Frequently Asked Questions about ATXN
What is ATXN?
ATXN is the City of Austin government access channel (formerly known as Channel 6). Programming includes City Council meetings, public meetings, news conferences, CityView news magazine and educational programming about City departments and initiatives.
What channel is ATXN on and where can I watch ATXN?
- Spectrum Cable – Channel 6
- Astound (formerly Grande) Communications – Channel 6
- Watch Online: www.atxn.tv (24-hour stream & archived meeting videos)
- Watch on YouTube: youtube.com/user/austintexasgov
- Download ATXN app on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, or Google Play
I don't have cable. How can I watch ATXN programming?
- ATXN.tv hosts a live web stream of our channel as well as archived videos of all televised public meetings and news conferences.
- Download ATXN app on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, or Google Play to watch live.
Can I give you programming to air on ATXN or information for a bulletin board slide?
ATXN is for use by City of Austin departments only. If you are a non-profit that works with a City department, you can submit a request through the appropriate department for airtime. If you have produced your own programming, please contact Channel Austin public access television.
How can I watch Council meetings?
City Council meetings are live on TV and online as well as archived at atxn.tv. All regular City Council meetings are broadcast on radio at KAZI 88.7 FM and closed captioned. View meeting transcripts online. View City Council meeting schedule.
How do I share or download video from a meeting?
Find video of the item you are looking for on the archive page of atxn.tv. Click on the “Share” button. You can email a link from here, copy and paste the link or embed code, or download the video. Our recommendation to play these videos is to download a video player that has the codecs needed to play this type of video (MP4 videos). VLC media player is a good bet, and it's available free for Windows, MAC, and Linux. It can be downloaded here: https://www.videolan.org/.
I'm trying to watch a meeting online. Why isn't the entire meeting available?
Archived video from public meetings is loaded by item as soon as it is ready, so check back shortly as more items are added. The entire meeting will be posted as soon as possible.
Can I get a copy of a meeting?
DVD copies of all public meetings can be viewed or copied at the Austin History Center. Bring a blank DVD or purchase one on-site for a nominal fee. Call 512-974-7480 for additional information.
How many access channels are there in Austin?
There are 7 access channels in Austin:
City of Austin
Public access television
Channels 10, 15, 16
Austin Community College