Community Services

ETV’s reach in South Carolina goes well beyond Radio and TV. ETV supports education, promotes transparency, partners with public safety, connects citizens, and improves the quality of life and job readiness for the state. View South Carolina ETV's 2016 Local Content and Service Report (PDF) and see the services we provide and what people are saying about ETV.

Overview

Through the vision of the General Assembly, a concurrent resolution was passed in 1957, calling for a study of television use in public schools, and over 50 years later, education is still at the core of South Carolina ETV.

South Carolina ETV is the State’s public educational broadcasting network, delivered through Television, Radio and the Web. It also includes a multi-media educational system reaching more than 2500 schools, colleges, businesses, and government agencies. ETV’s mission is to enrich lives by educating children and adults, informing and connecting citizens, while fostering economic growth, and celebrating our culture and environment.

What Others Are Saying ...

"ETV staff helped develop DVDs and videos to illustrate re-enactment points in training… ETV helps 4 state police agencies and 260 local agencies.”  - Rev. Dr. J. Eric Skidmore, SC Law Enforcement Assistance Program

"ETV and ETV Radio are the backbone of our secondary system (Emergency Management Division); they are critical to the operation of that system…"  - Joe Farmer, Public Information Director, SC Emergency Management Division

"I’ve been watching ETV in various forms since childhood, but two of my favorite programs that are on now would be the Carolina Stories series and Southern Lens…I really like the introduction to new people and places.”  - Erin Curtis, recently returned home to SC from Peace Corps volunteer service in Kazakhstan, Central Asia