MISSION + VISION
The University of Findlay television (UFTV) provides students and the public with informational, educational and enriching content that draws upon the vast intellectual, scientific and creative talents of the University of Findlay and the greater Hancock County community. UFTV delivers documentaries, faculty lectures, cutting-edge research symposiums, sports events, and artistic performances. UFTV is available on your mobile device, the Internet, and in over 43,000 homes in Hancock County on Time Warner Cable channels 20 and 96.205.
UFTV is committed to giving viewers a complete, entertaining, and enlightening multimedia experience. We are dedicated to our mission of providing a public service to our viewers while working with the community by offering a distinctive voice on UFTV. We present programs of a high production quality, coupled with original creative stories, brilliant visuals, with a clear purpose.
WHO UNDERWRITES UFTV PROGRAMMING?
With underwriting grants and donations from corporations, foundations, and individuals we produce, acquire, and broadcast educational information through television programming. Underwriting is to UFTV what advertising is to commercial television. By sharing our costs, organizations can satisfy their corporate and marketing objectives through on-air association with quality UFTV programming. Program underwriting can be for acquired series like University Spotlight, UF News, Preserving History, Art + Culture, Back in the Day, or live and taped UF athletics, for prime-time or day-part packages of related series.
WHAT DOES IT COST TO UNDERWRITE A PROGRAM?
The sponsorship is generally based on UFTV’s cost to acquire, transmit, or produce a program. Underwriting support begins at $500 and ranges upward to $5,000. Sponsorship depends on each program being developed. Our underwriting team can design a program that is custom made for you to reach your marketing goals.
MULTI-SCREEN DISTRIBUTION BENEFITS
Each program in the series will carry with it an underwriting credit to be produced by UFTV that will be aired at the beginning and the end of the program. The credit will feature the name of your organization and its location, your company’s logo and a non-qualitative/non-comparative statement about the service you provide. A press release acknowledging your support of UFTV in and around Hancock County; listing with other underwriters on our website banners, the UFTV monthly program guide that will be distributed to our members; listing with other underwriters in the UFTV annual report that is mailed to our member households, businesses and legislators.
PLEASE SUPPORT UFTV NOW
Corporations and businesses have multiple ways in which they may support UFTV. Whether your interest is in TV, radio, or our services to the educational community, we want to work with you to establish a plan that meets your business needs and that helps us serve our viewers. UFTV depends on the support and generosity of our viewers to maintain high quality, intelligent programming. Your contributions make a difference. We have membership levels to fit your particular needs whether you are an individual or a corporation.
Every once in awhile we may go beyond even your expectations and present a program that inspires you in a new way. There are a many ways you can say “thank-you” to UFTV. When you think of UFTV productions, you think of local community programs that will educate and entertain you and your family. All of our programs and operating funds are made possible from YOUR support. That’s why your membership is so valuable to us – because you make a difference! As a member you will help insure that UFTV continues to bring the educational television programming into our community.
Your financial support makes all of this possible. For more information about making a gift to UFTV please contact AJ du Fresne at 419.434.5909, or go directly online to our secure website https://www.findlay.edu/offices/advancement/annualgiving/Give-to-UF-Form. You can also call Corporate Engagement at 419.434.5560.
Make a Gift or Planned Giving
If you value the programming and educational services that UFTV provides to the community, please take the time to include us in your estate planning. Your bequest can help secure the future of UFTV and an investment in quality broadcasting and education that will pay dividends time and time again. If circumstances permit, you may want to consider endowing a specific program related to TV, radio or educational services. Please call University Advancement at 419.434.4794.
HIRE UFTV PRODUCTIONS
UFTV possesses superb production capabilities that are part laboratory and classroom, that include studio facilities, editing suites, and meeting rooms for public use. Contact us to find out about ways the UFTV studio is available to community organizations and local businesses. We offer video and audio production, facility rental, studio and field production, crew, and editing services.
Thank you for supporting UFTV, YOUR community television station!