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Apply for a Timeslot on Public Access

 

Channel time on the Public Access Channel is open to any community member who submits a request for time.  Your first step is to submit an application.

 

Timeslot Priority


Channel time is granted in the following order of priority:

  1. Certified Producers are producers who have completed the Comcast Public Access production classes and use Comcast facilities and/or equipment to produce, shoot or edit their programs.
  2. Resident Producers are producers who are not certified by Comcast, but do live within the local playback system.
  3. Certified Producers Out of Area are producers who are certified by Comcast, but live outside the local playback system.
  4. Out of Area Producers are producers who are not certified by Comcast, and live outside the local playback system.

 

Types of Timeslots


When applying for a timeslot, you can choose from two different types:

Series Timeslot

  1. For producers who create programming on a regular basis
  2. Usually 30 or 60 minutes in length
  3. One consistent timeslot per week
  4. New programs can be switched out weekly, every other week, or monthly

Special Timeslot

  1. For producers who create “once in a while” programming
  2. Can be variable in length. Specials that are longer than 3-4 hours may need to be split to air in separate parts.
  3. One consistent timeslot per week
  4. Program will air for a month (once a week for 4 weeks)
  5. Producers are limited to airing 4 specials within a given year

 

Playback Area


You will need to choose a desired playback system. A list of playback areas can be found on the “Channels” menu of the website. You can submit a separate application to multiple playback systems, but you will receive priority in the area in which you live.

 

Formats


Formats that we can accept vary by playback facility. You will be able to select your preferred format after you choose your playback system on the application page.

 

 

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Already applied?

To follow up on your waiting list status, contact:

Grant Hamilton, Traffic Coordinator
773-863-4025
grant_hamilton@cable.comcast.com