BCTV Branford TV
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BCTV accepts programs from residents of the Town of Branford, as well as employees who work in Branford. Additionally, BCTV does accept programs from producers within the seven (7) town Comcast system in South Central Connecticut, which includes the towns of Branford, East Haven, Guilford, Madison, North Branford, North Haven and Wallingford. 

BCTV accepts programs from producers outside the area if the producer has an 
"in-franchise" sponsor. Sometimes, depending on the program, BCTV itself may choose (at its sole discretion) to act as a sponsor of a program submitted from outside the franchise area. 

Programs are accepted in DVD-R or MPEG-2 formats. DVD's must NOT have "chapters." DVD's submitted should be on "DVD-R" discs. All programs must have program title and exact time to the second (examples: "59 minutes, 25 seonds" or ":00:59:25"). All programs must be accompanied by an "BCTV Cablecast Release Form." To download a copy of the "BCTV Cablecast Release Form," click on the button below

WHERE TO WATCH BCTV
Frontier Vantage TV:
BCTV Public TV: 6004
BCTV Educational TV: 6005
BCTV Government TV: 6006

Comcast Xfinity:
​BCTV Public TV: 18 or 1070
BCTV Educational TV: 19 or 1090
BCTV Government TV: 20 or 1084

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BCTV Cablecast Release Form


DIGITAL SUBMISSION:
BCTV will accept digital submissions (MPEG2 format). However, you must make sure that your submission is following the specifications below EXACTLY or submissions will not be accepted.

Also, before you submit a digital file, you MUST email us at: [email protected] so we are notified IN ADVANCE of your planned submission.

What type of video formats does the NEXUS series support?

 Acceptable file types:
 -MPEG-1 System Stream or MPEG-2 Program Stream (consisting of a single elementary video stream with an optional single elementary audio stream)
- NOTE: Transport stream is not possible.
-Elementary video stream
  Three video resolutions (pixels) are allowed. Other resolutions are not supported.
  352 x 240 (Horizontal x Vertical)
  352 x 480
  720 x 480
- Picture rate must be 29.97 pictures per second.
- A maximum bit rate of 10 Mb/s is allowed. Higher rates are not supported.
-4:2:0 sampling format required. (Main profile at Main or Low level, 10 Mb/s max)
-IBBP group of pictures (GOP) structure recommended for best quality (30 frame maximum GOP size).
-Encode header information in stream every few seconds to aid in error recovery.
-Audio, if present, must be encoded into the MPEG file using Audio layer II.
-Audio may be encoded at a 32, 44.1, or 48KHz sampling frequency. LEIGHTRONIX recommends an audio sampling rate of 44.1 KHz for optimal performance.
-MPEG filenames may contain up to 27 characters (no spaces) in addition to the required ".mpg" extension.


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