Series Program Agreement

Series Program Agreement

Independent Producers with a series programming contract on file with TV Santa Barbara may submit programming information in advance for upcoming episodes of their series. This information will help with promotional and marketing materials for the programming on TVSB Voice.

Individual episodes of programs must be received at least seven business days in advance of the first playback time for that specific episode in the series. Scheduled playback is dependent on on-time submissions of programs. If the next program in a series is not received on time, the program currently playing will be repeated. If a new program has not been received within two initial air times for the series, the series may be cancelled. Program Episode information may not be included in all promotional materials or program listings if not provided at least 4 weeks in advance of the air date.

    This form is to request regular playback timeslots for a series of programs. All programming providers requesting time on TVSB must provide complete and accurate information requested in this form. TVSB reserves the right to remove any programming from our schedule should it be found that this Programming Form has been falsified in any manner. Persons requesting time on TVSB must agree to abide by all TVSB Operating Policies and Procedures. Violation of TVSB Policies may lead to suspension of privileges.


    Name*
    Email*
    Phone*
    Address*Street, City, State, Zip
    Program Series Title*
    Program Description*
    Please write a 1 sentence description of your program for use in marketing materials
    Programming Objective*
    What is your goal or what are you trying to achieve with this programming?
    Frequency of new episodes*
    For a weekly series timeslot, the producer is committing to provide 12-15 episodes of original content within each season selected. For a bi-weekly series timeslot, the producer is committing to provide 6-8 episodes of original content within each season selected. For a monthly series, the producer is committing to provide 3-4 episodes of original content within each season selected.
    Program Length*What is the requested timeslot length for the program series?

    Production Type*

    Schedule Request
    Indicate up to three preferred timeslots. TVSB does not guarantee that these times will be available, but will do our best to accommodate your request. (Day & Time)

    Content Guidelines

    Obscene Programming*Obscene programming is not allowed on TVSB channel(s). Does the program you are submitting contain any obscene material per the following definition: The United States Supreme Court in 1974 under Miller vs. California, 413 US 15, 24 defines obscenity as: A work, which taken as a whole (1) appeals to the prurient interest, (2) depicts or describes sexual conduct in a patently offensive way and (3) lacks serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value. To be considered obscene all three criteria must be met. Prurient is defined as: Marked by, arousing, or appealing to unusual sexual desire. Patently is described as: Readily visible or intelligible: obvious
    Indecent Programming*Programming that is indecent, as defined by the Federal Communications Commission will be scheduled between 10:00 pm and 5:00 am. Does the program you are submitting contain any indecent material per the following definition: Indecency is described as: Descriptions or depiction of sexual or excretory functions that are patently offensive under contemporary standards applicable to the broadcast medium. Specified profane words.
    Adult Content*Adult Content - Some material, such as adult situations, profane language, nudity, excessive violence, sexually explicit content or graphic depictions of surgical procedures may be unsuitable for viewing by children. Programming containing adult content will be scheduled between 10:00 pm and 5:00 am. Does the program you are submitting contain any material not suitable for children?
    Underwriting/Sponsorship Acknowledgements*Underwriting/Sponsorships – Does this program contain any underwriting or sponsorship credits?
    Sponsorship ComplianceIf yes, do all underwriting/sponsorship mentions in the program comply with TVSB policies?
    Media Access Center UseDo you plan to use production resources available through the TVSB's Media Access Center to produce the program?

    Programming Agreement

    Media Makers in good standing of TVSB may submit programs to be cablecast by TVSB. Before submitting this agreement you should read the TVSB Rules & Procedures. TVSB reserves the right to reschedule or remove any programming which it determines is in violation of TVSB policies or the provisions of this agreement.

    Have you obtained all necessary copyright clearances?*
    Submitted via*
    File name*
    This will help us identify the correct file for playback
    Program meets TVSB Programming Policies Statement*By submitting this form, I represent to TV Santa Barbara, that the program presented by me for scheduling as described on this Programming Contract does not contain (1) any advertising or material that promotes any product, service, or lottery; or (2) material which violates any law including but not limited to obscene material, libel, invasion of privacy, violation of trademark, or copyright infringement. By signing this contract, I am assuming full responsibility and will be held legally accountable for the content of this programming and as such may be subject to prosecution for program content that violates any local, state, or federal law. I have read and agree to abide by all TVSB policies regarding use of TVSB channels and facilities. I agree to indemnify and hold harmless TV Santa Barbara, COX Cable, and all governments having service agreements with the foregoing, and all their respective staffs and governing boards, from any liability, loss or damage, including reasonable attorney’s fees and court costs, caused by any claim of legal action arising out of the cablecast of the programming submitted by me. I have received appropriate releases for any copyrighted material used in the program. I have the authority to submit this programming as the producer or as the authorized agent of the sponsoring organization. TVSB has the non-exclusive right to air cablecast the program, stream the program on the internet, or host on any on-demand platform. TVSB has the authority to make copies of submitted programs in response to public requests or for promotional or other purposes.
    Terms*
    I represent to TV Santa Barbara, that the program presented by me for scheduling as described on this Programming Contract does not contain (1) any advertising or material that promotes any product, service, or lottery; or (2) material which violates any law including but not limited to obscene material, libel, invasion of privacy, violation of trademark, or copyright infringement. By signing this contract, I am assuming full responsibility and will be held legally accountable for the content of this programming and as such may be subject to prosecution for program content that violates any local, state, or federal law. I have read and agree to abide by all TVSB policies regarding use of TVSB channels and facilities. I agree to indemnify and hold harmless TV Santa Barbara, COX Cable, and all governments having service agreements with the foregoing, and all their respective staffs and governing boards, from any liability, loss or damage, including reasonable attorney’s fees and court costs, caused by any claim of legal action arising out of the cablecast of the programming submitted by me. I have received appropriate releases for any copyrighted material used in the program. I have the authority to submit this programming as the producer or as the authorized agent of the sponsoring organization. By submitting this program, TVSB has the non-exclusive right to air/cablecast the program, stream the program on the internet, or host on any on-demand platform. TVSB has the authority to make copies of submitted programs in response to public requests or for promotional or other purposes.
    I Agree

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