How NETA connects your program to public TV stations
     - We send your complete program information ("the program offer") to
     every station in the system -- all 350+ -- via,
     the proprietary PTV intranet, as well as to an email list of
     nearly 200 public TV programming and traffic people.
   - We make your program information available through the NETA online
     program catalog, for programmer reference throughout the rights
   - We include your program in the satellite feed schedules used at every
     public television station.
   - We promote your program in a timely manner on
     on a space-available basis.
- We work with Ted Hammerman at Intermediary Copyright Royalty
     Services to help you claim the monies due when your program is
     broadcast and carried on cable. (Find out more about this.)


   Here are some ideas for promoting your program
   directly to the program managers:

    NETA Guidelines
   NETA Media Producers
   Technical Evaluation Guide

   NETA File Submissions
Requirements  (PDF)
   NETA HD Media Evaluation
(1 page / PD)

   Perfect Program
   Packaging Outline

   Technical Operating
   Standards  ("The TOS")
   Underwriting Credit FAQ
   The PBS Red Book
   for producers
   Questions? We're here.
   Gayle Loeber, Director
   Bob Petts
   Program Development Manager

   Image Guidelines
- High-resolution (300 dpi +)
  for print; lower resolution 
  (72 dpi) for online use.
- No screen grabs. Period.
- Complete copyright info and
  a brief caption to explain or
  identify the image. 
  (NETA will not post an image
   without proper attribution.)
- File types:  Photographic
  images as TIFF or JPG files
  Logos and line art as GIF,
  PNG or JPEG files.

  • Send a postcard, a press kit, or a letter to the program managers. 
    We can provide you with pre-addressed mailing labels.
    (Sorry, we do *not* share mailing lists.)
  • Take an ad in Current, the national biweekly public television
    newspaper. Their reach --in print and online --is exactly what you
  • Go to meetings. There are conferences and meetings all year where your program could benefit from exposure.  We can advise you of their schedule. Our own annual meeting is an excellent opportunity for program promotion. (2016 NETA meeting web)
  • Post pictures. Send us your copyrighted images as electronic files and we'll make them available for stations to download and use on their Webs and in their program magazines.  See image guidelines at right.
  • Get professional help. We can recommend stations relations
    professionals for hire, people whose time and expertise can yield
    terrific program carriage. Just ask.
    So, as we were saying, show us your program.
Use our Submittable platform to tell us all about your project.
    We'll talk soon.
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