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Who Are the People Behind 10%-Qtv?
|10%-Qtv is made up of volunteers from Toronto's Queer Community. We are all volunteers with Rogers Television Toronto, a not-for-profit communications entity funded by Rogers Cablesystems and operating under the Canadian Radio and Television Commission (CRTC) regulations that govern cable television in Canada. Some of us have frightening amounts of previous television experience, some none at all, but we all have a determination to produce television as diverse and exciting as possible. If you're interested in being part of the team, click on the volunteering topic for more details.|
Where is the Show Available?
I've Got Rogers Cable, but I Can't Find You?
Are You on Any Other Networks?
|10%-Qtv is available every Sunday at 11:30pm and Tuesday at midnight via Rogers' fibre optic feed to ten of the largest Rogers Television Network affiliates in Southern and Eastern Ontario (Canada). We're also shown every Saturday at 11:30pm in Metro Toronto.|
If Rogers isn't your cable provider, try asking your cable provider's community channel if they'd air 10%-Qtv (it's been done!).
Do You Sell Videotapes of the Show?
|You can contact Rogers Television by one of the means listed below to purchase a copy of almost any show they air (including 10%-Qtv!). Neither 10%-Qtv or Rogers sells raw footage, however.
Do You Only Cover Toronto?
|Given that the show and the folks who work on it are based in Toronto, most "event" coverage is from Toronto although we do hop in the van and travel to other parts of our broadcast area. We're also getting more stuff from the Rogers affiliate stations in Southern and Eastern Ontario which is great.|
However stories are what we're most interested in showing - stories that are of interest to queer people everywhere. We also feature queer arts, film, theater and music from all over the world. If you've produced a segment you feel would be of interest to our viewers and fit into the "magazine" style of the show, read the next topic...
How do Stories Get on the Air?
|Stories are member-generated. The process is a collaborative one, from producing to shooting to editing. An informal mentor/support relationship is typical. The idea is not to get you into something beyond your skill and knowledge level, but rather to learn and have fun while doing it.|
We have also shown work from people outside the group. If you'd like to submit a tape to us for possible play on the show, please contact us (review tapes can be in VHS/S-VHS, Video 8/Hi-8, Mini DV, 3/4" or Betacam/Betacam SP format, but tapes submitted for production should be on Betacam SP or 3/4"). And despite what you may have heard about "community television," Rogers Television is a professional station with professional standards for story presentation and technical quality. Oh, and we provide our own title keys (a.k.a. "supers") to maintain the visual style of the show, so don't include keys on tapes intended for air.
What is the Production Environment Like?
|Rogers Television Toronto currently produces 10%-Qtv from its York Mills studios. The facility is well-equipped with professional (i.e. Betacam SP) production and post-production equipment. Rogers' full-time staff members are there to provide you with the training, support and resources needed to create compelling television programming.|
Can I Participate?
|Click on the volunteering topic for more details.|