FAQ’s and Forms

We are ACCtv the local Public Access TV station (Cable CH210 & 226).

What is ACCtv?
Find out below in our first installment of Welcome to ACCtv.
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Questions? Call Darla at 775-830-7939 or email her at dbayer@bactv.org

We have a FREE service called the Bulletin Board. On the Bulletin Board you may convey information to the public about events, services and many other things. See below for how to submit.

Q. How do I submit information to be included on the Community Bulletin Board?
Q. What IS Public Access?
Q. How can I be a producer and make TV happen?
Q. How can we help you to help others?
Q. What do I need to fill out when submitting a program for broadcast?
Q: What are the media and technical requirements for material to be broadcast?
Q: Does ACC-TV offer any equipment or facilities for outside organizations to use?
Q. Can I get DVD copies of any of the programming on Channels 210 or 226?

Q. How do I submit information to be included on the Community Bulletin Board?

A. Send an email to dbayer@bactv.org. This email should include a finished jpg image as listed below.

Landscape format jpgs are the best to send. Landscape is the Horizontal or sideways format, like a TV screen. For those who know pixels: 720 x 480.

You may make your jpg on any number of applications. One of the most common is Powerpoint.

In Powerpoint, create your slide with your text and backgrounds as you desire. You can even use photos within the slide just as you would for a presentation.
Once you are happy with the content of your Powerpoint slide simply hit “Save As”. Once the Save window comes up choose the format to save as JPG (Joint Photographic Experts Group).

Send this slide as an attachment to this email address (dbayer@bactv.org)

That’s all you need do to get your submission up on the Bulletin Board really quick!
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You can also create your jpg within Photoshop or many other applications.
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If you can not handle this process we still ask that you do the following:
Send in the body of the email 6 or 7 lines of up to 50 characters each.

Just the Who, What, Where, When, Why and How info.

We can not be responsible for extracting the correct info to be used from long press releases.
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We must warn you though that sending as just mentioned WILL take a much longer time to get up on the Board, the jpg is so quick and accurate and looks just the way YOU want it to. Please try it.
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We can not use a pdf. or Word docs.

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Keep in mind too that you may view TV as it is airing or view many Videos on Demand on our website at: www.acctv.org

Your announcement will remain on the Community Bulletin Board until the event has taken place or for 3 months unless other arrangements have been made.

For more information you may wish to read our Bulletin Board Rules.

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Q. How can I be a producer and make TV happen.

We have info below on how to submit programming. But if you have never made a TV show before you might want to see our How To Make A TV Show guide. Or if you wish to work with a group try using our Group TV Production Basics Manual

Q. How can we help you to help others?

Do you have an organization that “Helps” others in our community? Don’t you think a TV show could help promote your non-profit organization?

The following form will outline how to do it!

TV Shows for Organizations

Q: What do I need to fill out when submitting a program for broadcast?

A: Use the following form.

Producer Submit Form

We have two channels. Channel 210 is for Public Access Broadcast, Channel 226 is for Government Broadcast of City Meetings and similar. Most programs will be on Channel 210. If you believe your program is suitable for the Government channel please indicate this on your submit form, we will evaluate the content for Government Channel broadcasting.

When you are ready to drop off the DVD and form to ACCtv, you may do so by leaving them in our after hours drop box just outside our door, snail mailing them or hand delivering them inside at 511 W. King St in Carson City (89703). We are located in the basement of the old St. Teresa’s Church which is now the Brewery Arts Center Performance Hall. There is an outside entrance down the ramp.

Q: What are the media and technical requirements for material to be broadcast?

A: As we are an all-digital broadcast facility, we are currently requiring new content providers to provide material in DVD format only. We offer the services of “realtime copy” of your VHS cassette tapes to DVD in order to broadcast them, but there is a fee. Please contact us for fee structures. You may email Darla at: dbayer@bactv.org or call 775-830-7939 for the information.

Q: Does ACC-TV offer any equipment or facilities for outside organizations to use?

A: Yes. However you must be trained on all equipment before you may use it. Give us a call or email if you are interested in upcoming classes. You may email Darla at: dbayer@bactv.org or call 775-830-7939 for the information.

Our state of the art facility has the equipment needed to produce video “in house”, in our studio, or outside with equipment check out. We can teach you how to edit on 4 different software programs, either MAC or PC based.

Q. Can I get DVD copies of any of the programming on Channels 210 or 226?

A. Yes, in most cases. There is a $15 fee for each DVD copy. However, we can only make copies for you of programs whose producers have given permission for us to do so OR of Government Meetings. Again, contact Darla for more information at 775-830-7939 or email her at dbayer@bactv.org.

Q. What IS Public Access?

A. Public Access Television is fun. No. Seriously, it is! But here is a link to a description of what it is and how it started.