Free Speech TV is a national, independent news network committed to advancing progressive social change. As the alternative to television networks owned by billionaires, governments and corporations, our network amplifies underrepresented voices and those working on the front lines of social, economic and environmental justice.
Reaching over 40 million US television households, we bring our viewers an array of daily news programs, independent documentaries and special events coverage.
Daily News Programs. Our daily programs, including Democracy Now!, the Thom Hartmann Program and Uprising with Sonali, tackle the critical issues facing our communities and our democracy, giving you the news as it happens.
Independent Documentaries. Free Speech TV airs numerous award-winning documentaries covering issues ranging from economic injustice and marriage equality to climate change and the real cost of war.
Weekly Programs & Special Events. Free Speech TV viewers gain exclusive access to programs like #ABlackShow with Elon James White and Mike Papantonio’s Ring of Fire, as well as coverage of noteworthy events like Netroots Nation.
Free Speech TV is one of the last standing national independent news channels. As a nonprofit with freedom from corporate control and government pressure, we are uniquely positioned to elevate perspectives that often don’t break through the corporate media filter. We believe a more just and democratic world is possible when media empowers people with the information they need to fight for what matters.
Watch & Connect
DirecTV – Channel 348
DISH – Channel 9415
Full and part-time cable affiliates
Free Speech TV is owned and operated by Public Communicators, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit, tax-exempt organization, founded in 1974. FSTV is supported primarily by its viewers and philanthropic foundations. FSTV television broadcasts are commercial-free. Free Speech TV is based in Denver, CO.