To insure that programming (videotapes) submitted for cablecast meets reasonable standards of quality the following must be substantially complied with:
- Use CPC approved tape format for production and editing; and DVD-R for final air Master;
- In the case of a DVD, begin program within first two seconds of the DVD. – no slate and no color bars on DVDs.
- Be reasonably free of glitches (no more than three (3) video glitches or breakups due to poor editing will be accepted and any distorted audio that lasts for more than 30 seconds should be corrected);
- Have reasonable audio (peak audio level between 0db+2db for analog audio – below 0db for digital audio);
- Have only one program with a single play menu with one track on each DVD submitted for air;
- All videotapes must be completely erased before used for a program master and then copied to DVD for air;
- Have control track start within 30 seconds of the physical beginning of the tape, and be continuous throughout the program.
If programming contains restricted material, it must carry the following viewer warning on the DVD face and be cablecast for 15 seconds at the beginning and end of the program:
"The following program contains material which may be offensive to some viewers, or is inappropriate for viewing by children (under age 18). Viewer discretion is advised.”
"The content of this program is solely the responsibility of (insert producer’s name) and not the Community Program Center nor the Telecommunications Board of Northern Kentucky and does not necessarily reflect the views of the CPC nor the TBNK."
(A label containing this warning may be obtained from CPC.)
Contain as the last two (2) images, the following items, held for fifteen (15) seconds each:
1. The Producer’s name and organization, if there is one
2. If CPC equipment is used, the CPC Logo and the following text:
"This program was produced in whole or in part through the facilities of the Community Program Center, an agency of the Telecommunications Board of Northern Kentucky."
End with at least 30 seconds of black following the last image;
DVD’s must be labeled on the top of the disc with a title, length of the program, the date of the production and the name and telephone number of the producer. And no paper labels on DVD’s.
Programs with false starts and retakes will be returned to the producer;
Once a program has completed airing on CPC, the producer is encouraged to reclaim the DVD. The CPC will retain unclaimed DVD’s or videotapes for up to six months and may recycle or destroy them after such time, at the discretion of CPC.
In consideration of the use of the facilities of CPC the producer hereby agrees to hold CPC, the CPC Advisory Committee, its agents and employees, the Telecommunications Board of Northern Kentucky and its employees and agents harmless from any and all damages or claims which may result from erasure of videotapes or any loss of program material or any resulting claims which may be made as a result of playback or use of any CPC equipment.