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Submit Your Program

Download the TCMedia Programming Contract (98KB PDF)

You can ensure you have the appropriate encoding settings for Playback by downloading and installing for Compressor (Apple) or Media Encoder (Adobe). 

MPEG-2 Playback Settings
Container: .mpg
Codec: MPEG-2
Frame Size: 720x480
Pixel Aspect Ratio: 1.125
Frame Rate: 29.97fps Interlaced, Bottom Field First
GOP Structure: IBBP, Closed
GOP Size: 15
Bit Rate: 6 mbps
Audio Codec: PCM
Audio Channel Layout: Stereo
Sample Rate: 48 kHz
Bit Depth: 16 Bit


In accordance with our service contracts with the City of Olympia, City of Lacey and Thurston County, answering YES to any of these conditions requires TCMedia to preview this program to determine the appropriate time to schedule this program. 1. Obscene programming is not allowed on the TCMedia channel(s). Further, local and state laws prohibit the display of “erotic materials”. Does the program you are submitting contain any obscene or erotic material per the definitions below?

The United States Supreme Court in 1974 under Miller vs. California, 413 US 15, 24 defines obscenity as: A work, which taken as a whole

(1) appeals to the prurient interest,

(2) depicts or describes sexual conduct in a patently offensive way and

(3) lacks serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value. To be considered obscene all three criteria must be met. Prurient is defined as: Marked by, arousing, or appealing to unusual sexual desire. Patently is described as: Readily visible or intelligible: obvious.

Olympia City ordinance section 9.24.100 defines erotic material as: Motion pictures, photographs, pictures, printed material and other such objects depicting: human sexual intercourse; direct physical stimulation of uncovered genitals; flagellation or torture in the context of sexual relationships; or an emphasized depiction of bare adult genitals; provided, however, that this definition applies only to those works which, applying the average standards of the city, taken as a whole appeal to the prurient interest of persons and which lack serious literary, artistic, political or scientific value.

2. Programming that is indecent, as defined by the Federal Communications Commission will be scheduled between 10:00pm and 6:00am.

Does the program you are submitting contain any indecent material per the definition below?

[ ] YES [ ] NO