Government Access Channel (Channel 3)

The City of Yorba Linda Government Access Channel, available on Spectrum Cable Channel 3 and AT&T U-Verse Channel 99, is a government-access cable television station. It provides a means of sharing information with the community regarding the programs, services, and deliberations of local government.

Programming Schedule

City Council Meetings are broadcast live on the first and third Tuesday of the month, beginning at 6:30 p.m. City Council Meetings are rebroadcast Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. on Channel 3.

Community Bulletin Board

Important City of Yorba Linda information, including event dates, service information, and local services is broadcast on Channel 3 through the use of pictures and/or text-generated information. The City offers a bulletin board service consisting of pictures and/or text-generated information to eligible system users defined in City Council Policy C-3 (PDF), Use of Government Access Channel.

Programming Requests

Internal and external users are eligible to request programming within the scope of services set forth in City Council Policy C-3 (PDF), Use of Government Access Channel. Upon submittal of requests, City staff will review the application to ensure that all content complies with the City’s policy and then notify the applicant of the status of the application. The date of input and the duration of the approved broadcast will be subject to staff availability and channel capacity. The message will automatically be removed from the Channel at midnight following the event. Programming that is outside the scope of the Channel’s mission and goals will not be aired.

Production Guidelines

  • The Channel 3 Bulletin Board Application (PDF) must be completed for each proposed message request.
  • The digital message must conform to the specification outlined in the Bulletin Board Information Sheet (PDF).
    • Non-conforming media will not be displayed.
  • Requests must be made on the City’s application with the digital message attached.
  • Digital messages must be submitted as .jpeg picture files and sized in a 16 x 9 aspect ratio (landscape, like an HD Television) or 1920 x 1080 pixels in size.
  • Each line of the message must not exceed 35 characters, including spaces and punctuation marks.
  • The message must be displayed in black text, Arial or Times New Roman font, and not displayed in all caps.
  • Files must be production-ready.
  • Requests must be received at least ten business days prior to the proposed airdate.
  • Submit completed applications with the digital messages attached via email the Communications Divison. Digital messages must be received electronically before applications are reviewed.

The City Manager, or his designee, has the right and authority to deny any programming request when it is determined, following review of a complete application and message submission, that the bulletin board message does not meet the criteria set forth in the City’s policy, the applicant fails to provide all required information, or the applicant fails to provide truthful information.