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Independent Producers

Do you have a completed program you’d like considered for broadcast?

To have your locally completed program considered for inclusion in the PBS Utah broadcast schedule, please review the information below.


Programs requirements:

  1. Original video format should be broadcast level quality
  2. Content must be free of any defamatory, indecent or obscene material.
  3. Content must be free from any copyright claim. The producer must warrant to PBS Utah that they have obtained clear and demonstrable broadcast and streaming clearances for talent, music, visual works, and any other copyrighted content.
  4. Content must be closed captioned. Please provide certification that the program satisfies the FCC's caption quality standards and Best Practices. (More information on the FCC's rules and standards may be found at the FCC website).
  5. Should the program be selected for broadcast, producer must provide evidence of an active Media Liability (Errors and Omissions) insurance policy of at least $1,000,000 that coincides with the proposed PBS Utah license term.


Please submit the following:

  1. Preview link
  2. Cover letter outlining the nature of the program
  3. Paragraph explaining how the program supports PBS Utah's mission, vision, and values
  4. A fully-completed PBS Utah Broadcast Submission Information Form.
  5. A fully-completed PBS Utah Blanket Submission Release.
  6. A technical evaluation of the digital file by the PBS Utah Technical Services Department.
  7. A production credit list for all primary participants involved with producing the program.
  8. A funding disclosure listing all individuals and organizations that have donated cash or in-kind contributions for the production and the amounts of those contributions.
     

*Please note that programs submitted without the above documents will NOT be considered by PBS Utah.
 

Programs will be evaluated on the following criteria:

Other considerations:

  • Availability for streaming (live & on-demand) and other rights
  • Exclusivity and cost to PBS Utah.
  • Educational and Engagement opportunities 
     

NOTE: Program evaluations are at the sole discretion of PBS Utah Programming Staff and Management. Other criteria may apply.

 

Please send submissions to:

Laura Durham
Director of Programming & Community Engagement
PBS Utah
101 Wasatch Drive #215
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112
ldurham@pbsutah.org
 

NOTE: The submission of any preview or materials does not guarantee acceptance by PBS Utah. Accepted programs are subject to the PBS Utah Broadcast License Agreement. The scheduling, promotion and outreach of any program accepted for broadcast is at PBS Utah's sole discretion. Producers may expect a response four to six weeks after the receipt of materials at PBS Utah. (The PBS Utah Broadcast License Agreement linked to on this page is provided as a sample only.)

Do you have a program proposal you’d like considered?

PBS Utah will consider program proposals in any phase of production except completed programs.

 

Please submit the following:

  1. Nature of Your Request
  2. Treatment or Detailed Synopsis
  3. Budget
  4. Funders
  5. Primary Crew Bios
  6. Completed PBS Utah Blanket Submission Release

 

Programs will be evaluated on the following criteria:

 

Please send your proposal to:

Lisa D. Olken
Director of Content
PBS Utah
101 Wasatch Drive
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112

lolken@pbsutah.org
801-213-2077

NOTE: Evaluations of program proposals are at the sole discretion of PBS Utah. Other criteria may apply.