Let's Volunteer!

Hey Cheshire TV Cats!

Have you been itching to get more involved at Cheshire TV? Well, look no further! We've just updated our website to show all the wonderful volunteering opportunities that we provide to our members and the community. You can check them out at our "Volunteer Opportunities page."

Not satisfied? Shoot us an e-mail at with any queries or for more information.

Website Update

Hello loyal Cheshire TV viewers!

We have made some updates to our website. All programs made by local producers are now featured on our "Locally Produced Shows" page. Most shows are now accompanied by a link to its producer's YouTube channel.

We're Looking For Crew

Cheshire TV is currently looking for P/T camera operators and other production support crew. Most of our shows happen Monday through Thursday evenings starting after 5PM, and they go until they are done. Other times as well.  Applicants should be reliable and prompt, have reliable transportation options available, and able to make firm commitments to our advance  production schedules. This job requires the ability to lift 50 lbs and spend long periods of time standing and focused. Experience is desirable, but will train. Successful completion of our Field Production 1 course is recommended. If interested, contact us by phone or email. - dk


April 10, 2017

Cheshire TV, located in the Keene Library Annex at 76 Winter Street in Keene, NH, is currently seeking bids to temporarily move Cheshire TV facilities next door to the Kay Fox room in the Keene Public Library while renovations are being made to the Annex.

Cheshire TV is accepting bids on: 1) moving furniture, boxes, and equipment; 2) constructing a temporary studio space in the Kay Fox room in the Keene Public Library; and 3) providing audio/video routing services with Time Warner as a Broadcast Service Technician.

Any contractors interested in bidding for these jobs should plan to meet with CTV Director Mark Nelson at Cheshire TV located 76 Winter Street on Monday, April 17th at 9:00 AM.

Please email questions to or call 603-283-6621.

Making A TV Show

blog-newsWe shoot several weekly TV shows in our humble studio, right here in downtown Keene. Our shows are shot live-to-tape (there's actually no tape anymore) so that when the hosts and/or guests walk out of the studio, that show is "in the can" as we say - finished! The standard best-practice is a two person talk show style show, shot with three cameras. Having a guest or co-host usually makes things more interesting for the viewers, as does the live-switched, multi-camera production format. Good lighting is easy in a studio setting, and a nice backdrop for all camera angles is something we strive for.

That's all nice, but you don't need any of that to shoot your own TV show. One camera will work fine. We have them and offer training to our members who wish to use them. Don't have a TV studio? Well, members can learn to use ours - or maybe just clean up your office or living room a bit (or don't, it's your show!) Poof, you can call that your set now. You can shoot almost anywhere. Good lighting? Turn on all the lights in the room and give it a whirl. Play it back watch with a critical eye, and fix a few things, try it again. Striving for more? We can give you lots of tips and tricks for simple, budget lighting. Although we shoot live and without edits for efficiency of time, that doesn't mean you can't edit. Have all the do-overs you want. Shoot out of sequence. Take out the parts you don't like. Bring your viewers to the park or to the airport with the clips you shoot anywhere, any time.

We also have the high-powered edit computer you'll probably need to complete your show, which is of course available to members.

For more information about local TV production through Cheshire TV, or getting help creating your own show, contact us. It's what we're here for, and we're happy to help you get your message out to the community!

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