Public Access TV 5 is a nonprofit organization that manages the noncommercial Public, Educational and Governmental (PEG) station, designated as Channel 5 on the Comcast cable system from Cordillera to Vail and Dowd Junction to Minturn. PATV 5's mission is to break down technical, physical and psychological barriers so local residents, nonprofits, schools and governments can express their ideas to the community via television. Our goal is to accurately reflect, promote and strengthen the values of the community we serve.
PATV 5 does this by providing training, equipment and channel time so Eagle County residents, governments and nonprofits may express their ideas.
The original incarnation of the station went on the air in August 1983 as Channel 23 and was incorporated in November 1985. The station jumped down the dial to Channel 5 when cable came to the area and now reaches viewers from East Vail to Cordillera and Dowd Junction to Minturn. The station adopted a new name in November 2007 and is now called Public Access TV 5.