Old Strand Video is an independent producer of video content. We are helping to tell history and our stories and, in the process provide compelling content to Public Broadcast Stations and other online and on air outlets. KVIE in Sacramento runs much of our material, and then can feed the programs to other stations around the country. As of October 2017, our recent production of “Guadalcanal: Island of the Big Death,” has run on about 20 stations across the country including markets like Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orlando and Tampa. The bulk of our focus is historical and natural history programs that showcase California and the Western US. We have received a lot of interest in our new program “Lost Falls of Yosemite,” and anticipate wide distribution due to the world’s fascination with this special national park. After a long drought in the Western States, 2017 brought record snow and rain to California, and this program looks at the remarkable impact on the waterfalls.
We are always looking for sponsors interested in supporting our efforts at telling these important stories. We are thrilled that the Setzer Foundation has funded the recent production of “Sturgeon’s Mill: Alive Again.” The program looks at the early days of California logging through the eyes of an amazing old steam powered lumber mill restored and now used as a living museum. Sponsorships allow us to continue to produce these stories that are especially important to Californians. We are currently in production on several new programs.
Sponsoring these programs, as with sponsoring all PBS material, is a great way to help the community AND connect your message, your business or your organization to some programs that helps educate viewers. It ties you into some positive programing.
As a sponsor, you can be involved with just a simple mention and graphic at the beginning or end of a program, or fund a: 10,: 15 or :20 second spot that mentions your support and a talks about your business or organization.
You could have a local sponsorship that just targets the Sacramento, Stockton, and Modesto market on KVIE.
We have some programs that appeal to a broader, regional audience, and air on several California stations. The goal at Old Strand is to create programs about California that will air around the country, so we are frequently looking for companies or groups that want to reach that big audience, and be tied to one of these compelling California stories.
Old Strand Video has joined forces with an experienced and well known sales and marketing specialist to help you get your message across, as you also help public television in its important mission.
A Sacramento native, a Sac State and Christian Brothers graduate, John is a member of several community groups including Point West Rotary, SCORE, the Dante Club & the Buffalo Chips Running Club. He cares about the community.
He understands the power of television in helping your business grow. And he’s built a career on being creative with finding ways to help his friends use that power of television.