Public Service Announcements

Bethlehem Community Network Television (BCN-TV)
Community Bulletin Board and Public Service Announcements—GUIDELINES
451 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
518-439-9314 option 6

The BCN-TV Community Bulletin Board is a free venue for public service announcements. Submissions are limited to announcements for non-commercial, nonprofit, and non-partisan events and services. Priority will be given to submissions from within the Bethlehem Central School District and the town of Bethlehem.


1. Content

  • Non-commercial—only announcements promoting an event or service from a nonprofit or government organization will be accepted. Any announcement that clearly promotes a product, service, business or individual will not be accepted. However, a for-profit business may publicize its fundraising efforts on behalf of a nonprofit organization.
  • Non-partisan—no announcement promoting the candidacy of one particular person or ticket, or one particular side of a political or controversial issue will be accepted. A non-partisan announcement that promotes general political debate or announces such a debate will be accepted.
  • Program promotion—BCN-TV program producers are permitted to post information about their shows.

2. Protocol

  • Submit announcement at least two weeks prior to event.
  • Individuals and/or organizations are permitted one announcement per week.
  • Announcement must be readable within 30 seconds.
  • Announcement must include name and phone number; please note on the request form if you do not want contact information cablecast.
  • Submit changes to announcement as a new request, and note as such.
  • Video PSA’s formatted as .avi files can be submitted.
  • Single-event announcement will remain on the bulletin board until the day after the event.
  • Announcement for ongoing event or service must be resubmitted every six months.
  • Digital images in JPEG file format are accepted (landscape orientation preferred).


3. Accuracy

  • BCN-TV staff will strive to transcribe announcements accurately, but are not responsible for inaccuracies in either the original or the transcribed announcement.
  • When notified of an error in either the original or the transcribed announcement, studio staff will correct it as soon as possible.
  • BCN-TV staff reserves the right to either reject an announcement or edit it for space, style and grammar.


4. Submission options

  • mail: BCN-TV, Bethlehem Public Library, 451 Delaware Avenue, Delmar NY 12054
  • email:
  • fax: 518-478-0901, attention BCN-TV
  • hand-deliver: library checkout desk, attention BCN-TV

Click here for BCN-TV Public Service Announcement Request.

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