CLUB OWNERS & FIGHTERS-PUBLIC ACCESS TV AS A TOOL.
Public Access Cable TV is a great tool for the fight club owner or fighter who is seeking publicity to further his career.
Public Access Cable TV provides public space to discuss and provide programming of local concern, promote health, education,
economics, local initiatives and talent to the community. It is non-commercial and local media.
Use of public access cable TV is for individuals and nonprofit agencies. The public can use public access channels
without interference from station management, advertisers and government officials. Anyone 18 and older and a resident of
the community the cable station serves, can submit programming via DVD or videotape with no fees.
Remember the station still reserves the right to showing or refusing programming.
If you would like to produce your own production in the studio, there is no cost. There are fees for training the
public on how to use the equipment. The training can last from several weeks to a few months. Video classes are usually small
with no more than 15 people.
Remember, before you approach the station you have to be a member of the community that the station serves. You will have
to provide proof of residency such as a gas bill, rent receipts, tax information, etc.
The prospective user will have to provide programming that is not geared to making a profit. Your programming will
have to be educational, charitable and add something meaningful to the community. Some examples are an explanation of boxing
and its positive effects on the heart. In martial arts, you can inform the public of the medicinal effects of herbs and martial
arts forms on healing the body. Wrestlers could use cable access to explain how it is a great tool for sportsmanship, building
character and achieving higher education. You are allowed to show training techniques.
With all the emphasis on pay-per-view, we in the fight community have an under used FREE TOOL right at our fingertips,
Cable Access Television.
Good Luck and Keep Slugging!