Submit a Program

The ‘Ōlelo Channels are your channels.  Whether you have existing programs you want to share or create a message using ‘Ōlelo resources, the channels exist to empower your voice.

Prospective members are welcome to visit one of ourMedia Service Centers  located around the island to get started, or register online. Once you’re registered, you will be able to access our client resource database to create ‘Ōlelo projects, manage equipment/studio reservations, receive real-time updates on reservations, and sign up for training. 

Submit A Program Online

HOW OAHU RESIDENTS CAN SUBMIT ALREADY CREATED PROGRAMS

Program Submission for Prospective Members:

  1. Watch our  Introduction to ‘Ōlelo Video. 
  2. Register on our website. To watch a video on how to register, CLICK HERE.
  3. Complete the online Registration form and upload your Oahu ID to confirm your Oahu residency and age (<18).
  4. Read and agree to the Terms of Conditions, known as ‘Ōlelo’s Client Services Agreement and click “Register”. 
  5. Staff will review your membership request and respond within 2 business days. While staff is reviewing your membership, double check to ensure that the program file meets our  submission specifications. See the  Program Submission Checklist  or speak with a friendly staff member for more info. 
  6. After your membership request is approved, you will be asked to create a Project in order to submit your show.   
  7. Complete a  Media Info Label  for each program , taking care to match the information to the video files you are submitting. 
  8. Bring the Media Info Label with your program via flash drive or hard drive to any Media Service Center. Contact your homebase Media Service Center if you prefer to submit online.  
  9. After submitting your show, the Programming Department will contact you via email with your airdates.
  10. If you need assistance or have questions at any point in the submission process, please contact your homebase Media Service Center that you chose during Registration. Our staff will be happy to get you on the right track.

Program Submission for already Registered Members: 

  1. Before submitting program, double check to ensure that the file meets our  submission specifications. See the  Submit Your Program Checklist or speak with a friendly staff member for more info. 
  2. Create a new Project, if appropriate, or use your existing project number(s) to submit another episode.  
  3. Complete a  Media Info Label  for each program that is being submitted and drop off the program via flash drive or hard drive at any Media Service Center. Contact your home base Media Service Center if you prefer to submit online.  
  4. Ōlelo accepts video files for air on our cable channels which you can submit via  flash drive or hard drive at one of our  Media Service Center locations.  Contact your homebase Media Service Center if you prefer to submit online 
  5. After submitting your show, the Programming Department will contact you via email with your airdates. 

 

File Submission Specifications:

Format Exact Resolution Bit Rate Range
1080p High Definition (HD)
16:9 aspect ratio (letterbox)
1920 x 1080 5,000 – 18,000 Kbps/5 – 18 Mbps

VIDEO

Codec: H.264
Container: .MOV
Frame Rate: 29.97 frames per second (Not 30fps)
Luma Minimum: -10%IRE
Luma Max: 100% IRE
Chroma Peak: 100% IRE
Video Level: Black frames cannot be shown longer than 10 seconds

AUDIO

Codec: AAC-LC (Advanced Audio Codec)
Data Rate: 320 kbit/s
Sample Rate: 48Khz
Stereo: 2 Channel(Right, Left)
Ceiling: -12db
Peak: -6db
Audio Level: Audio must be present in stereo within first and last :30 seconds.

Things You Should Know

Prior to taping, liability forms are signed. Community producers are fully liable for all the content generated by their program. We ask individuals and organizations interested in using our facilities to be mindful of the following:

Commercialism – Use of ‘Ōlelo facilities to generate revenue, promote a for-profit business, publicize a company in exchange for services or fees, refer viewers to a point-of-sale, or other non-public service uses are unacceptable. You will be charged fair market value for use of the facilities, and future access to ‘Ōlelo resources may be denied. If you think your content may be considered commercial, please talk to ‘Ōlelo staff.

Copyright – Use of copyrighted materials (music, photos, etc.) without written permission is a violation of federal law.

Unprotected Speech – There are certain types of speech that are not protected under the First Amendment. Invading someone’s privacy, producing obscene or indecent material, inciting others to riot, and making slanderous or libelous allegations are examples of unprotected speech. Using unprotected speech opens you to the possibility of both criminal charges and/or civil lawsuits.

Anonymous Speech – All ‘Ōlelo programming must include contact information at the end of each program for viewers with questions or comments about your program.  This contact info (or ‘End Slate’) must include your O‘ahu mailing address and/or telephone number; an e-mail address or website is optional, but not a substitute.

PROGRAMMING FAQs