FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
How can I watch CableCom-17 at my house?
As a subscriber to the Comcast cable
system in West Chicago, tune your television to Cable
Channel 17. If this doesn't work, please let us know. Check
out the Program Schedule.
Will CableCom-17 come to videotape our event?
So many events . . . so little help. CableCom
currently organizes community volunteers for most productions. As
volunteerism increases, so do the events recorded. CableCom
offers a free, eight-hour Certified
Producer course and a 90-minute Contributing
Producer course to anyone interested in video production.
May I advertise on CableCom-17?
Not exactly. With grants or sponsorship, you will
receive spots that are similar in style to the grant/sponsorship
acknowledgements on WTTW Channel 11, Chicago's PBS station.
How much does the 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 a not-for-profit organization. Send your VBB
announcement to us by mail, e-mail or fax.
How can I get my own show?
Become a Certified Producer,
then write an outline, cast for talent, enlist production staff,
record, edit, and then submit for broadcast. If simplification is
your primary objective, register to become an Contributing
Producer, then just record using your own digital video camera.
CableCom can help you edit your program for broadcast.
Can I get a copy of a program I saw on CableCom-17?
Program copies are available upon request. Duplication
rates start at $15 for the first 60-minutes on VHS or DVD.
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