming. This method is effective in directing users towards video content while also allowing them to easily navigate through information about the station, news and events, ways to get involved, and more.

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Provide Relevant Content and Easy Submissions

The website should feature relevant and interesting content for the local community. This could include local news, events, and programs produced by community members. An effective Community Access TV website should make it easy for community members to submit content for inclusion on the site. This could include a simple submission form or an email address for submissions. North Andover Community Access and Media’s website utilizes an extensive “Get Involved” section, including easy ways to submit your own content and keep up with upcoming events through their events calendar.

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High-Quality Video

The website should feature high-quality video content that is easy to stream and watch. The website should also be optimized for different screen sizes and devices, including mobile devices. Live stream integration automatically filters this high-quality video onto your website. Our team has integrated with:

Social Media Integration

The website should be integrated with social media platforms to allow for easy sharing and engagement. Social media buttons should be prominently displayed on the site, and users should be able to share content easily. If you design your website using WordPress, you will have options for plug-ins to not only guide website visitors to your page but allow them to view your social media feed directly on your website!

Interactive Features

The website should feature interactive features that engage users and encourage them to participate in the community. This could include forums, polls, and user-generated content.

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Engaging Design

The website should be visually appealing and engaging. The design should reflect the character and personality of the community and should be easy to read and navigate. A great way to show your Community Access TV’s personality and reflect your community in your website design is to use high-quality images of things in your community or within your Community Access TV station.


The website should be accessible to all users, including those with disabilities. This could include features such as closed captions for videos and alternative text for images.

Get in Touch with Compete Now to Design an Effective Community Access TV Website

An effective Community Access TV website should be user-friendly, informative, engaging, and accessible. Our team of experienced web designers at Compete Now is able to help design a Community Access TV website prioritizing all the aforementioned elements. Click here or call 617-539-6528 to get started!