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Broadcast Channels Restored

Update 8/18/18

We have successfully restored function to all three channels. Unfortunately it appears there was some damage to our equipment.  While we assess the extent of the damage and next steps we would appreciate hearing from the community if anyone experiences any issues with receiving our broadcast on Comcast or Frontier.  If you see dark channels, or video with no audio or anything in general that does not look right please email us at info@guilfordtv.org  Please let us know the channel, show, day and time.  This information will help us troubleshoot any other issues that may present themselves.

A schedule has been published to run beginning tonight at midnight.  We will also be adding new content to our YouTube channel.  The shows continue to go on and there is always something to watch on GCTV!

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GCTV has experienced a failure in one of the main power supplies that powers our broadcast equipment.  The result is that all three channels are currently dark.  We are working to restore functionality to the channels this weekend.

We have over 1200 videos available for viewing and sharing on our YouTube channel with new programs added weekly after their first broadcast.  In the event that restoring service to broadcast takes longer than planned we will upload all new programming with producer permission for internet to our YouTube channel so that it can be shared with the community in a timely manner.

We thank you for your patience and continued support.  Please feel free to email GCTV at info@guilfordtv.org with any questions or concerns.

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Producing and Submitting Political Advocacy Programs

Dear Guilford Community Members,

GCTV welcomes all community members, political parties, candidates, campaigns and supporters to use our facilities to communicate with the public during the upcoming election cycle.   To familiarize you with our policies and procedures, we have included links to our website where you can download our Policies and Procedures Manual as well as our Scheduling Guidelines. We also invite you to contact GCTV with any questions you may have regarding creating and broadcasting political advocacy programming.

GCTV has adopted guidelines for the broadcast of political advocacy programming to ensure that everyone who wants to communicate is able to do so in a fair and balanced manner, while minimizing disruption to other community programming.

Here are some excerpts from GCTV’s Policy & Procedures Manual concerning Political Advocacy Programming.  We encourage you to share these guidelines with party and campaign officials and anyone working on behalf of candidates.

2.9 ​       Political Advocacy Programming: Programming submitted by a political party or individual for the purpose of arguing for or against a ballot measure coming up on Town, State or National election and referendum dates. This includes election of public officials, budget referendums and any other ballot item which may be introduced for debate.

4.2.5.5 – Political Advocacy Programming

​         4.2.5.5.1​      GCTV reserves the right to limit Political Advocacy programming to 3 play cycles per program.

4.2.5.5.2   GCTV reserves the right to give bipartisan programming the priority for additional runs.  An example of such programming is candidate debates where all political parties are equally represented.

4.2.5.5.3  Town meetings and programs produced by Guilford Public Schools and the Town of Guilford are not considered political advocacy programming.  Programs submitted by these two entities and their departments and commissions are considered official communication from the Town about Town and School business and are not subject to the restrictions of political programming.
4.2.8.​    GCTV reserves the right to remove all political advocacy programs on the night or broadcast cycle before an election or referendum.
​4.2.9.1 Political advocacy programs submitted for On-Demand viewing will remain available for viewing and sharing until after the election or referendum.

We encourage you to read both documents in their entirety. All producers are subject to the policies regarding broadcast of programming and use of GCTV facilities.

Please feel free to contact GCTV’s Station Manager Shannon Gale with any questions you may have regarding GCTV policies.

Support GCTV’s 4th Annual Student Video Contest

GCTV needs your help to launch our 4th Annual Student Video Contest, offering local young people the opportunity to showcase their media talents. Like before, the contest will be open to Guilford students who are in grades 9-12. They do not need to be attending GHS – all high school age Guilford residents are welcome to participate.

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Winners from the 3rd Annual Student Video Contest.

This year, GCTV is seeking community support for the contest. The producers of the top three videos are awarded a scholarship, which in years past has been funded by anonymous donors. This year’s funding goal is $2500. It is our hope that with community support we can increase the amount of scholarship money offered in this year’s contest from $1000 – $2000 and have some funds to rollover into the next year’s contest scholarship.

 

Please Contest-Winners_Masterconsider contributing to the Student Video Contest Scholarship fund. If GCTV is fortunate enough to exceed our funding goal of $2500 for this year all remaining funds will be carried over into the next year’s contest in 2020. If we meet our current bench mark of $1000 but do not reach the $2000 needed to double our scholarship then funds in excess of $1000 will carry over into next year’s contest.

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Winners of the 2016 Student Video Contest

Please review our sponsorship levels. All contributions are appreciated and will be acknowledged as outlined below for the 2019 Student Video Contest.

The playlist below has individual student video submissions from the past three years, as well as the past three award ceremony videos.  Topics range from fiction and tourism to advocacy & commentary.  If one can think it up, one can make it happen at GCTV!

May / June Highlights

There is always something to watch on GCTV, whether browsing our three broadcast channels or searching through the over 1200 videos on our YouTube channel.

Here are some highlights of the programs submitted to GCTV by community members. Remember, anyone in the Guilford community can produce content for our channels.  All ages and skill levels are welcome.  We provide the training and equipment free of charge…though donations are always appreciated as they help us keep pace with evolving technology.

GCTV Closed Memorial Day Weekend

GCTV will be closed for the Memorial Day Weekend from Sunday, May 27th through Tuesday, May 29th.  We will re-open for regular office hours on Thursday, May 31st.

The program schedule will continue to change at the usual times as we will schedule in advance.  And please remember you can always check us out on our YouTube channel to view over 1000 archived videos.

There is always something to watch on GCTV!

April Highlights

While spring was slow to make an entrance this month community volunteers were busy filming community events.  Below is just a sample of programs broadcast on GCTV this month and also available on our YouTube channel.  Watch. Share. Enjoy.  And remember, you can do this too!  We will train you and look forward to seeing your video up here soon!

 

This is What Community Media Looks Like

Community media is media by and for the entire community, which is made up of people of all ages and skill levels and who are involved in a Media-You-Create_smvariety of interests and projects, possess knowledge in a variety of areas and have opinions about things that affect what matters most to them.  Community media is media by and for the community which means content is conceived, created and broadcast by you.

GCTV is a non-profit organization serving the entire community so that they may share knowledge, ideas, opinions and interests that others in the community may find interesting.  If you can think it up you can make it happen at GCTV!  Check out our YouTube channel to see what others have done, but know the only limit is your imagination.

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GCTV’s mission is to provide equipment and training for community members to produce non-commercial programming to air on our broadcast stations and online. Use our equipment, your equipment or a mix of both to share your message.  We will train you and put you in touch with other community members who can assist you as well.  It has never been easier to share your story.

Support-GCTV-CarouselYou may have experienced GCTV as a producer, viewer, intern or volunteer. We thank you, the community, for your involvement on all levels.  We also ask that you consider making a donation to GCTV so we may continue to keep pace with the rapidly changing technology of today for both the production and broadcast side of our operations.  Every little bit helps.