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Hours


Programming Department 

Monday - Friday: 10 am - 5:30 pm

Storefront Facility - Flushing Plaza (next to Dunkin Donuts)
All programming and trafficking transactions including tape drop-offs, pick-ups, and paperwork issues are handled from the Programming Storefront facility.

Administration Office

Monday - Friday: 10 am - 5:30 pm

Access Services Department 

Monday - Friday: 10 am - 6 pm  |  BY APPOINTMENT ONLY Monday - Friday: 6 pm - 10 pm / Saturday: 10 am - 6 pm 
Editing/studio reservations and equipment check outs are available by appointment only.

Mission


​Queens Public Television (QPTV) is a not-for-profit public access television center serving the most diverse community in America.
 Through the medium of television, QPTV encourages all members of the community to participate in this great process of democracy. We acknowledge that the First Amendment of the Constitution is not only the foundation of American liberty, it is also the reason for our existence.
QPTV is committed to providing a forum for the open exchange of ideas and opinions free from censorship regardless of race, creed, religion, country of origin, gender or sexual orientation.
We invite all Queens residents to participate in this democratic process of television “by the people and for the people.”

History


​Long, long ago in a city not so far away, there was a Mayor named Koch, a Borough President named Manes and a consultant named Domber. It was 1982 and Queens Public Television was about to make its entrance onto the world stage.

In some cities the community channels were under the management of the cable company. In other communities the channels were managed by the city itself. QPTV took the unique approach of creating a third party corporation to manage the channels.

In 1987 a new staff was pulled together under the direction of Nancy Littlefield including current members Dan Leone, Cliff Jacobs and Bob Strahle.

In 1988 QPTV launched its cable transmission with a single program, the delightful "Slovak Sunshine."

Since opening, QPTV has trained thousands of Queens residents in production and has worked with hundreds of not-for-profit organizations whose services benefit the entire borough.

Our producers represent the most diverse community in New York. Virtually every culture, religion, political point of view or opinion can be found on our four channels. QPTV is democracy in action.

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Training Basics

Sessions are scheduled during daytime and evening hours Monday - Friday, and daytime only on Saturday.
 
There is a modest materials fee for taking a workshop.
 
Trainees are required to attend all sessions from beginning to end, and must demonstrate their knowledge, skills and an understanding of QPTV’s Rules & Procedures before a certificate of completion can be issued.

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Studio Production

Trainees will learn every aspect of producing a program in QPTV’s three camera production studio. Students will get hands-on experience in multiple microphone set-ups, switching using a special effects generator and lighting. Students will also learn how to produce a live call-in show where viewers can participate in their program.

Editing

Students will learn non-linear editing on a PC platform using Adobe Premiere Software.
Instruction includes intensive hands-on training on how to build a program using music, graphics and special effects.

Field Production

Trainees will learn how to create programs in the field with portable equipment.
Workshop includes hands-on training in audio/video recording, lighting and remote camera operations.

WHAT'S NEW
FROM QUEENS PUBLIC TELEVISION

Black Stars of the Great White Way had its Carnegie Hall debut celebrating 100 years of the contributions, influence and legacy of African American Men on Broadway! QPTV’s Roslyn Nieves and Madeline Johnson were there to catch the amazing performance and get interviews at the Black Stars Red Carpet reception.

From the Queens Borough President's Office:
Queens Is Top U.S. Tourism Destination, According to Lonely Planet’s Annual Survey. Acclaimed as a Melting Pot with Great Restaurants, Art, Beaches
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QPTV will be closing on…
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at 2:00 pm for Christmas Eve, Thursday, December 25, 2014 for Christmas Day and Friday, December 26, 2014.

Photo courtesy of Lisa Pacino

Black Stars of the Great White Way
A Norm Lewis - Chapman Roberts Concept

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