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Television Montana (TVMT)

Uniting People & Government through the Power of Television

Television Montana (TVMT) is a statewide television channel that provides gavel-to-gavel unedited coverage of legislative proceedings, both during and between sessions of the Legislature. Select activities of other agencies of state government are also covered on Television Montana (TVMT.)

Helena Civic Television (HCTV) is responsible for providing coverage of the upcoming 2017 Legislative Session. They provide the public-private partnership we know as TVMT to provide reliable, high quality telecasts. TVMT is a team effort with a noble purpose — to make state government proceedings transparent and accountable to the citizen taxpayers of Montana.

TVMT Channels

TVMT is provided by the efforts of Montana broadcasters, cable, and telecommunications providers to thousands of Montana homes in over 225 communities every day. TVMT is carried on Charter Communications, Montana PBS, 3 Rivers Communications, Mid-Rivers Communications, Nemont, MT Opticom, Skyview TV, Tobacco Valley Communications, Valley County Television District #1, Southern Montana Telephone and Viking Broadband.

TVMT is Channel 191 in all Charter Spectrum markets.

TVMT is carried on Montana PBS's Over the Air digital lineup on the .5 channel as "Montana Capitol Coverage." Check to see if you are in their broadcast area here.

For all other providers, please check your local listings.

TVMT Programming Highlights:

The following events will be telecast LIVE on cable Channel 191.* Coverage of the 2017 Session will begin Jan. 2. Coverage will include 6-8 committees each day, Senate and House floor sessions, and selected special events, including the Governor’s State of the State address.



Friday, March 3rd

8:00 AM - House Judiciary, 6:00 PM - House Agriculture, 10:30 PM - House Transportation

Saturday, March 4th

8:00 AM - Senate Judiciary, 7:00 PM - Senate Fish & Game

Sunday, March 5th

8:00 AM - House Human Services

Monday, March 6th

8:00 AM - House Human Services, 5:00 PM - Senate Floor Session returns LIVE

*The schedule is subject to change. Look for revisions on Channel 191.

**When multiple events occur at the same time, TVMT prioritizes its broadcasts. However, all programs not live broadcast are broadcast at a later, scheduled date and time.

TVMT is currently NOT carried by satellite television providers.

TVMT was established by the 2001 Legislature and is administered by the Legislative Services Division.

For more information about TVMT, contact K'Lynn Sloan Harris, Legislative Audio Video Coordinator, 406-444-3267.

To give programming feedback or make suggestions, please contact us at

Public comment guidelines for those testifying before a committee are listed here.


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