Shaw TV is a locally-based community channel service operated by cable TV company Shaw Communications, and is available to Shaw Cable subscribers in most major communities throughout western Canada. Each station runs programming produced by staff and/or volunteers. Most stations broadcast a variety of programming, including news, live studio shows, city council meetings, high school/college sports, and community bulletin board/telefied advertisements. Some programs are aired only locally, while others are aired throughout a province or region, such as WHL hockey coverage. ShawTV Calgary is especially welcoming to story ideas suggested by community organizations in Calgary and area.
ShawTV also accepts completed shows and new show ideas. Review their information guide which will assist you in submitting your program proposal. Shaw is available to assist with the production if required. The community channel is a free service provided by Shaw. They do not purchase television programming. There is no charge to you to produce any local television or televise your event. Sponsorship revenues may be used to offset the cost of producing or televising your proposal or event. The community channel is focused on Calgary’s people, issues, arts and entertainment. Programming should reflect local viewpoints, activities and diverse voices that are not being heard.
Submitting A Show Idea Or Program Proposal To ShawTV Calgary
The community channel is focused on the (city / area) and its people, issues, arts and entertainment. Programming should reflect local viewpoints, activities and diverse voices that are not being heard.
The Application Process:
All proposals are reviewed as quickly as possible. The evaluation process is based on a combination of factors including their current schedule of commitments to other access producers, compliance with CRTC regulations and policies, agreement between the producer and Shaw Cablesystems on the perceived value of the project to community channel viewers and the resources available to fulfill your request.
All program managers will consider the following questions while working with you on your program proposal:
- Is the programming “community programming” as defined by the regulations?
- Is the programming a true reflection of the people, places and issues that matter most to the community?
- Are local community members involved and showcased in the programming?
- Are the issues discussed in the programming relevant to the community?
ShawTV Volunteer Opportunities
Shaw also offers many volunteer opportunities in studio, mobile and on location (EFP) productions. Our volunteer program is designed to provide each participant with a progressive range of current production experiences. There are a variety of positions available including producing, directing, camera, floor-director, teleprompter operator, production assistant, video tape operator or graphics operator. Whether you are pursuing a career in television or looking for a challenging extracurricular activity or hobby, community television volunteering has something for everyone.