DEPARTMENT OF GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS
Studios & Services

Contact

Phone
210.207.4000 
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Staff

  • David McElroy
    TVSA Studio Manager
    210.207.7231
  • Cliff Brannon 
    AV Production Supervisor
    210.207.4461
  • Frank Burns 
    Television Programming Coordinator
    210.207.4000

San Antonio residents who are interested in becoming a producer for the Public Access channel or have questions about available resources can fill out the form or call the Television Programming Coordinator 210.207.4000. You can download the form here and email it to frank.burns@sanantonio.gov or mail the completed form to: 

City of San Antonio
Department of Government and Public Affairs
506 Dolorosa
San Antonio, TX 78204

Please review the following items prior to checking out equipment

  1. Use of any City portable production equipment provided to the Public Access Producer by the City of San Antonio is for the purpose of creating Public Access material only and shall be limited to the program named in the “Public Access Production Equipment Agreement” form. No commercial or private use of the production equipment is allowed.
  2. The Producer that signs the “Agreement” form is the individual responsible for the production equipment checked out through the City’s Television Programming Coordinator, Frank Burns.
  3. The Producer will be required to take an initial tutorial on the use of the production equipment.
  4. The Producer agrees to pay restitution to the City for any equipment defaced, damaged, lost, stolen or rendered inoperable while under the custody of the Producer.
  5. The Producer agrees to pay the City for the cost to repair damages to the equipment caused by the Producer or to pay to replace production equipment rendered inoperable. Until restitution by the Producer is made to the City for any equipment damages, the Producer’s privileges to check out equipment and airing programs on the Public Access channel will be suspended.
  6. Production equipment responsibility may not be assigned to any other organization or individual.
  7. Production equipment may only be picked up, used, or returned by the Producer who signed the “Agreement” form.
  8. The Producer will allow no one to service, repair, or adjust any of the City’s production equipment.
  9. Production equipment will be provided free-of-charge to the Producer for a time period of 24 hours, at a time (except for weekends and Holidays). Failure to return production equipment in the agreed 24 hour period and to the Television Programming Coordinator will constitute a violation of these rules, and the Producer will be charged a late fee for every hour past due at a one hour minimum. Any charge assessed to a Producer must be paid in full before any future services (i.e. airtime, equipment, etc.).The late fee charge is $25.00 an hour. Only checks or credit cards accepted.
  10. The City reserves the right to inspect the use of City-owned production equipment at any time and the right to demand immediate return of any or all of the equipment in the Producer’s possession, should the City determine that the Producer has failed to abide by the conditions set. Production equipment may not be used or transported outside of the San Antonio city limits without written consent from the City. Production equipment may not be transported in any airplane, boat or motorcycle except with specific written consent from the City.
  11. Producer must have a valid Texas Drivers License.

The City of San Antonio, through TVSA and the Government and Public Affairs Department, can make video copies of City Council meetings or other TVSA programs upon request. Please visit the City's Open Government website to request a copy of the meeting. For questions, please contact Open Records at 210.207.0297.

City Departments and Council Offices that are interested in checking out equipment, reserving studio time or creating a new video should contact the Production Supervisor at 210.207.4461.

Location

The TVSA Studios are located at 115 Plaza de Armas next to the Spanish Governor's Palace. Our hours of operations are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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