Special services for member non-profit organizations and City agencies
SCATV recognizes that non-profit organizations provide essential services to the residents of Somerville. As a community service, SCATV helps them further their missions with outreach to the community, clients, and funders. These services are either free or very low cost. SCATV reaches thousands of Somerville residents (20,000 households) with information that is totally controlled by the non-profit organization.
Talking About Somerville
SCATV helps Somerville social service organizations and agencies create half-hour talk shows about issues of concern or services that they offer. Each program is cablecast several times each week for one month, which provides substantial exposure. The shows are also posted on the Web at talkingaboutsomerville.blogspot.com for on-demand viewing. Somerville organizations that have participated in “Talking About Somerville” have been very pleased with the response they have gotten from their shows. They are free to use the shows for other purposes as well, such as distributing the studio show as a DVD to clients and potential funders.
Public Service Announcements
SCATV helps member organizations produce professional one-minute public service announcements (PSAs) at a very low cost, $100. These PSA’s run on Channel 3 between programs for one year. The PSA’s may also be repurposed for distribution on the Web or on public access channels in other towns.
Community Bulletin Board
SCATV provides access to its Community Bulletin Board at no charge for local non-commercial event listings. This is great way to advertise charity events, school open-houses, health-related information sessions, and community workshops. Posting messages is easy. Send an email with the event information (what, where, when, contact information, and a jpg image if desired) to studio(at)scatvsomerville.org.
SCATV will schedule special training sessions for organizations that want to learn to produce their own programs, either in the field or in the SCATV studio. If your non-profit could benefit from any of these services, contact SCATV at 617-628-8826.
When possible and with adequate notice, SCATV can send out a crew of staff, member producers, and/or interns to videotape community events and meetings for cablecast on the Channel.