For non-Queens residents:
A Queens based resident must sponsor your show.
For Queens residents:
You must participate in the QPTV Lottery. (Note: The QPTV Lottery takes place on an annual basis).
Programs must be submitted in a format suitable for QPTV's playback and automation equipment.
The only videotape standard that QPTV accepts is DVCAM (including Mini DVCAM, DVCAM-34, and DVCAM-64).
QPTV requires proof of residency with your submission.
If you missed the opportunity to participate in our annual Lottery drawing, or if you're new to QPTV, you can fill out a Waiting List application for an opportunity to receive time in the current programming cycle.
How to Submit a Non-Series Special
Non-Series Special programs can be submitted at any time.
Before submitting any programs or applications, be sure that you have read and fully understand QPTV's Rules and Procedures.
Specials are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and are not a guarantee for a timeslot.
We will accept two (2) tapes per submission at one (1) submission per month.
Specials are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis in any available time slots in our schedule.
Specials are scheduled at least a month in advance.
QPTV accepts programs on DVCAM format only.
Tapes must be properly labeled.
Half-hour programs may not exceed 28:30 and hour programs may not exceed 58:30.
Proof of residency must be submitted with your first Special.
The following forms must be included with each submission:
- Form 2 - Channel Users Contract and Statement of Compliance
- Form 3 - Cablecast Application
- One (1) Videotape Trafficking Report Slip with each tape
Signed original forms must be submitted. Faxed copies are not accepted. The tapes and completed forms can be mailed to QPTV's Programming Dept. (with an envelope and return postage if you want tapes mailed back to you).
Tapes and forms can be submitted in person at our facility. You may call to find out air date or request an email with the air dates.
You are expected to pick up your tape after the final air date.