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Time Slot Renewal Process for July 2014

The annual Time Slot Renewal process at Seattle Community Media is underway.  

Remember that you MUST fill out one of these forms to get your time slots.  And you must follow the time line.  We will not accept phone messages or emails.  

For instance, we had a couple King County residents who are producers turn in forms this week which we can not accept.  Because SCCtv is contract by only the City of Seattle to provide this service, Seattle residents have priority at SCM.  King County producers pick their guaranteed time slots the week of July 21.  

There are also several Seattle producers who did not turn in forms.  Those producers can turn in their forms next week, but they will be competing now with any Seattle producer who wants to change their guaranteed time slot to a new time they feel is better for their audience.  

Remember, this whole time slot process is open only to member producers who are qualified for guaranteed time slots.

The new time slots will become effective at midnight, August 1, 2014. 

Important Reminder... You will NOT be able to schedule into August until we move through elements of this process.  

As we move through the dates below, click on the RED BOX to the upper right of the page to fill out your requests.  This RED BOX is dynamic and changes as we move through time.  It shows different forms as we move through time and it shows NO FORMS when we are not in an open window of time.    

Here’s the time line:

- July 7, 12:00am – All time slots are returned to the general pool of time slots.

- July 7, 12:01am – July 10, Noon – Seattle Producers/Organization Members with existing time slots will identify their guaranteed time slot, the time slot they will retain for the coming year.  Remember, repeat time slots have been returned to the general pool of time slots.  

- July 14, 12:01am – July 17, 5pm

- Seattle Producers who already possess a guaranteed time slot will have the opportunity to shift to a new guaranteed time slot (if the producer is unhappy with the times they already hold).

- New Seattle Producers who meet the qualifications will identify a guaranteed time slot from the available time in the schedule.  Producer’s requests will be handled on a first come, first served basis. 

- Producer’s requests will be handled on a first come, first served basis. 

- July 21, 12:01am – July 24, 5pm – King County Producers (outside of Seattle) with existing timeslots will identify their guaranteed time slot, if still available, from the available time in the schedule.  If the guaranteed time slot the producer had previously is no longer available, they may choose a new guaranteed time slot.  Producer’s requests will be handled on a first come, first served basis. 

- July 28, 12:01am – July 30, 5pm

- Producers with sponsored programs may request their guaranteed and repeat time slots during this period of time. 

- Seattle and King County Producers may put in requests for repeat time slots (two for each paid Series). 

- Producer’s requests will be handled on a first come, first served basis.

- Please read the directions.  A given day is broken into three time blocks, Midnight to 8am, 8am to 6pm, 6pm to Midnight.  Between your guaranteed time slot and your two repeats you will have a showing in each time block.  In other words, your show can't have a guaranteed time of 6pm and two repeats at 6pm as well.  They must be spread throughout the time blocks to be sure everyone gets an opportunity in each time block.