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QPTV is about creating programs that are made for, by and about you.

Create a Special

Specials are limited-run shows scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis when timeslots are available. Specials do not require registration in QPTV’s Lottery.

Create a Series/QPTV Lottery

Participate in QPTV's biennial (every other year) Lottery to get a series.
If you missed the opportunity to participate in our Lottery drawing, or if you're new to QPTV, you can fill out a Waiting List application for an opportunity to receive time in the current programming cycle.

Become a Channel User

Non-residents of Queens no longer need a sponsor or proxy to put a show on QPTV. That means anyone can reach out to the world’s most diverse community. Just give us a copy of your photo id and two proofs of residency.

Before submitting any programs or applications, be sure that you have read and fully understand QPTV's Rules and Procedures.

Acceptable File Formats

QPTV Certified Access Producers [CAPs] and Providers/Independent Producers can submit their finished programs as files. QPTV is accepting both standard definition (SD) and high definition (HD) formats.

The following file types are accepted:

  • MPEG-2 4:2:0 (.mpeg extension)
  • Quicktime 4:2:2 (.mov or .qt extension)
  • AVI 4:2:2 (.avi extension)
  • H.264 (MPEG-4 AVC Part 10) (.mp4 or .wmv extension)


The following portable media devices are supported:

  • USB portable hard drive (please bring your own cable)
  • USB portable flash drive (also called a “thumb drive”)
  • Sony memory stick
  • SD memory card
  • Micro SD memory card

Save your files onto one of the portable media devices listed above. Providers/Independent Producers are required to submit their completed shows through the kiosk computers located in QPTV’s storefront facility. QPTV CAPs must submit their completed programs using the kiosk computers located in the Access Services Department on the second floor. All portable media devices will be scanned for viruses prior to being ingested into QPTV’s library. The more material that you have on your portable device the longer it will take to scan for viruses. Therefore, it is recommended that you have only the programs that you wish to ingest on your portable media device.

Remember that your program file name should use this format:


Example: JohnDoe_MyInvisibleLife_Show#12.mp4

Please use the underscore character “_” like in the example above to separate words in filenames. Characters like periods, dashes or exclamations will slow down the submission process.

Programs should have no more than five (5) seconds of video black at program start and program end. Do not add color bars, slate or countdown.

Completed programs cannot be longer than 28:30 for half-hour shows and 58:30 for hour shows.