FAQs - Ask Jack

Meet Jack, 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.
A Word from Jack:
Let’s be real here. Censorship is for Jackasses. Free speech is our fundamental right. No, it’s our constitutional right. I believe in our right to free speech. You could say I’m really hardcore about it. We may not see eye to eye on things. Hell, we may not even want to hear each other’s point of view. But no matter what, I will stand up for your right to free speech. That is what real freedom looks like. We don’t have to agree on our ideas or even what constitutes good taste. But I know we can agree that it’s a privilege to be able to openly disagree, even on TV, in a free society. Here at Napa Valley TV, most of our programming is about life 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!” And if you’ve ever watched our shows and said, “I could do that!” You’re right, you can. It’s easy to put together a show for Napa Valley TV. And if you’re here, you are one step closer to achieving television greatness!

Frequently Asked Questions

Need some help or have a question? Just click on one of the sections below to the find the answers to our most frequently asked questions. If you still can’t find your question, feel free to reach out to us by using our Contact Us form.

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.
“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.

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.

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)

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.
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.

Napa Valley TV is accepts all programming digitally through Dropbox.

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 Valley 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.

For more information and to check out equipment, see Studio & Equipment.

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 to reschedule.

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.