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Public Access Television Show Production

Any local adult resident, authorized minor, representative of a Siskiyou County area non-profit organization, local government agency, local educational establishment, are eligible to become a member and access SMC resources to produce content for broadcast on public access television.

Please see the “Submit a Video” for details and file formats and applicable submission fees.

Shows produced in a public access studio and/or shows submitted for broadcast on a public access channel must adhere to the FCC regulations governing content. Basic regulations prohibit the following:

  • Material contrary to local, state or federal laws, regulations, procedures or policy, including but not limited to obscene or indecent material;
  • Material that is libelous, slanderous, or in any other way defaming of character;
  • Material that is an unlawful invasion of privacy;
  • Advertising or material which promotes a commercial product or service;
  • Material which violates copyright law; and,
  • Material that promotes or constitutes gambling, solicitation, or an appeal for funds.

Before you make a show or submit a show for broadcast, talk with a Siskiyou Media Council staff member to be sure the show’s content is appropriate. Remember – you are legally responsible for the content of any show that you produce or submit for broadcast!

Public Access TV

MCTV15 Online Viewer

YCTV4 Online Viewer

SMC “turn-key” Productions

Just shy of full professional productions, “turn-key” productions at Siskiyou Media Council’s studio in Weed ensure both timely studio work and reliably high quality production values by utilizing SMC staff and contract crew members skilled in camera use, lighting, sound, set design, and all other required video production technology.

“Turn-key” productions are priced and managed contractually as individual projects, by arrangement with the SMC. Costs vary according to the scope of the program or series to be produced. Call the Siskiyou Media Council administrative office at (530) 918-8411 and let us know what kind of show you’re planning. We’ll help you determine the most effective way to utilize our “turn-key” production service.

Basic “Turn-key” Production Pricing Overview 

(Note: The fee schedule estimated below is based on a ½ hr studio production with basic lighting and minimal stage set requirements, with maximum 3 video inserts or photographs.)

Minimum Production Crew:

Camera operators

Floor Director

Set designer/switcher operator

Sound and lighting technician

Tricaster operator

Director/Production Coordinator


One DVD with show content

(additional DVDs not included, @ $20/ea)

Production time:

2.5 hours

Estimated minimum basic cost:


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