TVCTV’s public access program enables the public to produce their very own television programs through the use of our professional facilities and equipment. Hundreds of community producers work together on a volunteer basis to develop original programming of diverse interests to the community. Community productions are shown on our six cable channels on the Comcast and Frontier cable systems. TVCTV also offers multiple in-depth training courses on the proper use of professional television production equipment.
To use TVCTV services, you must live, work, volunteer, or attend school in our service area. TVCTV’s service area covers:Banks, Beaverton, Cornelius, Durham, Forest Grove, Gaston, Hillsboro, King City, Lake Oswego, North Plains, Rivergrove, Tigard, Tualatin, West Linn and the unincorporated areas of Washington County, Oregon (Note: Wilsonville & Sherwood are not in TVCTV’s service area). Proof of eligibility is required before accessing our services. See our Statement of Compliance for more information regarding proof of eligibility.
Programming created or submitted by our community producers must be commercial free, must not contain unauthorized copyrighted material and cannot promote or endorse lotteries or other gambling nor can it engage in or encourage illegal activities.
TVCTV equipment and facilities are not intended to be used for financial gain for the community producer or their volunteer crew. Community producers are not allowed to charge others for creating a video production using our equipment or facilities or for use of our facilities or equipment. See TVCTV’s Policies & Procedures for more information.
The first step to becoming a TVCTV Community Producer is registering for Orientation. Orientation is a mandatory first step for all newcomers to TVCTV. At our free Orientation you will be introduced to our facilities, our staff, and the opportunities available to you at TVCTV. You will then have a chance to sign-up for our exciting and informative production classes[Hyperlink].
For a current schedule of TVCTV’s upcoming Orientation and classes click here.