Becoming a Community Producer
The first step in producing or sponsoring a program to play on the public access channel is to attend a free orientation session. Orientation is offered twice a month on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 12 noon or 6:00pm. Orientation is approximately 60 minutes and covers what public access TV is, what people can do, the classes we offer, and a tour of the facility.
Please be on-time for orientation. Individuals will not be permitted to attend orientation if they are more than 5 minutes late.
Once you attend orientation, all producers are required to have a membership with MATA Community Media which is $60 a year for individuals living in Milwaukee or North Shore, and $80 a year for individuals living outside of that area. If an organization wants to join MATA Community Media, the cost is $200 a year if the organization is in Milwaukee or North Shore, or $300 a year if the organization is outside of that area. An organizational membership allows for up to 5 members of the organization to use our equipment after training. There is no cost for using our equipment, facilities, and channel to play your program.
MATA Community Media is on Time Warner Cable channel 14 and 96 in the City of Milwaukee if you have a cable box, or on channel 15.14 and 15.96 if you use your HDTV without a cable box. Both of our channels can be seen on channel 99 on AT&T U-verse in Southeastern Wisconsin. MATA programming is now streamed on-demand on Roku. If you have a Roku box you can add MATA as one of your favorite channels. Here’s how to do it……
- Go to Roku.com
- Go to your account
- Click “Add a Private Channel”
- Enter the code/password “MATA” and click add
- The channel will be added the next time Roku checks for updates or you can turn the box off, then back on to add it.