This method eliminates the need to use physical media (DVD, flash drive) to provide your program to GPAT.
You must be a producer to submit a program electronically.
All forms, files and emails must follow GPAT23 requirements and procedures.
You must provide a program information form for each program & all parts and pertinent information should be filed out, especially parts 10 through 15.
Programs submitted electronically should not have any pre-or post-roll time (i.e. no black before the program starts.)
Standard Definition (SD) --NTSC 4:3 aspect ratio
Video Resolution: 720 x 480
Picture Rate: 29.97 pictures per second
Bit Rate: Maximum of 10 Mb --Sampling Format: 4:2:0
Audio Format: MPEG-2 using Audio Layer II --Audio Frequency: 44.1 KHz
If using Adobe Premiere Pro, use the preset: "NTSC DV High quality"
File name must be noted on Program Information Form.
File name should contain NO SPACES and no more than 27 characters.
First 3 characters are producer number -----followed by a hyphen
Next 6 characters are the date that the program be first cablecast. (Month,Day,Year: 070413)
If you don't know when the program when be first cablecast, then enter name of program.
To transfer files to GPAT23, you must use Dropbox.
In Dropbox, you must create a folder that you will share with GPAT23. The name of this folder must use the producer's number and name. Example: "222 John Doe Productions." To give GPAT23 access to the files in your folder, enter the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You must inform GPAT23 that you have posted your program by sending an email to email@example.com with attached program information form.
Email subject line should say: "Name of Show debut:12/12/12"