Frequently Asked Questions

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What is in it for me?:..
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What types of material are 3BTV looking for?:..
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How good does my material have to be?:..
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Does my material need to be professionally post produced?:..
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What format should my work be sent in on?:..
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Is this an exclusive agreement?:..
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Do I still retain the ownership of my material?:..
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Do I maintain copyright of my material?:..
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Can I still market my material to other people?:..
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Does 3BTV want exclusive broadcasting rights to my material?:..
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Is the site copyrighted?:..
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Can someone copy my material from the Internet?:..
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How often will my material be played?:..
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If selected for broadcast, when is my material going to be seen?:..
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Will the hard copy of my material be returned to me?:..
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If my material is broadcast and some one likes it, can they contact me directly?:..
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What is in it for me?:..
Your work gets to be seen. 3btv is aimed at a worldwide audience. Your work can be seen by agents, producers, distributors and commissioners etc.
Why limit your chances, what have you got to lose.
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What types of material are 3BTV looking for?:..
Short film
Feature film
Comedy
Music
Documentaries
Animation
"you've been framed" type video clips
Amateur TV
University/ college media projects
Sport - skateboarders, snow boarders, biking, etc.
Exciting, fun or amusing home video clips
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How good does my material have to be?:..
Don't worry. Let us decide. Your work may be better than you think, so why not give it a chance. There are also no time restrictions for work shown on 3btv - it could be a 5 second animation or a 2 hour feature film.
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Does my material need to be professionally post produced?:..
Not everyone has access to or can afford post production facilities so a glossy finish isn’t necessary and although we are not here to edit or produce your work, we are able to tweak the material if necessary (we’ll always speak to you about it first).
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What format should my work be sent in on?:..
Submissions can be sent in on Mini DV, VHS, DV Cam, DVD or as a QuickTime movie on CD. Remember though, the better quality you give it to us in, the better it will look on the Internet. Unfortunately we can not use the Digibeta format so please ensure that you are able and happy to provide your work in one of the above formats.
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Is this an exclusive agreement?:..
No. The Release Form gives us your permission to show your work. You retain all the rights and are totally free to enter into any agreements with any other companies, such as distributors, licensees etc.
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Do I still retain the ownership of my material?:..
Yes. All rights remain with the individual or company - we are only asking for permission to show your work.
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Do I maintain copyright of my material?:..
Yes. All rights remain with the individual or company - we are only asking for permission to show your work
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Can I still market my material to other people?:..
Absolutely! Remember, you own the material we are just helping to advertise it for you.
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Does 3BTV want exclusive broadcasting rights to my material?:..
No. You retain all the rights and are totally free to have your work shown elsewhere.
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Is the site copyrighted?:..
Yes. There will be a copyright disclaimer on each web page.
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Can someone copy my material from the Internet?:..
Unfortunately, we can’t prevent a skilled person from saving any material from the Internet. But, 3btv is a streaming media site so we don’t offer viewers the option to download footage in order to see it – it streams straight from the security of our server.
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How often will my material be played?:..
We aim to show all work that it is submitted to 3btv on a regular basis. Each week a schedule is compiled from our database of content which ensures that all accepted work is screened regularly.
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Is my material guaranteed to be played?:..
No. Our production team review all submissions to check decency and quality levels. However, we do show a wide range of material a lot of which challenges the boundaries and it doesn't have to be Speilberg standard – so there is a good chance your material will be used but we can’t promise.
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If selected for broadcast, when is my material going to be seen?:..
This depends on the production team. We compile a weekly schedule of programming for each day. The schedule is sent out each week to everyone who has their work shown so that they know when they work is going to be seen.
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Will the hard copy of my material be returned to me?:..
Yes, if you send a stamped, self addressed envelope we are happy to return tapes.
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If my material is broadcast on 3BTV and some one sees it and likes it, can they contact me directly?:..
Yes. You can include your contact information with your biography details so that if someone is looking to contact you they can. If we receive any information intended for you it can gets sent on straight away.
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Who can I contact for more details of 3BTV?:..
Please check out the Contact Us page..
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