TPT’s Minnesota Productions & Partnerships team (tpt MN) is the local production division of Twin Cities Public Television (tpt), the PBS affiliate for Minneapolis/St. Paul. TPT MN partners with local non-profit, educational, governmental, and public service organizations to reach broader audiences throughout Minnesota. These partnership programs educate and inspire Minnesotans on important issues using tpt‘s distinctive storytelling skills, television and multimedia resources. Since its inception in 2003, tpt MN has created nearly 700 television programs and over 200 multimedia projects in partnership with over 235 non-profit and public service organizations. Over 60% of these organizations have returned for multiple projects.
In addition to our partnership co-productions, tpt‘s award-winning team produces documentaries that dig deeper into the issues that are important to Minnesota and reveals the untold stories covering a wide range of topics. Featured in our repertoire of original programs include the Emmy® award-winning documentaries North Star: Minnesota’s Black Pioneers, Slavery by Another Name: Behind the Scenes, and Lowertown: The Rise of an Urban Village. Additionally, we produced the Emmy® nominated program Iraq & Back: Minnesotans’ Stories.
- Twin Cities Public Television (tpt) invites non-profit, educational, governmental, and public service organizations to reach a broader audience by partnering with us to co-produce short videos, web clips and broadcast programs that educate Minnesotans on important facts and critical issues using tpt’s distinctive storytelling skills, television and multimedia resources.
- These rich and varied programs form the foundation of tpt’s Minnesota Channel (tpt MN), a 24/7 statewide broadcasting service and are also distributed through www.tpt.org and other forms of social and multimedia.
- Every broadcast program is shown multiple times annually on tpt MN, the 24/7, statewide digital channel carried by all six PBS affiliate stations in Minnesota through the Minnesota Public Television Association (MPTA). TPT MN reaches nearly every viewing household in our state.
- Each program typically premieres statewide on tpt MN Sunday evenings between 6:00 PM and 10:00 PM.
- TPT MN co-productions are promoted in print, on-air and on the web, and are seen by 3,000-5,000 households each viewing, with the most popular programs watched by up to 70,000 households.
- All tpt MN co-productions are streamed online through www.tpt.org, making each program accessible to anyone, anywhere.
WHY PARTNER WITH US
- We will provide the experience, expertise and video resources to educate Minnesota audiences about the mission and work of your organization, and to raise awareness of your most important issues.
- Using broadcast television, online streaming, web-based clips and DVDs, our partnership project will engage the public in your work.
- TPT staff will partner with your organization to develop the content for the production based on your mission and expertise. We will share the cost of production: tpt provides some in-kind support and our partners typically contribute sponsorship or grant-funded support to cover the remaining expenses. At the end of the project, it’s your program: You own the copyright.
- We provide digitized master files to you so you may copy and distribute DVDs and other forms of media without limits.
- Because your organization owns the copyright, you can extend the impact far beyond broadcast. Create powerful outreach tools, including DVDs, video streaming on websites, fundraising clips, highlights for public talks, classroom presentations, YouTube and other social media videos, and much more.
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