Springfield Area Public Access Television

303 South Street, Springfield , VT

Email: info@sapatv.org

Phone: 802-885-6248

VOLUNTEER AT SAPA!

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

Membership Eligibility

  • Membership is open to all year-round residents of Springfield, Chester and Weathersfield, Vermont. This area will be considered the SAPA TV corporate boundaries. Residents of these three communities will be offered membership at no cost.
  • Membership is open to any non-profit organization located within the SAPA TV corporate boundaries. Membership is also open to any employees of the non-profit organization operating within these boundaries.
  • Membership is open to residents of certain communities outside of SAPA TV corporate boundaries, not served by another PEG Access station, under special circumstances. Due to the fact that SAPA TV receives no funding from these communities, users will be required to pay a twenty-five dollar yearly membership fee or maintain a monthly average of two hours of volunteer time. There is no fee required to place public service announcements on the community bulletin board.

SUBMIT A PROGRAM

Do you have a show or video you have created? Would you  like to share it with the community? SAPA TV is a great place for independent producers and video makers to share their content. If you would like to share a video, please fill out the form. Once the form is submitted you can email info@sapatv.org with a video or link for SAPA TV to download the video. You may also send a DVD to 303 South Street, Springfield, Vermont 05156.  SAPA TV will broadcast your video on their cablecast channel and if requested we can make the video available via Video On Demand.

By clicking submit applicants agree that shared content meets the following terms and conditions:
1. Applicant is aware of and recognizes the restrictions imposed on such use by federal and state regulations and SAPA TV’s policies and procedures and agrees to abide by them. In particular.
a) Applicant will not cablecast any advertising material designed to promote the sale of commercial products or services, including advertising by and on behalf of candidates for public office.
b) Applicant will not cablecast material to solicit funds of any nature
c) Applicant will not cablecast a lottery or any advertisement of or for any information concerning a lottery
d) Applicant will not cablecast any obscene or indecent material
2. Applicant agrees to make all appropriate arrangements with, and to obtain all clearances from broadcast stations, networks, sponsors, music licensing organizations, performers’ representatives, and, without limitation to the foregoing, any and all other persons (natural and otherwise) as may be necessary to transmit its program material over SAPA-TV Channel 8 /10 cable access channels.
3. In recognition of the fact that SAPA-TV Channel 8/10 has no control over the content of Applicant’s public access cablecast, Applicant agrees to indemnify and hold SAPA-TV Channel 8/10 harmless from any and all liability or other injury (including reasonable cost of defending claims or litigation) arising from or in connection with claims for failure to comply with any applicable laws, rules, regulations or other requirements of local, state or federal authorities; for claims, libel, slander, invasion of privacy, or the infringement of common law or statutory copyright; for unauthorized use of any trademark, trade name of the service mark; breach of contractual or other obligations owing to third parties by SAPA-TV Channel 8/10; and for other injury or damage in law or equity which claims result from the Applicant’s use of the access channel.
4. Applicant recognizes that SAPA-TV Channel 8/10 will maintain and make available for public inspection a record of all persons applying for use of access channel and agrees that this Application may be used for such a record.

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.

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