Reinvent Your Community:
Discover the Rewards of Being a Community Television Producer
Experience the Power of Free Speech
Self expression is a constitutional right. At PCTV you are encouraged to express your political and community views. PCTV serves free speech without bias and works to get your voice out to the largest audience possible.
Pittsburgh's North Shore is the Next Up and Coming Neighborhood
PCTV is located just off the West End Bridge. You can have easy access to our facility through public tranportation using the North Shore connector which brings you to our door. We also have plenty of free parking.
World Class Staff at the Finest Facilities
PCTV now has some of the most modern broadcast equipment available to our producers. Our professional staff is profoundly experienced in broadcast television. They work to make you look good so we look good.
Web Presence and Social Media
PCTV has online on-demand program capacity and our broadcast channel streams live 24 hours a day on the web. PCTV invites you to take advantage of this technology.
Earn Your Chops
Many people in the entertainment and television industry have got their start at public access centers. Whether in front of the camera or behind it PCTV can provide you with the experience needed to develop a marketable skill.
PCTV's fees are affordable. With access rates starting as low as $75 dollars for 6 months.
Let's Get Started
Are you an Allegheny County Resident?
Do you work with or for a non-profit in Allegheny?
If yes to the above, you're eligible to become a PCTV Community Producer!
As Easy as 1-2-Done
After completing these steps, you'll officially be a PCTV Producer! Or use our always open online tools here
Once you are enrolled as a Community Producer...
You’re entitled to begin reserving studio time for a production. You can also submit programming for air on PCTV. Check out the relevant forms below and submit them as needed before you begin producing.
To utilize equipment and facilities other than our studio, you need to take our optional classes and be certified. These classes including Intro to Adobe Premiere (editing), Intro to Final Cut Pro X (editing) and Electronic Field Production (portable cameras).
If you’re just producing in the studio, you can take our studio production class to get a better understanding of how producing in the studio works.
Do you have to be a Community Producer to take a class or workshop?
No! Intro to Adobe Premiere, Intro to Final Cut Pro X, Electronic Field Production, and Studio Production are available to any member of the general public for a higher fee.
Have more questions? Call us at 412-322-7570 or sign up for an orientation
Here are all the forms you need to produce and submit your shows at Pittsburgh Community Television.
If you need assistance with any of the following forms, call the station during normal business hours at (412) 322-7570.
You will need an Adobe Acrobat Reader to open the following forms.
These forms are for PRINT ONLY.
Please download the relevant form(s) for your needs, complete it, and submit via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ALL studio productions require the completion of a PRE-PRODUCTION FORM at least 48 hrs prior to your reserved time. If you have not completed the Pre-Production Form, PCTV reserves the right to LIMIT your production needs or CANCEL your reservation. There are no exceptions.
Tape Roll Form
All producers planning to run video clips/files should complete this form. It should be turned in with your Pre-Production form, or enough time prior to your production to allow staff to review and time your clips.
Program Participant Release Form
It is advised that you get permission from all persons participating in you production. This form is a standard Release Form. Any specifics such as Program Title or Producer name will need to be added to personalize this form. This form is only to be used for programming made for cablecast on PCTV21.
Parental Consent Form
Any person using the PCTV channel, equipment, or facilities must be at least 18 years of age and reside in the city of Pittsburgh. If you are under the age of 18 you will need parental consent to become a producer or volunteer. This form can also be used along with the Program Participant Release Form for minors who participate in any productions taped for PCTV cablecast purposes.
Non Profit Organization Form
If you are not a city resident, and/or you represent a Non-Profit Organization based in the city, this form must be completed and permission must be given by the non-profit agency to produce programming for said organization. program title and topic, and specific information pertaining to program content.