Department of Cable and Consumer Services - Channel 16

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Open during regular business hours 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

TTY 711

12000 Government Center Parkway
Suite 133

Channel 16,

Fairfax County Government Television

Stay informed! Watch Fairfax County public meetings live, and the latest events and activities on shows like 16 Around Fairfax, County Magazine, Check It Out, Parks Plus, and Mature Living. Channel 16 - Your Fairfax County Government Television Channel.

Channel 16 delivers all of its programming with closed captions. In February 2022, Channel 16 launched dual captioning of all live programs in both English and Spanish, including government meetings, press conferences, and district town halls.  In addition, all programs produced by Channel 16 after March 1, 2022 will have dual captioning as well. For issues with closed captioning, please contact us.


Channel 16 wins the Overall Excellence Award for Government programming for the 19th time.

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Spanish Closed Captioning

Beginning February 8, 2022, Fairfax County Government Channel 16 will provide Spanish closed captioning for all public meetings and live events. Public meetings that will be captioned in Spanish include the Board of Supervisors meetings, Board of Supervisor Committee meetings, and meetings of the Planning Commission and Board of Zoning AppealsOther live events such as the annual Mount Vernon Town Meeting, District Budget Town Halls, and Public Safety press conferences will be closed captioned in Spanish as well. Closed captioning for these meetings and live events will be available whether the public is watching on cable television or on the live stream. Channel 16 first introduced English closed captioning for programming in 1986 with the Board of Supervisors meetings. This service is now expanded for increased access and engagement with the County’s Spanish-speaking public.  Web pages have been developed in English and Spanish to help promote the new service.

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