Guidelines for Submitting Local Programs For Broadcast
Rocky Mountain PBS welcomes submissions of complete content from local producers. For your production to be considered on Rocky Mountain PBS, send a letter of request to:
Donna Sanford, Chief Content Officer
Rocky Mountain PBS
1089 Bannock St.
Denver, CO 80204
Programs must be submitted on VHS or DVD for preview purposes.
- The preview process may take as long as two months.
- Producers of local programs must be prepared to have the completed program closed-captioned for air use.
- Our on-air format is digi-beta.
- Length of program should be 26:40, 56:40, or 86:40.
- You may include a video offer at the end of the program. The offer should not exceed 30 seconds. It may contain a website, address or phone number, and the verbiage must follow PBS guidelines. For example, the producer may say, "to purchase a copy of this program, please call (or visit)..."
- Rocky Mountain PBS follows the principles of PBS national underwriting. For example, underwriting spots may not include calls to action or qualitative comparisons. Underwriters may not control content.
- To view guidelines for productions, visit pbs.org/producers.
If your production is accepted by Rocky Mountain PBS for local broadcast, you must provide:
- A technically acceptable, closed-captioned, digi-beta copy of the program master tape.
- Proof of music and visual cue sheets and on-air personnel program releases.
- A program description and appropriate promotion materials, including material appropriate for web use.
- Appropriate footage for on-air promotion to be used two months before airdate.
- A signed agreement for a one-year release of the program with first right of refusal for Rocky Mountain PBS after that time period. (A release is defined as unlimited broadcast within a 7-day time period.)