Chicago Access Network Television

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Chicago Access Network Television
322 South Green Street Chicago, Illinois 60607-3544
Branding CAN TV
Channels Analog: Chicago Cable Channel 19, 21, 27, 36, 42
Affiliations None/public access
Founded 1983
Call letters' meaning Chicago Access Network Television

Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV) is a public, educational, and government access (PEG) cable television service in Chicago, Illinois. CAN TV operates five separate channels for various themed programs:

  • CAN TV19 (Public Affairs, entertainment, documentary and arts)
  • CAN TV21 (Live, call-in Hotline shows, community events, coverage, Chicago Public Schools programs)
  • CAN TV27 (Hyper-local news and information source)
  • CAN TV36 (Religious and inspirational programming)
  • CAN TV42 (Interactive Community bulletin board (CBB))


In 1987, Chicago Access Network Television had 6 stations supplemented by 2 Chicago City Hall channels.[1] Chicago City Hall created "Chicago Access Corp. (CAC) to oversee the stations at that time."


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