Since  fall 2005, the community channel Okto empowers all Viennese to communicate their topics and concerns on air. Okto conveys not only the know-how needed, but also provides technical infrastructure (cameras, editing suites, TV studios) and broadcastingfor free. The non-commercial station is mainly funded by the City of Vienna and by the „Fund to promote non-commercial broadcastersof the Austrian Regulatory Authority for Broadcasting and Telecommunications (RTR).