Policies and Procedures

The mission of UI-7 is to be a vital local cable channel with high quality local programming that is relevant to the community — the campus, the communities of Urbana and Champaign and other constituencies with access to UI-7. The channel will serve as a resource to spotlight the University of Illinois and the campus community through programming that is created by, or of interest to, the University of Illinois campus community.

content Guidelines

Technical — Programming must be of professional, high quality. Resolution must be broadcast quality or higher, i.e. 640 x 480. Digital files (mpeg, mp4, m4v, mov, flv, avi, wmv, mpg) are preferred, but DVD or other video formats may be accepted, at the discretion of the coordinator.

Those submitting video are strongly encouraged to include a transcript as a text-only file (.txt) with their submission so the content can be made universally accessible.

Timeliness — Programming must be of a timely nature and should include recent events relevant to the subject matter. Priority will be given to newer material. However, programming focusing on historical subjects, which will not date themselves when aired, may be submitted for consideration.

Content — The content of programming should relate to the University of Illinois or the campus community. This normally means the program’s subject matter relates to, or is of interest to, the University or the campus community; or that it was produced by, or in partnership with, University faculty, staff or students.

UI-7 Production Assistants

Programming on UI-7 should be relevant to some segment of the University or campus community audience. All programming will have educational, governmental or artistic value. The UI-7 Coordinator and the Public Affairs Director of Special Projects will have final discretion on whether any specific program is suitable for air.

    The following list of programming is prohibited:
  • Any sexually obscene material or child pornography.
Obscene is defined by applying the Miller test: (a) whether the average person, applying contemporary community standards would find that the work, taken as a whole, appeals to the prurient interest; (b) whether the work depicts or describes, in a patently offensive way, sexual conduct specifically defined by applicable state law; and (c) whether the work, taken as a whole, lacks serious literary, artistic, political or scientific value.
  • Any content considered to be an invasion of privacy
  • Any material in violation of FCC regulations
  • Any direct appeals for funds
  • Any programming that generates complaints of inappropriateness will be reviewed by the UI-7 Coordinator. The offending content will be pulled from the channel if the complaint is found to be legitimate.

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