Production Facilities and Services


Detroit Public Television is one of America's leading public television stations and PBS affiliates, broadcasting to southeastern Michigan and throughout Canada. We serve the nation's ninth largest market, operate a 24-hour broadcast schedule and have produced numerous international, national and local series and specials that have won the television industry's most prestigious awards.

Our award-winning staff provides a full-range of video production, satellite, teleconferencing and post-production services to both the telecommunications industry and corporate clients through Detroit Public Television Station Enterprises.

Detroit Public Television Station Enterprises can be your Midwest production bureau, offering a full-range of individual services - from pre-, post-, studio and field production - to a full turnkey operation including personnel, project coordination and graphic design. And with our uplinking capability, we'll send you anywhere in the world you want to go.


KU Uplink (includes Beta playback)
KU Downlink
Telco Loop/Fiber access

Teleconference Downlink
Services include:

  • Satellite downlinking of an audio and video signal from the origination site
  • Theatre style seating for 50 people (classroom or large group seating at an additional charge)
  • Video projector
  • Technical support staff
  • Facilitator
  • Telephone & fax machine
  • Speaker support

Production Personnel

  • Producer
  • Director
  • Assistant Director
  • Production Manager
  • Staging & Lighting Director
  • Studio Supervisor
  • Engineering Supervisor
  • Eng./Prod. Technicians
  • Production Coordinator

High Definition Mobile Production Unit

truck.jpg Detroit Public TV’s new, state of the art, High Definition truck can travel anywhere in Michigan to produce high quality programs showcasing the best and most relevant content in our region.

For rental information regarding the high definition production unit call 248 305-3827 or e-mail

For more information:

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Additional Services

Additional services to enhance your production are available through Detroit Public Television Station Enterprises. Costs are quoted per assignment and services range from concept to completion.

Terms and Conditions

Upon credit approval, payment for all services and facilities is due net 30 days of invoice date. Advance payment is required from clients without credit approval.

Cancellations made less than 24 hours before scheduled date are charged at 100% of the rate; between 24 and 48 hours notice at 50%. Over 48 hours may incur charges for outside and out-of-pocket requested services.

DPTV assumes no risks for, and makes no guarantees for the safety-of-client materials in production, preparation or storage, nor the content of materials prepared for clients.

Information and Booking Contacts

Carlota Almanza, Production Manager
(248) 305-3826

Jeff Forster, VP of Production and Station Enterprises
(248) 305-3790

Laura Hinojosa, Engineering/Operations Manager
(248) 305-3759

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