Types Of Memberships

Haverhill Community Television offers three types of Memberships. Each membership is designed to target a specific category of the community that Haverhill Community Television serves. The three types of memberships are:
ASSOCIATE MEMBER: A member of HC Media who desires to receive the HC Media newsletter, and attend events, but is not necessarily interested in participating in day-to-day activities. Benefits include: Member ID card, invitation to member events including our annual meeting, and receipt of our monthly newsletter. An associate member does not hold privileges to reserve equipment and facilities. To obtain associate member status you must take the one-hour orientation class.
BASIC MEMBER: A member of HC Media who desires to utilize all of HC Media’s resources. Benefits include: Member ID card, invitation to member events and annual member functions, receipt of our monthly newsletter, right to reserve equipment and facilities. To obtain basic member status you must successfully complete the basic training classes.
ORGANIZATION MEMBER: A member of HC Media who desires to utilize HC Media’s resources, who works for or is associated with an organization that is located in Haverhill. Benefits include: Member ID card, newsletter, and invitation to annual member functions, access to reserve equipment and facilities. To obtain organization member status you must successfully complete the basic training class.

Membership Eligibility

Resident Requirements
Any resident of Haverhill, Massachusetts, who is 12 years of age or older may request use of the community television facilities. A minor may use these facilities if an adult resident assumes legal responsibility by making all necessary applications. For approved special projects, the Program Director may waive the age requirements.

Non-Resident Requirements
In order to facilitate the development of community television programming that will meet area communication needs and be of interest and service to cable subscribers, HCTV staff will authorize non-residents to use community facilities subject to meeting one of the following requirements:
An employee of an institution or governmental agency that does business in Haverhill, Massachusetts.
Members of an organization that serves or is located in Haverhill, Massachusetts.
Full-time students of an educational institution in Haverhill, Massachusetts.

Terms of Engagement

Residents of Haverhill have priority for checking out equipment, using facilities, scheduling telecast time and may preempt non-residents.
All productions using community television equipment and facilities must be cablecast on Haverhill Community Television.
Use of equipment for commercial or purely personal purposes is prohibited.
Any person desiring to become a member of Haverhill Community Television must first sign up for and complete the HCTV Basic Training Course.

HCTV Membership Benefits

Access to equipment, facilities and classes offered by HCTV
Fully Equipped 4 digital camera 50×50 studio
Chroma Key studio
Digital editing suites
Digital editing/production classroom with wide screen projection
Mobile production van
Staff support provided for all projects
Advanced production classes, including on-location production, digital editing, and studio directing