What are interstitial programs?
Interstitial programs are "short form" editorials that are three to five minutes in length and are used to bridge the gap between longer Public Television programs. They air independently as stand-alone segments, and at the discretion of each individual Public TV station.
Are these interstitial programs created by our studio affiliated with any network?
No. Our production studio and programs are independently created and not affiliated with any particular network.
Does our programming or production studio have any affiliation with PBS, or any other independent program provider?
No. There is a typical misunderstanding that PBS and Public Television are one and the same. Many people assume this because they view PBS programs on Public Television stations. There are several major program providers that distribute content to Public Television. The major distributors are APT (American Public Television), NETA (National Education Telecommunications Association) and PBS (Public Broadcasting System). In addition to these major program providers, there are several independent production studios, such as ours, that provide programming to the local and regional individual Public Television station affiliates.
Will the segments air on Public TV?
Yes. Our distributor, Public Television Distributors, Inc., deals directly with the individual Public TV stations requesting the series, and has been a distributor of educational programs for Public Television for over 56 years (distributing programs like National Geographic, The Grand Ol' Opry, etc.). Our studio provides programs as a pre-approved content provider through them.
Where else do our programs and segments air?
The segments air primetime on major news networks (CNBC, FOX, CNN, MSNBC) and also air on demographically specific networks based on their storyline (such as the Outdoor Network, Fox Sports, Discovery Channel, TLC and others chosen by participating organizations).
Do individual organizations gain the licensing rights to the work once it is completed?
Each individual organization owns the segments at the end of the project and can use them on their website, distribute them, etc. See host restrictions in the contract.
What is the production cycle for completing the project?
The entire project and process is normally set at 60-90 days, though special circumstances that an organization may face (such as a specific harvest time, a special convention or cornerstone event) may speed up the process. They may also set a specific shoot date for that special time. That is at the discretion of each company and organization.