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Jack is our playful mascot at Napa Valley TV who watches over free speech. He has a point of view on everything and he thinks that’s the way it should be.

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Jack says: “Censorship Is For… Jackasses”
It’s true, I’m hardcore about free speech. Even as I might not feel like hearing what you have to say all the time and you may not feel like hearing what I have to say all the time, I will stand up for your right to free speech. That’s part what real freedom looks like. We don’t have to agree on ideas (or even on what constitutes good taste) but perhaps we can agree that it’s a privilege to be able to disagree, out in the open (even on TV) in a free society. Most of our programs are about life here in the Napa Valley. They are the kind of shows you can watch with your kids or your grandparents (as in “look grandma, I’m on TV!”) If our shows look like something you could put together yourself, then you’re right! It’s not hard to learn to put a show on TV, so give it a try!





What are the hours of operation at Napa Valley TV?
What is "P.E.G." Television?
Can I become a volunteer at Napa Valley TV?
How can I become a member of Napa Valley TV?
How do I submit a program?
I have a program I would like to produce, how can I do so?
What formats do you accept when submitting a program?
What is the equipment checkout procedure?
Who do I contact if I cannot make a scheduled appointment?
When and where are the classes offered?

What are the hours of operation at Napa Valley TV?
We are open Monday through Friday from 10am to 6:00pm and closed on weekends & holidays. We have designated Monday and Wednesday nights as our after-hours Live Show productions. If you are inquiring about a production during off-hours or for these designated live programming nights, our staff will do its best to assist in scheduling a time for you during your requested hours. All off-hour productions must be authorized by the Executive Director.

What is "P.E.G." Television?
"P.E.G." stands for "Public" "Education" and "Government" Television. Public Access Television, as it is more commonly known, refers to the Public, who has an idea for a Television Program and would like to get their voice heard in the Community. "Education" Access refers to school-based programming and "Government" Access refers to all of the local City/County Government Meetings such as City Council, Board of Supervisors, Parks & Rec Commission, Planning Commission, LAFCO, NCTPA, and others.

Can I become a volunteer at Napa Valley TV?
Absolutely! We always try to encourage members of the community to volunteer and assist us with studio-produced programming. Contact Us to find out more.

How can I become a member of Napa Valley TV?
Membership is open to all Napa County residents for an annual fee of $20 for individuals, $30 for family memberships, and $70 for non-profit organizations. Being a member provides access to use our facilities* and the capability to submit programs for air on our station. Please see our Membership Page for more information!
*(Appropriate training or sufficient knowledge is required to use our equipment)

How do I submit a program?
If you are a Napa Resident, simply become a Member and attend our required Producer's Orientation Class Once you have completed the required class, which covers the Policies & Procedures of the Napa Valley TV station, you simply submit your program. Our Production Manager, Justin Bernard will be able to assist you in finding an appropriate time slot for your program.

I have a program I would like to produce, how can I do so?
Community access producers shall complete and submit a Channel Use Agreement and coordinate with Napa Valley TV staff to review the proposed program and anticipated utilization of Napa Valley TV equipment and facilities. Napa Valley TV staff will provide guidance and assistance, upon request, in planning a production.

What formats do you accept when submitting a program?
Napa Valley TV is able to air programming in the following formats: DVD, MiniDV, and DVCAM.

What is the equipment checkout procedure?
Our equipment may be checked out by any member in good standing who is certified as proficient with the specific equipment. All video shot on our equipment must be intended for playback on one of Napa Vally TV's cable channels. All checkout equipment is available for maximum of three days (72 hours). Members are allowed up to three check outs before a show submission is required. Members will complete and sign the Equipment Checkout Procedures Agreement. Understand that you are responsible and liable for all equipment you check-out. To check out equipment and for more information Click Here

Who do I contact if I cannot make a scheduled appointment?
Cancellations need to be made 24 hours in advance. Any member of our staff will be able to cancel and reschedule you an appointment for another day. Contact Us Here

When and where are the classes offered?
All classes are held at the Napa Valley TV studios and require that you sign up prior to the class date/time. Our class schedules are posted online and can be found on our Classes Page If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to Contact Us