In order to ensure adequate quality of content delivered to viewers, we recommend using Adobe Premiere or Final Cut Pro to edit and encode your episodes. The following standards are minimum specs required to ensure there is enough quality in the source.
Video Format: NTSC
Video Dimensions: 1920×1080 – 16:9 Aspect Ratio
Video Encoding Format: MPEG 4 AVC/H.264, 10 Mbps, MP4 wrapper
Audio Encoding Format: AAC, 48 Khz, Stereo, 192 Kbps
Episodes must be delivered no later than 7 days prior to the day it airs. Your first episode is due TWO WEEKS in advance! This will ensure your episode is checked for quality, and prepared for broadcast in a timely manner. Upload your content to your choice of file sharing services such as Dropbox, Google Drive or WeTransfer and follow the steps below for content submission.
Files should not contain slates or bars and tones or countdowns. The entire show, including all three commercial breaks (2 minutes of ONLY BLACK should be included as a place holder for the 3rd network owned commercial break) should be exported as one complete file, and should be a total run time of 28:30.
Be sure to give each episode its own unique Title. Each video file should be named with the Show Title, Episode # and Episode Title.
Prior to submitting your first episode, you’re encouraged to send a short 10 second clip to allow us to quickly review your format and technical specs and approve or recommend changes. Short clips of 10 seconds or less will be small enough to email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org