About NYC Media

Who We Are

NYC Media is part of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment and is the official broadcast network and media production group of the City of New York. As a network, NYC Media's goals are to inform, educate, and entertain New Yorkers about the City's diverse people and neighborhoods, government, services, attractions and activities. NYC Media's flagship channel, NYC Life, explores arts and culture, entertainment and lifestyle, and history and education, and features the people and places that make NYC unique. Viewers can also now watch our content on a number of expanding platforms, such as iTunes, the NYC Media iOS app, and Taxi TV.

The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment also includes the Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting which encompasses film, television, radio, theatre, music, advertising, publishing, digital content and real estate as it relates to creative industries. It serves as a one-stop shop for the entertainment industry, which has seen explosive growth over the last year in New York City, contributing nearly $9 billion and over 130,000 jobs. The Office promotes New York City as a thriving center of creativity, issuing permits for productions filming on public property, and facilitating production throughout the five boroughs.

Executive Staff


    Karen Johnson, Interim General Manager, NYC Media


A Unique Entity

As a unique public media entity, NYC Media produces award-winning content that is accountable, useful and compelling. We provide the public with access to the governmental process and insights into the communities that make up one of the most diverse cities in the world. We work with dozens of New York City-based producers and organizations to provide content on our broadcast network, which reaches approximately 18 million people in a 50 mile viewing radius. Viewers can now watch our content on a number of expanding platforms, including the NYC Media iOS app, and Taxi TV.