Make Media with Open Signal This Summer

March 02, 2021


While we are operating with reduced capacity this spring and summer, we will continue to offer four opportunities for community members to engage with our equipment and studios:

Series Producers 

These producers make content on a monthly or weekly basis to broadcast on our cable channels (which stream online) in a regular time slot. Series producers who want to reserve our production studios must already be studio-certified and can access Open Signal's production studios by appointment, up to two weeks in advance. Studio access is dependent on COVID-19 safety protocols.

Four series field producers will be able to check out equipment for the duration of their series season. Field producers do not need pre-certification and can request one-on-one technical training and support for equipment to be used off-site. 

There are currently are no live studio broadcasts. Video files can be shared to our playback email — those who require assistance may have access to upload at Open Signal by appointment. For more information on the process go here: Submitting Video Remotely.

All series producers must have up-to-date memberships with Open Signal. For the Summer 2021 season, applications are due by May 19, 2021 at 9pm. Check out How to Get an Open Signal TV Series (A Guide for First-Time Producers) to learn more.

Project-based Producers 

Up to 14 production teams will be able to check out a field production kit for up to three months working closely with an Open Signal staff member to determine scope and completion of the project for broadcast on our cable and web streaming channels.

Projects are available to media makers who identify with and/or create content specifically for communities of color, English language learners, disabled or low income communities, and local nonprofit organizations. Project-based producers must have up-to-date memberships with Open Signal. These productions will be selected based on an application, which is due May 19, 2021.  

Broadcast Producers

Producers who have existing video content to air on Open Signal’s cable channels can share files to our playback email. Those who require assistance may have access to upload at Open Signal by appointment. For more information on the process go here: Submitting Video Remotely.

Online Featured Media Makers

Media makers who have content that is already hosted online may submit for featuring on our digital platform. This can include films, web series, podcasts, music videos or mixes and more. 

Community members may submit content ideas through our submission form on a rolling basis. Featured content for our online network is selected based on alignment with our content goals.

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