Nantucket Community Television, Nantucket’s media arts center, is a unique resource. It continues to serve the critical information needs on the Island, such as island governmental meetings and emergency broadcasts on local TV Channel 18 and online through our digital channels.

Part of our mission is two-fold: to provide knowledge, factual depth, and educational interests, and to capture and broadcast Nantucket’s rich history and cultural importance.  Since the pandemic impacted the world we know, the NCTV team has adapted quickly using technology to continue to keep our mission on track.  In doing so, we offer new opportunities to our fellow nonprofits.  

NCTV18.org + TV Channel 18 + Newsletter + Social Media

Total Subscribers: 21,804 +   Potential reach: 125,020 + per year. 10,418 per month

Database: = 2,500+ subscribers
Facebook = 2,261+ organic followers.
Instagram = 2,038 + organic followers
nctv18.org = 2,700+ visitors per month, yearly average 32,400.
YouTube = 2.05k subscribers / 478,249 public views, average 68,321 per year.
Channel 18 = 10,000 Comcast Subscribers Year-round.

Exclusive Package offers for local nonprofits and businesses

NCTV Virtual Event Broadcast Package for Local Nonprofits: 

Fundraisers  |  Appeals  |  Events

NCTV has created this special package in response to COVID impacts to support our fellow nonprofits during this challenging time. 

Here is what to expect as options from NCTV:

  • HD Broadcast LIVE from ANYWHERE on the island regardless of wifi connection.
  • Quality Recorded segments on green screen to allow for your own branded backgrounds.
  • Professional Graphics, logo, charts, stats, & lower thirds (all of which can be animated).
  • Award-winning editing, color management, sound mixing.
  • Distribution: On Nantucket’s only TV Channel Comcast Channel 18, YouTube, files for your site, and in-house marketing team.
  • Optional services:  Drone filming, teleprompter, underwater photography,  and slow-motion video.
  • Production and airing of 30-second promotions leading up to the event on our channel and social media platforms.
  • Optional marketing promotions: Google ads, premium placement links, and announcement on nctv18.org, prime location on NCTV newsletters, social media posts, tagging, and stories on HGTV on Instagram.
  • NEW Optional Services for 2021: Interactive Video and Imagery, Virtual spaces, and branded content.

Starting at $2,500

NCTV Broadcast and Digital Basic Package: 

  • You provide your own multimedia/video to NCTV to air on Channel 18 for a specific time slot.
  • Premium placement in the NCTV newsletter.
  • One social post on Facebook and Instagram during the campaign. 

Weekly $125   Monthly $300

NCTV Broadcast and Digital Package Enhancements:

If you have a press release, message, or program that you need help promoting, here are some options you can consider with NCTV.

  • Immediate Release: video press release.  Watch an example.
  • Spotlight Interview, 1-on-1 twenty-minute interview news show OR Spotlight Interview, LIVE broadcast with Public Q&A 20 minute interview news show.  Watch an example.
  • 30-second PSA or promotion placement 60x per day + premium placement before Select Board + Board of Health on TV Channel, 30-second multimedia files are to be provided by you. 
  • Premium placement in the NCTV newsletter with links.
  • Social posts on Facebook and Instagram during the campaign. 
  • Placement on the homepage of NCTV18.org during the campaign.
  • Google Ad promoting your virtual event, requires 4 weeks.

Starting at  Weekly $500   Monthly starting at $1800

Testimonials:

“NCTV18 was a perfect partner for Artists Association of Nantucket as we launched our first ever LIVE art auction and at-home gala. We knew we wanted the night to be interactive, fun, and easy for our guests. NCTV18 worked with us to develop a dynamic preshow, which featured aspects of our mission and got the crowd excited for the night. As we went live in the studio, NCTV18 stepped us through every aspect of delivering a user-friendly experience. All in all, our expectations were exceeded. We hope to partner with NCTV18 again in the future. What a gift to our community having these experts on the island. ” Courtney Bridges Executive Director 

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PASCON was faced with a tremendous challenge with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Its major fundraiser, Dreamcatcher, was scheduled for the first week of June.  We had to cancel the event and the Board members were dispirited with the thought of losing our primary fundraising event.  We committed to doing a virtual fund-raiser but we were skeptical that we would come even close to the success of the traditional fundraiser.  To add to our quandary, few of us have the technology skills to run a virtual fundraiser.  We turned to NCTV-18 to help us in this process.  The NCTV-18 team bucked us up and said we can do this.  Off we went and we collaboratively produced a 90 minute live/recorded event with the NCTV-18 team.  The process was fun and challenging but it sharpened our organization’s message and goals.  The pricing for technical and production support was more than reasonable and was substantially more cost-effective than throwing a gala for 250 guests.  Andrew is very talented and understands the process.  The team produced a very engaging, thoughtful, and fun product that was very well received by donors and patrons. 

Our advice to other non-profits is to definitely use this team. We had exposure not only on local cable television but a national footprint with YouTube videos and had participants from all over the United States.  Our goal was to expand our base and this was more than achieved with NCTV-18’s assistance.  Great kudos to the entire NCTV-18 team! We made and exceeded our fundraising goal and delivered a strong message to our greater community on the good work of PASCON. 

Please note, that your organization or company must be an active member of nctv18.org

For $125 the nonprofit annual membership includes: 

  • Access to cablecast time on the NCTV channel: Comcast 18 and live streaming on the NCTV website
  • Public service announcements spots on our channel and on the NCTV CBB that appears on nctv18.org home page
  • Special discounted production services
  • Small group virtual classes to adult teams within organizations for low-cost training by media professionals
  • All NCTV members receive our e-newsletter
  • If you reserve your virtual event with NCTV before December 31, 2020, the EXCLUSIVE Early Bird Offer, you will get the added perk of a promotional partner package.

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