Definitions

“First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America” – Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

“Channel” refers to the channel(s) administrated by CTV on any video service provider’s system operating in Knoxville or Knox Co., including on cable TV and streaming on the Internet.

“Video” refers to any pre-recorded program submitted to CTV for air, regardless of format or media upon which it is recorded.

“Equipment” refers to any and all equipment available for the production of community access programming.

“Facilities” refers to the property not directly related to the production of community access programming currently under control of CTV.

“Broadcast” refers to the transmission of a project, program, and/or other material through any medium including, but not limited to, cable TV, Internet streaming, and/or transmission of any other type.

“Resident” is defined as an individual whose principal abode (e.g. home, house, apartment, facility, structure, etc.) within which the individual lives the majority of the time located in the City of Knoxville or Knox Co.

“Producer” refers to a person who has paid their access fee for the current year and “certified” having successfully completed applicable CTV training, or having demonstrated sufficient knowledge of the facilities and equipment available to them, and having signed a Producer Agreement Form.

“Executive Producer” refers to a community resident who has paid their access fee for the current year as a CTV producer, acknowledged their specific role in the production of a project, and signed a CTV Producer Agreement Form, accepting full responsibility for the content of all programs associated with that project.

“501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization” refers to any organization that is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and is also registered with the State of Tennessee as a non-profit corporation.

“Imported Programming” refers to programming produced by someone other than a resident of City of Knoxville or Knox Co.

“Advertising” refers to any material designed to promote any commercial service, business, or product.

“Indecent Material” is defined by the courts as the repetitive and deliberate use of language or material that depicts or describes, whether directly or by innuendo, in terms patently offensive as measured by contemporary community standards for the broadcast medium, sexual or excretory activities or organs. For example, extreme physical violence or degradation, nudity, graphic depiction of medical procedures, and repetitive use of profanity would be considered “indecent.” Profanity includes, but is not limited to, words such as those identified in FCC vs. Pacifica.

“Obscene” is defined by applying the “Miller Test”: (a) whether the average person, applying contemporary community standards would find that the work, taken as a whole, appeals to the prurient interest; (b) whether the work depicts or describes, in a patently offensive way, sexual conduct specifically defined by applicable state law; and (c) whether the work, taken as a whole, lacks serious literary, artistic, political or scientific value.

“Single Program” refers to an individual program that is not part of a series.

“Program Series” refers to a project with multiple episodes with at least two new, never-before-aired episodes each month.

“Late Night Time Slot” shall refer to timeslots between midnight Friday until 4 am on Saturday.