Recommended by the Public Access Advisory Board on April 11, 2013.
a) Private Programs and Public Access Programs appearing on Rogue Valley Community Television are permitted to garner underwriting support to assist the production of their program, so long as they adhere to the criteria in this policy to ensure the non-commercial format of this support, whether this underwriting support is a specific product, service or financial in nature.
b) Underwriting credits may only be applied to programs which are 15 minutes or longer.
c) The total run-time of underwriting credits on any program between 15 and 60 minutes shall not exceed 60 seconds, and shall all appear either at the beginning or the end of the program. Programs longer than 1 hour may run the same sequence of underwriting credits, not exceeding 60 seconds, once every 30 minutes.
d) No individual, business or organization providing underwriting support shall exercise any editorial control over the program in question.
e) Underwriting credits may take the form of either pre-produced audio/visual packages or verbal acknowledgements by the host of a program, both forms following the same terms and conditions.
f) No single underwriting credit may exceed 15 seconds in length.
g) Underwriting credits are permitted to contain:
h) Underwriting credits are not permitted to contain:
i) The following shall be prohibited from providing any underwriting support or appearing in any underwriting credits:
j) Producers are specifically reminded that any cash, goods and/or services received may need to be reported as income, as producers are acting independently within the confines of this policy. No relationship of employer-employee or principal-agent exists between Producers and RVTV. Producers are considered independent contractors in terms of their relationships with underwriting entities and should report any income under this designation.
k) RVTV Staff may impose other restrictions not specifically annunciated in this policy to ensure compliance with applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations, and for any other purpose deemed necessary.