Broadcast your content on Public Media Network
Do you have a completed short film, documentary, news package, animation, feature film, web series, public service announcement, talk show, or recording of a local event that you would like to share with a broader audience? Anyone living in the Greater Kalamazoo area can submit non-commercial content to Public Media Network for distribution.
Public Media Network provides free airtime on five local cable channels broadcasting in the City of Kalamazoo, City of Parchment, Comstock Township, Kalamazoo Township, Oshtemo Township, City of Portage, and on Western Michigan University's campus. Programming is also streamed on our website, and through our apps on Roku FireTV, and Apple TV.
We encourage people who live in our area to share their content. The only catch is that is has to be non-commercial and not obscene.
How do I get started?
All you have to do is register as a Volunteer and attend a Volunteer Orientation with Public Media Network. Following Orientation, our team will meet with you to set-up access through our Producer Portal to submit your content. If you have any questions, please call (269) 343-2211 or email Distribution@publicmedianet.org.
Frequently Asked Questions
|Q:||What about copyright?|
|A:||You own your content. If you use any copyright protected materials, you need to obtain permission from the owner prior to submitting the content for distribution. We encourage you to share your content through a Creative Commons License. Learn more about Creative Commons here. If you use Public Media Network's production resources to create your content, then it must air on Public Media Network. You also have to provide a production credit in your program.|
|Q:||Do you have any restrictions or rules on what can be broadcast?|
|A:||Yes, there a some basic Programming Standards which must be followed.|
|Q:||Can I have a TV Series?|
|A:||Yes! You can also find out more in our Guide for New Producers.|
|Q:||Can I have sponsors on my show? Will you air commercials?|
|A:||You can learn more in our Sponsorship and Commercial Content Guide.|
|Q:||How can I submit my content?|
|A:||There are a couple options. You can bring your media into Public Media Network to submit at the computer station, or you can submit your file remotely through the producer portal.|
You will need to have a producer profile and access set-up in our Producer Portal starting May 16, 2022. Contact us to get set-up and trained.