All About PATV




What is PATV Channel 18?
Hours of Operation
How to Contact PATV
Board of Directors
Copy of Shows
Community Bulletin Board
PATV Guidelines
Equipment & Facilities


Public Access Television, Inc.(PATV) is a resource dedicated to diversity in community communication. PATV provides opportunities for local citizens to make use of current technology to exchange information and ideas and to participate in the democratic process. PATV promotes media literacy through training in media production and critical viewing. PATV provides YOU, the public, access to Mediacom cable channel 18.

PATV makes camcorders, editing facilities, a complete television studio, and a knowledgeable staff available to you. Once you have completed a program, whether you use the public access facilities, produce a program independently, or sponsor a program, PATV provides a channel on which to cablecast your program.

In this day and age when television has such a profound effect upon our culture, it is important to understand why and how it works. PATV is an incredible resource where anyone can explore the medium of television not simply by watching it, but by making it!


Monday - Thursday: 10 am - 8 pm
Friday: 3 pm - 6 pm (Check-in/outs Only)
Saturday: 11 am - 3 pm
Sunday: Closed to public


Phone: 319.338.7035
E-mail: [email protected]
Address: PATV Channel 18. 206 Lafayette St. Iowa City, IA 52240


Board meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month at 7pm and are open to the public. Board meetings take place at PATV 206 Lafayette Street in Iowa City. PATV’s Board of Directors is a nine-person volunteer board. Each member serves a three-year term and may serve up to two terms. Previous boards appoint six members of a given year’s board and three are elected by the general membership. The board creates policies for PATV, which are implemented by PATV’s executive director. The director also gathers information and suggestions from the staff, interns, volunteers and producers, and relays them to the Board.


Josh Goding
Executive Director


James Mims
Programming Coordinator


Sara Tate
Production Manager

Bryan Butt
Production Specialist


Joshua Edmonds
 Production Specialist


PATV hosts an electronic Community Bulletin Board for local events and information about non-profit organizations in the Iowa City/Coralville area. If you have a gig, lecture, recital, reading, fundraiser, workshop, art opening, or any other event you’d like listed, drop off, mail or email your press release to us.

Your press release should clearly state the name of the event, sponsoring organization, time and day of event, location, short description, and phone number, web address, or email where more information can be obtained. Sorry, we cannot list ticket prices.

We also host calls for volunteer and community special services that are ongoing.

The Community Bulletin Board can be seen for a full hour between 6am and 7am daily, and briefly at various times throughout the cablecast day.

This is our standard event listing format:
Organization Name presents
Title of Event (brief description)
on Date @ Time
for more information call Phone Number
or email Address

If you’d like to email us an event to be listed, it can be sent to
[email protected]


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Whether you want to submit a video you’ve made on your own, or make use of PATV’s equipment and facilities to produce your video, the first step is to take our free Guidelines workshop. Our workshop coordinator will cover any questions you have and help you find the best way to make your video, animation, documentary, movie, or show a reality. Next the workshop coordinator will cover all the rules and regulations for making or submitting a video at PATV. View PATV’s Guidelines Booklet.



Newtek Tricaster
Compix Graphics System
Full streaming capabilities
Mastering to MiniDV, DVD, hard drive
MACKIE 16-channel 1604VLZ3 mixer
Yamaha 16-Channel MG166CX-USB 4-Bus Mixer
Panasonic DVD Recorder
Sony MiniDV Recorder
Internet access with dual monitor display
Flatbed Scanner
Scan converter for Powerpoint and Web integration.


Panasonic AG-HVX200 3-camera set-up
Green screen with green panels
Full dimmable lighting grid
Additional lighting tripods
Camera crane
Marley dance surface or carpet floor
Black backdrop, light blue backdrop
Live phone-in, webcam, and chat capabilities
46″ Samsung HD portable monitor display


4 Apple computers
Apple Final Cut Pro Package X
Adobe Creative Cloud Package
Toast Titanium
Microsoft Office
Sony MiniDv Decks


Panasonic AG-AC90

1080p Video at 60p, 60i, 30p, and 24p
Recording Formats:Dual SD Memory Card Slots
Built-in 5.1-channel surround sound mic
2 Channel Stereo XLR inputs
3MP Still Photographs
Variable Shutter Speed (Above 1/60th of a second)

Panasonic AG-HPX170
Panasonic AG-HPX170

1080i 24p, 30p 60i FPS
720P 24p, 30p, 60p FPS
Recording Formats: Dual P2 Memory Card Slots
2 Channel XLR inputs
On-board Stereo Microphone
Built-in ND Filter
Variable Shutter Speed

Sony HDR-FX1000

1080i 60i, 30p, 24p
Recording Formats: HDV & MiniDV tapes
Capable of recording HD Content onto Tape.
2 Channel XLR inputs
Built-in ND Filter
Variable Shutter Speed


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Shure SM57
Shure SM58
Shotgun Mic
Sony Lavaliers
AKG C-3000
Boom Pole
Mic Stands (Short, Tall, Instrument)
PA System


Fluid Head Tripods
Shoulder Mount Stabilizer
Lowell 4-Piece Lighting Kit
Portable Control board
Audio/Video cables & adapters


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PATV offers duplication services of shows produced at PATV. Please call if you are interested in a DVD or Online upload of a show. Producers are entitled to 1 free DVD dub of each program submitted to PATV. Dubs of other PATV shows requested by the public must first be approved by the program’s producer. Please allow one week for dubbing. Express dubs can be made for an additional fee. Online uploads of programs is also available by request.

For Members and Show Participants:
DVD $5

General Public:
DVD $10

Same day dubs cost an additional $5
Next day dubs cost an additional $2.50