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THE AARON HARBER SHOW TM SPONSOR BENEFITS

  

LEVEL 1 (+$25,000).  A combination of one or more of the following (as approved by USA-TN in consultation with the Sponsor): Inclusion for one full year on “The Aaron Harber Show” Website Sponsor Page with the Sponsor’s graphic or logo included and a direct link from “The Aaron Harber Show” Website to the Sponsor’s Website plus the right to have links to the show’s Website and the 5-year right to distribute USA-TN approved DVD copies of “The Aaron Harber Show” programs plus the right to have copies of the programs placed on the Sponsor’s Website and the right to utilize full programs created and segments selected by USA-TN on the Sponsor’s Website without further permission per the published Use Restrictions and Rights conditions on USA Talk Network, Inc. (“USA-TN”) Websites plus 2 Event Reserved Seat Tickets. 

 

LEVEL 2 (+$50,000).  A combination of one or more of the following (as approved by USA-TN in consultation with the Sponsor): Inclusion in a multi-Sponsor on-air broadcast video “Thank You” Slate at the end of each program (but only if a program has such a Slate), featuring the Sponsor’s name, for all a minimum of 12 programs with the credit maintained in the Slate for all broadcasts on the Websites of all participants in the Publishers Advantage Initiative and the Broadcasters Advantage Program plus 4 Event Reserved Seat Tickets and all Level 1 benefits. 

 

LEVEL 3 (+$100,000).  A combination of one or more of the following (as approved by USA-TN in consultation with the Sponsor): Inclusion in the on-air show-ending Rolling Credits with some combination of the Sponsor’s name, e-mail address, Website, contact name, physical or mailing address and/or phone for a minimum of 24 programs with a minimum 250 broadcast equivalents (see details, below) with the credit maintained for all broadcasts on the Websites of all participants in the Publishers Advantage Initiative and the Broadcasters Advantage Program plus 10 Event Reserved Seat Tickets and all Level 1 benefits. 

 

LEVEL 4 (+$250,000).  A combination of one or more of the following (as approved by USA-TN in consultation with the Sponsor): Inclusion of a full-motion 15-second Sponsor-specific video spot with audio (produced by USA-TN or the Sponsor, at its option), for 24 programs with a minimum of 500 broadcast equivalents (see details, below) with the spot maintained for all broadcasts on the Websites of all (if any, at the time of sponsorship) participants in the Publishers Advantage Initiative and the Broadcasters Advantage Program or, at the Sponsor’s option, inclusion in the on-air show-ending Rolling Credits with some combination of the Sponsor’s name, e-mail address, Website, contact name, address and/or phone possibly with a voiceover thanking the Sponsor plus 25 Event Reserved Seat Tickets and all Level 1 benefits. 

 

LEVEL 5 (+$500,000).  A combination of one or more of the following (as approved by USA-TN in consultation with the Sponsor): Inclusion of a full-motion 15-second Sponsor-specific video spot with audio (produced by USA-TN or the Sponsor, at its option), for 24 programs with a minimum of 1,000 broadcast equivalents (see details, below) with the spot maintained for all broadcasts on the Websites of all (if any, at the time of sponsorship) participants in the Publishers Advantage Initiative and the Broadcasters Advantage Program and inclusion in the on-air show-ending Rolling Credits with some combination of the Sponsor’s name, e-mail address, Website, contact name, address and/or phone possibly with a voiceover thanking the Sponsor as well as inclusion on “The Aaron Harber Show” and “Colorado Now!Home Page Banners with a direct link from each Banner to your Website for a full year and listing as an event Host for all events for a full year plus multiple admissions to all VIP receptions and multiple invitations to special tapings and 50 Event Reserved Seat Tickets plus all Level 1 benefits. 

 

(Effective Date: 04-15-18)  NOTES:  Sponsorship Benefits are optional, per the desire of each Sponsor (i.e., some Sponsors may decline to accept some or all of the above-listed benefits) and the decisions of USA-TN.  Any of the benefits, per the above schedule, sought by a Sponsor must be confirmed in writing from an officer or director of USA-TN. 

 

Not all Sponsors elect to use some or all the Sponsorship Benefits they otherwise may be entitled to have.  After consulting with a Sponsor, USA-TN will determine which Sponsorship Benefits that Sponsor or its designee will receive.  Each Sponsor has the right to recommend which benefits, if any, it wants to accept and its recommendations are limited only to the benefits listed within its Sponsorship Level. 

 

Sponsors always have the option of not receiving any promotional benefits.  Sponsors in a specific field, business or topical arena usually will not have any Sponsorship Benefits on programs devoted to that business, field, or topic.

 

Sponsorship and donor funds are used to defray costs of production, distribution, marketing, promotion, and other costs related to USA-TN’s public affairs programming.  As a public service, historically USA-TN has donated all its shows to its authorized broadcast partners.  When syndicated regionally or nationally, USA-TN may enter into distribution arrangements which require fees from other broadcast entities.

 

Sponsorships paid to USA-TN usually are tax-deductible as marketing, advertising, promotional, public relations, government affairs, or other business expenses for both non-profit and for-profit organizations.  Sponsors should consult and rely on their accounting and tax advisers to determine the tax-deductibility and categorization of Sponsorships.  In no event are Sponsorships considered political contributions by USA-TN.

 

Direct Sponsorship payments should be sent to USA Talk Network, Inc., 2500 North 119th Street, Lafayette, CO 80026-9216.  Payments made to USA-TN may be classified as confidential, at the Sponsor’s request.

 

Sponsorships also can be tax-deductible as charitable contributions when made to the Democracy and Media Education Foundation (the “DMEF”).  The DMEF is a tax-exempt IRS Section 501(c)(3) public charity, which supports nonpartisan, educational programming, including  USA-TN programming.

 

Underwriting through the DMEF must be done directly with the DMEF (www.DMEFD.org).  Donors may request their contributions go to support the educational programming of USA-TN, where that programming is donated for public viewing, but may not be involved in the programming or attempt to influence its content or exercise any editorial control whatsoever at any time.

 

Send checks or other forms of payment to Mr. Matthew R. Silverman, Treasurer, Democracy & Media Education Foundation, 3195 11th Street, Boulder, CO 80304-2527.  Please do not send checks to the DMEF in care of USA-TN or any third party. 

 

Sponsors always should consult in advance and rely on their accounting and tax advisers to determine the tax-deductibility and categorization of Sponsorships as business expenses or charitable contributions. 

 

There is no limit to how much an Underwriter or Sponsor may contribute.  There also are absolutely no restrictions whatsoever regarding which individuals, companies, other organizations or entities of any kind may make contributions.  Entities from anywhere in the world are welcome to support USA-TN’s public affairs programming.

 

In all cases, Sponsors must formally acknowledge they have absolutely no editorial control of any USA-TN programming at any time as well as their agreement to not attempt to influence the content of such programming in any way

 

The terms of Sponsorship Benefits, as described herein, supersede all previous descriptions of such terms.

 

Sponsors may be guaranteed a certain number of Broadcast Equivalents from some combination of the following per program possibilities (this list will change from time to time so verify with USA-TN which broadcast and/or other platform opportunities are available at any point in time): 

 

(a) KCDO-TV Channel 3 K3 Colorado (up to 200 broadcast equivalents per program naming the Sponsor),

 

(b) Live-streaming for any programs (up to 50 equivalents),

 

(c) COMCAST Entertainment Television in Colorado for its broadcasting of each program up to a total of 5 times (75 equivalents),

 

(d) COMCAST Entertainment Television in Utah (up to 50 equivalents),

 

(e) COMCAST California on the COMCAST Hometown Network (up to 250 equivalents),

 

(f) COMCAST Indiana on the COMCAST Network (up to 100 equivalents),

 

(g) COMCAST Michigan on the COMCAST Network (up to 150 equivalents),

 

(h) Video on Demand services such as COMCAST’s Xfinity on Demand in the previously-listed COMCAST markets (up to 125 equivalents per available VOD service),

 

(i) Other Video on Demand services such as those offered by DirecTV, DISH, Time Warner, AT&T, Verizon, etc., if and when made available (up to a maximum of 250 broadcast equivalents);

 

(j) Other Colorado stations and/or channels, if and when any are added (up to 250 broadcast equivalents),

 

(k) Other Media Partners, if and when any are added (up to 250 broadcast equivalents),

 

 

(l) Public Television stations (up to 500 broadcast equivalents, if and when any networks, stations or channels are added),

 

(m) Municipal and/or Public Access stations and channels, if and when any are added (up to 150 broadcast equivalents),

 

(n) Other local channels, if and when any are added (up to 125 broadcast equivalents),

 

(o) Publishers Advantage Initiative participants’ Websites (up to 500 broadcast equivalents),

 

(p) Broadcasters Advantage Program participants channels and Websites (up to 500 broadcast equivalents),

 

(q) the www.HarberTV.com and the www.Colorado-Now.com Websites plus associated Websites (up to 100 equivalents), and/or

 

(r) other broadcasters and/or Websites such as YouTube, et cetera (up to 250 equivalents). 

 

Each individual (single) program is multiplied first by whichever media entities are participating at the time of Sponsorship and then by the number of times a program is broadcast or otherwise is made available to calculate its broadcast equivalents to get the final total. 

 

Fractional broadcast equivalents will be calculated when segments of programs are made available separately from full-length programs but only if a Sponsor’s promotional benefits are included with the segment.

 

Broadcast platforms, channels, stations, networks, days and times as well as availabilities on participants’ Websites are subject to change at any time by each broadcaster or other participating entity and cannot be fully guaranteed for any period of time by USA-TN.  However, in the event of a change, USA-TN will ensure the total broadcast equivalents will be provided, albeit possibly by a different combination of entities.

 

In the event more broadcast equivalents occur than were projected at the time of Sponsorship, the Sponsor shall have the added benefit of all extra broadcast equivalents at no additional charge.  This could include entities not listed above. 

 

On-air sponsorship benefits customarily remain for all full uses of every sponsored program.  This means programs made available to broadcast and other entities for times beyond their original broadcast will keep the Sponsor’s benefits intact.  In some cases, this will be for multiple years.

 

SPECIAL NOTE: There is no charge for tickets or seating for USA-TN events.  At times, tickets or admissions may be distributed by the organization(s) sponsoring and/or hosting taping events.  In such cases, there still will be no charge for tickets.  Level 4 and Level 5 Sponsors get priority admission to all debate and recording events as an additional benefit of their Sponsorship.

 

All programs produced by USA-TN are copyrighted and are owned solely by USA-TN and Aaron Harber, with all usage rights reserved at all times.  Any party, including Sponsors, wishing to use footage from any “The Aaron Harber Show” may do so for a fee, but only if approved in advance by USA-TN and/or Aaron Harber, according to the Usage Rules found on the program’s Website HarberTV.com/rights.  USA-TN and/or Aaron Harber reserve, on an at-will basis, the right to not grant usage rights to any party.

 

USA-TN and Aaron Harber reserve the unilateral and unrestricted right to not accept any Sponsorship at any time as well as to limit the Sponsorship Benefits of a specific Sponsor which USA-TN or Aaron Harber determine would be undesirable or inappropriate.  In such cases, if funds from a Sponsor whose benefits were limited by USA-TN already had been received by USA-TN but no Sponsorship Benefits had yet been received, if the prospective Sponsors so wishes, they will be returned in full.  At no time should funds be sent to Aaron Harber.

 

Please contact Jana Martin, Producer, at either 720-335-1414 or Jana@HarberTV.com, to become a Sponsor or for more information.

 

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