Answers to the most frequently asked general and technical questions we receive at NLTV.
If Nā Leo TV cannot film your event due to budget constraints or a full production schedule, you are welcome to post event requests with your contact info on the bulletin boards at our facilities, as some of our certified external producers periodically look for community events they can go out and produce for other people. Please be aware that these are clients of NLTV who produce their own shows, not employees of Nā Leo TV.
You could also always consider becoming a certified producer in order to film your events or interests in the future. Visit https://naleo.tv/training/ for more information.
As NLTV is a public-access television station, we can neither produce programs/ads of a commercial nature nor air such programs. However, you can head to our NLOH website to get in touch with our Media Services division, which is capable of doing fee-for-service projects.
If you are interested, you can also partner with Nā Leo TV to underwrite select NLTV productions, which will allow you to have logos or non-commercial video spots air on our channels to gain more visibility for your business or nonprofit. Underwriting is also tax-deductible.
By providing the monthly show “Hawaiʻi Island Speaks Out,” Nā Leo TV offers residents an open mic and public forum television program for individual and nonprofit organizations to talk about their issue or nonprofit, or to share their talent, for up to ten minutes. Visit https://naleo.tv/hawaii-island-speaks-out/ for more information.
By paying a nominal fee and taking our certification course, Hawaiʻi residents can become certified producers. Certified producers can access video production equipment, edit bays, and studios in order to produce and air TV shows—all for FREE—on our public access television channels.
Residents who create programs with outside equipment have the opportunity to submit their programs for airing on our channels as presenters. Presenters must abide by the policies and procedures of Nā Leo TV and either hold the copyright to the program or have a release from the copyright holder.
Questions about Program Submission
As we must air non-commercial programming, make sure your program contains no such content, or else there is a possibility viewers will call to complain to Nā Leo TV and/or the Dept. of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, which results in an investigation and even your program being pulled off the air until if and when you remove the commercial content from the show.
Questions About Us
Nā Leo ‘O Hawaiʻi (NLOH) was incorporated in 1993 and in 1994 operations began in Hilo and Kona. We are governed by a volunteer board of nine individuals who serve three-year terms. NLTV allows people to practice their right to free speech in a variety of ways, and we strive to find relevant programs about and for our Big Island of Hawaiʻi to broadcast on our public access television stations
Nā Leo TV • Hilo
91 Mohouli Street • Hilo, Hawaii 96720
Nā Leo TV • Kona
73-4855 Kanalani Street • Unit 4 • Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740