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Programming Guidelines

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The West Hollywood Public Access channel is a forum for the expression of constitutionally protected, noncommercial speech. West Hollywood Public Access will abide by FCC regulations on public access programming and comply with the agreements with the West Hollywood cable television franchise. WHPA operates in the tradition of public access entities and functions as a "content neutral conduit" for programming. Only Sponsors or Producers may request a program be shown on the West Hollywood Public Access channel. It is the responsibility of members of WHPA to make sure program production and final content complies with WHPA policy.

Presentation of the following is prohibited:

  • Commercial advertising or programming (programs whose primary purpose is to sell a product or service, including "infomercials"), lotteries, or any program directly soliciting funds.
  • Programming that does not meet minimum technical standards for cablecast.
  • Programming containing unconstitutional speech such as, but not limited to, libel, slander, invasion of privacy, and obscenity.

For more extensive information about our operations policies and guidelines please refer to our Policy Book.