How Can I Get Involved?
There are a few different ways that you can get involved with making a program for Wide Bay ITV. First you’ll need to decide whether you want to volunteer on an existing program, or if you would like to start a new show. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.
Volunteering On A Program
If you don’t feel confident enough or have the skills to make your own program, but still want to get involved and make a show. Our programs are always looking for volunteers to help with camera operating, sound recording, sponsorship, marketing, script writing, editing … you name it!
Make Your Own Show
Do you have an idea for a fantastic new program? Or perhaps you can’t find anything on television that covers the issues and news of your community? Wide Bay ITV welcomes new program ideas, and encourages people with little or no experience in screen production to get involved.
A television/streaming program enables many communities and special interest groups to bring their particular views, news and issues to a wider audience. From local football to the local theater group.
Producing a community program is also an excellent opportunity for aspiring professionals. Both in front of the camera and behind the scenes to hone their skills.
If considering making a show you will need to either submit a program proposal or a completed program. Click here for our program proposal kit that explains what’s involved for you as a program maker turning your idea into a completed program.
Submitting Your Idea
All program ideas need to be in writing according to the guidelines of the Program Proposal Kit. The Kit will answer many of your questions, including typical episode duration and series length, program sponsorship and the application process. Your program proposal should be forwarded via email to the Programmer.
All proposals will be considered by the Programming Team and responded to within two weeks of receipt.
Where Do Wide Bay ITV Programs Come From?
Our programs come from the following sources:
Internal productions – Wide Bay ITV make our own programs.
Non profit organisations incorporated as an association, companies limited by guarantee, government agencies including local government.
Independent producers, production companies or other organisations can also provide programs directly. Independent producers who’s programs include sponsors or in-show ads will be required to pay a small fee for broadcast air time and promoting the shows sponsors. Not-for-profit producers are required to supply evidence of their not-for-profit status. If the producer is subject to air time fees, the air time is discussed with the producer following a detailed program proposal being prepared, and before approval of a proposal and broadcast of the program.
If in doubt or you need any point clarified the best advice is to contact us directly.