ONLINE INTRODUCTION

Welcome to Nā Leo TV! If you’d like to become a certified producer, complete this FREE online introduction and then come into one of our studios to sign up for our online training curriculum. This introduction is a prerequisite to our online training curriculum. Please read the following text and watch the two videos. If you’re just curious about Nā Leo TV, watch the video tour of our studio found below.

 
  • Nā Leo `O Hawai`i is a nonprofit corporation governed by a Board of Directors representing the Island of Hawai‘i. Most meetings of the Board are open to the public. Contact NLTV staff to be notified of meetings.
  • Nā Leo TV is broadcasted on Oceanic Time Warner Cable (OTWC) television system’s channels 53, 54, and 55. These channels are replicated on OTWC digital channels. These channels are also streamed on this website here.
PEG access is public access television: the P stands for Public, the E stands for Education, and the G stands for Government. Public access television allows citizens of Hawai‘i the opportunity to express their free speech rights by airing TV programs for free on our channels. The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA), through the Cable TV Division, handles the regulatory oversight for the PEG franchises in Hawaiʻi.
  • Nā Leo’s mission is to provide television access to facilitate diverse community dialogue and educational awareness for the citizens of Hawaiʻi island. This same access is utilized for County and State Governments to communicate and provide relevant information to Hawaiʻi island residents. Our mission includes providing our citizens with great customer service, clean facilities, and modern equipment to work with.
  • Finally, our Vision is to promote the very fundamental right of free speech by allowing people to become certified and trained to use our equipment and facilities. Increasing the number of “External Producers” (EP) who create new programs and utilize our resources is a very high priority. Creating relevant and interesting internal programs and opportunities to address diverse community interest is a secondary priority.
Public Access Television gives everyone the opportunity to share information and events important to them, including events normally ignored or only briefly shown by the mainstream media. We give island citizens the ability to exercise their constitutional right of free speech, both by providing an open-forum TV show, Hawaii Island Speaks Out, and, most importantly, by giving residents the ability to become certified External Producers.
After taking a series of classes and gaining certification, External Producers can create and air their own non-commercial shows on a wide variety of topics, such as hobbies, fiction, history, religion, and lifestyles. Certified producers can borrow video cameras and tripods to collect footage and then edit them using advanced software in our edit bays. They also can record their shows in our studio.
Already have all the skills and equipment at home? Or have friends with the skills and equipment? You can submit programs to Nā Leo as a presenter. As a presenter, you can have your program aired for free as long as it abides by our policies and procedures, such as not containing commercialization, and conforms to our time limitations. For technical requirements, Click Here.
  • Nā Leo TV’s Policies and Procedures govern the operation of the two Nā Leo facilities and the public access channels. Clients must agree to abide by them by signing the Statement of Compliance. Nā Leo reserves the right to modify these Policies and Procedures at any time.
  • Clients who submit programs for airing on the public access channels assume full responsibility for the content of the programs. By signing the “Statement of Compliance” and “Playback Request” forms, they agree to indemnify and hold harmless Nā Leo `O Hawai`i and its Directors, Officers, Agents, and Employees against any claims or damages.

About Us

  • Nā Leo `O Hawai`i is a nonprofit corporation governed by a Board of Directors representing the Island of Hawai‘i. Most meetings of the Board are open to the public. Contact NLTV staff to be notified of meetings.
  • Nā Leo TV is broadcasted on Oceanic Time Warner Cable (OTWC) television system’s channels 53, 54, and 55. These channels are replicated on OTWC digital channels. These channels are also streamed on this website here.

Practice Free Speech with Us!

PEG access is public access television: the P stands for Public, the E stands for Education, and the G stands for Government. Public access television allows citizens of Hawai‘i the opportunity to express their free speech rights by airing TV programs for free on our channels. The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA), through the Cable TV Division, handles the regulatory oversight for the PEG franchises in Hawaiʻi.

Mission & Vision

  • Nā Leo’s mission is to provide television access to facilitate diverse community dialog and educational awareness for the citizens of Hawaiʻi island. This same access is utilized for County and State Governments to communicate and provide relevant information to Hawaiʻi island residents. Our mission includes providing our citizens with great customer service, clean facilities, and modern equipment to work with.
  • Finally, our Vision is to promote the very fundamental right of free speech by allowing people to become certified and trained to use our equipment and facilities. Increasing the number of “External Producers” (EP) who create new programs and utilize our resources is a very high priority. Creating relevant and interesting internal programs and opportunities to address diverse community interest is a secondary priority.

Raise Your Voices!

Public Access Television gives everyone the opportunity to share information and events important to them, including events normally ignored or only briefly shown by the mainstream media. We give island citizens the ability to exercise their constitutional right of free speech, both by providing an open-forum TV show, Hawaii Island Speaks Out, and, most importantly, by giving residents the ability to become certified External Producers.

Create Your Masterpiece

After taking a series of classes and gaining certification, External Producers can create and air their own non-commercial shows on a wide variety of topics, such as hobbies, fiction, history, religion, and lifestyles. Certified producers can borrow video cameras and tripods to collect footage and then edit them using advanced software in our edit bays. They also can record their shows in our studio.

Sign Up!

After you complete this online orientation on our website, come into one of our studios on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to enroll in and pay for one or more of our certification classes. You will need a valid e-mail address. You can also sign up to be on our e-mail list to get notifications when advanced classes are offered!

Visit our studios at 91 Mohouli Street in Hilo, Hawaiʻi and 75-5915 Walua Road in Kailua-Kona, Hawaiʻi.

Certification Not For You?

Already have all the skills and equipment at home? Or have friends with the skills and equipment? You can submit programs to Nā Leo as a presenter. As a presenter, you can have your program aired for free as long as it abides by our policies and procedures, such as not containing commercialization, and conforms to our time limitations. For technical requirements, Click Here.

Sign Up!

After you complete this online introduction on our website, come into one of our studios on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to enroll in and pay for our certification classes. You will need a valid e-mail address; otherwise, you will need to reserve an edit bay computer between 10 am to 4 pm weekdays to access our training curriculum. You can also sign up to be on our e-mail list to get notifications when advanced classes are offered!

Visit our studios at 91 Mohouli Street in Hilo, Hawaiʻi and 75-5915 Walua Road in Kailua-Kona, Hawaiʻi.


Nā Leo TV • Hilo
91 Mohouli Street • Hilo, Hawaii 96720
808.935.8874

Nā Leo TV • Kona
73-4855 Kanalani Street • Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740
808.329.9617