Springfield Area Public Access Television

303 South Street, Springfield , VT

Email: info@sapatv.org

Phone: 802-885-6248

Television Made By You

Local Production Highlight

SAPA TV STREAMING

SAPA TV PUBLIC CHANNEL

SAPA TV GOVERNMENT/EDUCATIONAL CHANNEL

SAPA TV Video on Demand

Watch SAPA TV programming anytime and on any device with SAPA TV video on demand. 

VOD/Streaming Underwriters

Become A SAPA TV Underwriter

Stop the FCC from Defunding PEG Channels​

The FCC is proposing to redefine what a franchise fee is – and it will radically reduce the level of monetary support available to run PEG access channels across the United States.

With the proposed rule change from the FCC looming (for more information, please visit: http://digital.vpr.net/post/fccs-proposed-rule-threatens-cable-access-television-funding-vermont#stream/0), public access stations in Vermont are worried about what that may mean for their futures.

SAPA TV has always been proud to be a part of the vibrant communities of Weathersfield, Springfield, and Chester.  If you, as a member of the community, feel strongly about community media and would like to support SAPA-TV, please consider taking one of these steps.

  1. Contact your lawmakers personally or through a petition at the following link https://www.petition2congress.com/ctas/stop-fcc-from-defunding-peg-channels Let them know your thoughts about the importance of public access television and why you oppose the FCC proposed rule change.

  2. Making a donation.  If you donate 30 dollars or more to SAPA-TV, we will send you your very own SAPA TV mug, while supplies last.  We truly appreciate our wonderful community members and everything they have offered SAPA-TV throughout the last 20 years. We appreciate your support.

Watch SAPA TV on your over the top system using Cablecast Screenweave. If you have Roku or Apple TV you can watch the SAPA TV Channels live. Just download the free cablecast screenweave app on your OTT device. Look for the SAPA TV logo and watch local meetings, events and more.

It is SAPA TV’s mission to provide locally produced shows to as many community member households as possible. Video on demand and streaming are one of the many tools SAPA TV uses to accomplish this mission. These services do cost SAPA TV money to provide and it is our hope to continue to provide these services well into the future. Community financial support can make this possible. If you utilize the SAPA TV video on demand or streaming we encourage you to make a small donation to help support this mission.

Watch SAPA TV Online

Watch SAPA TV channels live online via Streaming or watch local content via Video on Demand.
Watch sapa online

Stop the FCC From Defunding Peg Channels

The FCC is proposing to redefine what a franchise fee is – and it will radically reduce the level of monetary support available to run PEG access channels across the United States.
Stop the FCC

Watch SAPA TV on Roku and Apple TV

Don't have cable but want to watch SAPA TV or are you a cable subscriber who wants SAPA TV's HD signal? You can now watch SAPA TV with your Over the Top video devices.
Watch on Roku

Learn Video Production

Don't have cable but want to watch SAPA TV or are you a cable subscriber who wants SAPA TV's HD signal? You can now watch SAPA TV with your Over the Top video devices.
Make a video

Learn Video Production

Don't have cable but want to watch SAPA TV or are you a cable subscriber who wants SAPA TV's HD signal? You can now watch SAPA TV with your Over the Top video devices.
Make a video

Jared Gunnell

Executive Director

Jared joined SAPA as the Production Manager in July 2008. In January of 2014 he became the Executive Director. Jared holds an associates of science degree in the recording arts and a bachelors of science degree in graphic design. Jared enjoys all things that are creative. Video production, graphic design and music are just a few of the creative outlets Jared likes to dabble in.

Asah Cramer

Production Manager

Asah joined SAPA in 2016.  She graduated with a BFA from Rochester Institute Technology’s School of Film and Animation.  Previous to working at SAPA TV she has worked with several local filmmakers.  When not at SAPA, she is probably baking, hiking or teaching yoga.

Kevin Paquet

Programming Manager

Kevin joined SAPA in May of 2015, after previously working at NEK-TV, the public access station in Newport, Vermont. Kevin schedules SAPA’s two channels and its bulletin board system.

 

SAPA TV Local Producers

SAPA TV is the community media center and training facility for the towns of Springfield, Weathersfield and Chester Vermont.

Since being formed in 1998 by outgoing community members, SAPA TV has been providing the communities of Springfield, Weathersfield and Chester access to video equipment, facilities and training. SAPA TV also covers the areas local school and town government meetings in an effort to keep the community informed.

SAPA TV is truly “Television Made by You!” Local volunteers are the heartbeat of SAPA TV. Local producers create hundreds of hours of content for SAPA TV each year. We are thankful that they share their time and talents with the community.

If you would like to learn more about SAPA TV please feel free to contact us.

Submit PSA

Submit information for local non-profit events. Feel free to attach a PDF of event posters. (Landscape preffered)

Order DVD

Most locally produced SAPA shows are available for purchase on DVD. DVD's are $15.00. There is an additional $2.00 fee for shipping. Make checks payable to SAPA TV. If paying by credit card you do not have to fill out the form below.

Pay with Credit Card

Video Options
SAPA Program Name

Contact Us

SAPA TV UNDERWRITING


 

The SAPA TV Grand Option

 

Underwrites  SAPA TV programming for 1 year. $1500

(4 Underwriting Slots Available)

  • Logo and Company info will appear as a SAPA TV Underwriter at least 6 times between the hours of 7:00 AM and 11:00 PM on each individual channel.

  • Underwriters Logo/Link will appear on SAPA TV website homepage.

  • Underwriters Logo will appear on SAPA TV App on Roku and Apple TV

  • Company Name will appear on SAPA Underwriters Page on community bulletin board

 

Monthly Options

6 Month – $750

3 Month – $400

1 Month – $200

 

SAPA TV Meeting Underwriting

 

Underwrites All Local school and selectboard Government Meetings for 1 year – $800

(3 Underwriting Slots Available)

  • Logo and Company info will appear as underwriter at front and end of each meeting town school and selectboard meeting

  • Company Name will appear on SAPA Underwriters Page on community bulletin board

 

Monthly Options

6 Month – $500

3 Month – $300

1 Month – $150


Streaming/VOD Option

 

Underwrites  SAPA TV Streaming and VOD for 1 year. $500

(4 Slots Available)

  • Logo and link will appear on the SAPA TV website streaming and VOD pages

  • Logo will appear on the SAPA TV App on Roku and Apple TV

 

Monthly Options

6 Month – $350

3 Month – $250

1 Month – $100


Individual Donations.

 

Individual donations will help make it possible for SAPA TV to provide Video on Demand and streaming of all SAPA TV produced shows as well as help fund the coverage of other local events. Any amount will help SAPA TV to be able to provide more services to the community.


(All packages and rates subject to change)

VOLUNTEER AT SAPA!

Volunteers are the essence of SAPA-TV. We can provide the equipment, but without community members and their ideas, SAPA cannot function.

Do you have a hobby? What’s your passion? Creating a television programs and film is not only fun, it’s a great way to share your interests with others. SAPA’s programming is limited only by our number of volunteer producers and videographers.

WHAT WE OFFER

Training

SAPA TV offers introductory training to community members in the field of video production.

  • Camera Techniques
  • Camera Etiquette
  • Video Editing
  • Production Planning
  • Lighting Techniques

Equipment

SAPA TV provides video equipment and software that makes it possible for community members to create their very own television shows, music videos, documentaries and more.

  • High Definition Video Cameras
  • Microphones and other audio peripherals
  • Portable lights
  • Computers/Video Editing Software

THINGS YOU CAN DO

  • Make a film or documentary
    • Do you have an idea for a movie? SAPA TV can provide you the equipment to help you create it.
  • Create a TV show
    • Do you have a show idea? SAPA TV provides studio space and more to help you produce your own show.
      • Types of Shows
        • Interview
        • Local News
        • Outdoor Show
        • Variety Show
        • Cooking Show
  • Cover Local Events
    • Do you have a interest in local events? SAPA TV can train you and provide the equipment to cover local events that you can share with the rest of the community
      • High School Sports
      • Concerts
      • Historical Presentations

Stop the FCC

save sapa tv

With the proposed rule change from the FCC looming (for more information, please visit: http://digital.vpr.net/post/fccs-proposed-rule-threatens-cable-access-television-funding-vermont#stream/0), public access stations in Vermont are worried about what that may mean for their futures.

SAPA TV has always been proud to be a part of the vibrant communities of Weathersfield, Springfield, and Chester.  If you, as a member of the community, feel strongly about community media and would like to support SAPA-TV, please consider taking one of these steps.

  1. Contact your lawmakers personally or through a petition at the following link https://www.petition2congress.com/ctas/stop-fcc-from-defunding-peg-channels Let them know your thoughts about the importance of public access television and why you oppose the FCC proposed rule change.

  2. Making a donation.  If you donate 30 dollars or more to SAPA-TV, we will send you your very own SAPA TV mug, while supplies last.  We truly appreciate our wonderful community members and everything they have offered SAPA-TV throughout the last 20 years. We appreciate your support.

sapa-mug

SAPA TV Board of Directors

Springfield Area Public Access Television is a non profit corporation managed by a Board of Directors consisting of members of the communities served by SAPA TV. The Board meets monthly on the second Thursday at 4:30pm in the HDEC conference room at the River Valley Technical Center. These meetings are open to the public.

Current SAPA TV Board Members

  • Marita Johnson- President

  • John Arrison – Vice President

  • Mark Blanchard – Treasurer

  • Becky Tucker – Secretary 

  • Steve Sysko

  • Bryce Honeywell

  • Mark P. Richardson

  • Bob Topolski