Top Ten Frequently Asked Questions Regarding BATV
10) What does BATV stand for?
BATV is an acronym for Batavia Access Television. BATV is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the facilitation and support of public access television for the greater Batavia community. BATV broadcasts two separate channels on Comcast. Channel 10 is our Government meeting channel and Channel 17 is our Public Access channel.
9) How can I watch BATV at my house?
Turn your television on and tune it to Comcast Channel 10 or 17 through the use of a cable-ready TV or converter box. You can also view City Council meetings on-demand at www.batv.us.
8) Will BATV-17 come to videotape our event?
So many events…so little help. BATV currently organizes community volunteers for most productions. As BATV volunteerism increases, so do the events recorded. BATV offers a free, 90-minute certification course to anyone interested in video productions.
7) May I advertise on BATV-17?
Yes you may. Spots are similar in style to the grant/sponsorship acknowledgements on Channel 11, Chicago’s public broadcasting channel, WTTW. Grant and sponsorship information is available by calling Holly Deitchman at (630) 937-5413.
6) How much does the BATV-17 Video Bulletin Board (VBB) cost?
We believe the service is priceless, so we decided not to charge for it. Therefore, the VBB costs absolutely nothing, BUT you have to be a noncommercial civic group or not-for-profit organization. Send your VBB Announcement Template to any of the delivery methods listed under Contact.
5) Where is the BATV studio located?
BATV is located inside Batavia High School, 1201 Main Street. The BATV entrance is currently through the Main Street entrance of Batavia High School.
4) How can I have my own show?
Write an outline, cast for talent, staff production, record, edit, and then play. It’s that easy. If simplification is your primary objective, then just record and play. BATV staff will then review the program for content and value. All programs submitted to BATV for broadcast must follow the BATV Program Submission guidelins and accompany a Program Submission Form. Both of these documents can be found on this website.
3) Where can I find a schedule of shows that are playing on BATV-17?
Currently, there are several places you can find a schedule:
- This website has a program schedule.
- The BATV-17 Video Bulletin Board: look for the program guide. It cycles about every three minutes when video programming is not airing
2) Can I get a copy of a program I saw on BATV?
Copies of all programs are available upon request. Duplication rates start at $15 for programs that are less than one-hour in length, all others are $25. Some programs may not be able to be duplicated due to ownership rights. Please contact BATV at (630) 937-5413 to inquire about a specific program.
1) How can I get more information about BATV?
Please contact us via the most convenient method listed under contact. We offer free, hands-on training and simple instruction to use BATV equipment and facilities and become a certified producer. With insight and support for your community involvement, BATV offers everyone the opportunity to create great, community television.