As a community broadcaster, Cape Town TV prides itself in offering pathways for people to get involved in television. With this engaging approach, people from our communities can not only get involved in producing television content but also share the stories and issues that concern them with the wider community.

CTV is a platform for ordinary people to learn the ropes of television production, appear in television programmes and become television producers and entrepreneurs. The station has a particular concern with assisting marginalized communities to find a voice amidst the clutter of commercial media which focus on mainstream perspectives.

In order to assist, mentor and train ordinary people in television production, Cape Town TV has developed an innovative training programme which equips them to create their own television talk shows. The Producer Development Programme takes you through the steps of creating a studio show from start to finish, using our studios, crew and experienced production personnel to back you up.

Training consists of the following workshops which focus on the talk show format:


  • An Introduction to the SA TV Industry
  • What is community TV?
  • An introduction to Cape Town TV
  • Production Development Programme Overview

Developing your TV talk show

  • How to do research
  • Scriptwriting
  • Identifying and clarifying your programme concept


Studio and Presenting Workshop

  • Recording processes
  • Studio procedures
  • Post-production



  • Marketing plan
  • Social media
  • Publicity and media liaison



  • How to find sponsors for your show
  • Write funding proposals
  • Identify target markets


Example show