AFTV FIVE

AFTV5 goal is to develop vibrant public interest media that engages and informs citizens worldwide on critical issues regarding Africa.

aka AFTV5   |   Austin, TX   |  www.aftv5.com

Mission

AFTV5 is a non-profit and non-partisan Community Television and Video Production Organization with a social focus. AFTV5 is committed to the value of community television, delivering alternatives to commercial broadcast televisions. We aim to provoke thought, create a positive impact in our communities, foster change and provide a voice for diversity and expression. Our goal is to be on the defining edge of news and information about Africa and the African people. As pioneers of change we want to bring awareness and broader coverage about the continent. We want to become the outlier source of such news over the long term and as we gain loyal viewers and referrals from satisfied followers, partners and sponsors we will continuously broaden our content and increase our viewership.

Ruling year info

2013

Principal Officer

Samuel Yamthe Mr.

Main address

9800 N Lamar Blvd Ste 218

Austin, TX 78753 USA

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EIN

45-4853383

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Media, Communications Organizations (A30)

Economic Development (S30)

Media, Communications Organizations (A30)

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Open-Community Television Program - Digital Equity Program

My name is Samuel Yamthe and I am the founder of AFTV Five (AFTV5). I am delighted to present 501 (c) 3 non profit community television to you for your funding consideration. AFTV5 is seeking grants and donations for the purposes of purchasing additional technology equipment and provide oversight to ensure that grant funds are used in accordance with grant agreements. AFTV5 will also provide reports as required by the grantor.

Mission Statement

AFTV5 is an outreach 501 (c) 3 community television and video production non profit organization, devoted to bringing technology and the media production experience within the reach of the African and African American community, non-profit organizations and small business owners in the Austin area. Our programs are designed to educate, empower and provide technology and tools to these shareholders at either no charge or a very low fee. These tools enable community members to both use and learn about media production, video filming and community journalism. This program not only provides organizations in underserved communities access to up to date media technology to reach their purpose, it also leads to skills that can be used for employment in television and film careers.

Project description
AFTV5 provide open video production stations in its studio, to be used small businesses or non-profits for a cost of either no-fee or a below standard fee based on size and financial situation of the organization. These stations are staffed with volunteers and part time experienced producers available to train and guide these founders and community members. These stations are available for rent in 1-2 hour increments as available. These stations will be available for use year round, beginning in March 2017.

Organizational History
AFTV5 is a non-profit video production organization with a social focus. ATFV5 was founded in March 10, 2012 after its founder Samuel Yamthe noticed that there were a tremendous amount of underserved African and African American residents, non-profit organizations, cultural groups, and small businesses that needed promotional videos to increase visibility of their products and services, but that do not have the revenue to hire large multinational firms to do the work. AFTV5 set out to create opportunities for and empower the African and African American Communities through Media and provide the resources and technology needed to accomplish that.

Accomplishments
• AFTV5 is well recognized community television broadcast in the Austin metropolitan area.
• In the past 7 years AFTV 5 has served 22000 people and organizations
• AFTV5 has a noticeable presence on the internet with popular 24/7 streaming channels on their http://aftv5.com/watch-our-broadcast/ and www.genesisbroadcast.tv
• AFTV5 is on Facebook, YouTube , Vimeo, twister, instagram and LinkedIn

Need Statement
AFTV5 provides valuable television and video production technology and resources to small organizations and non-profit organization in the Austin community, nationally and in Africa at no fee or at a low cost. This video production service and technology is not normally accessible to these organizations from larger video production studios because of their budget restrictions.

AFTV5 is one of the only resources available to targeted non profit organizations and small businesses. We plan to provide five permanent video editing stations in our studio. These stations will be staffed by experienced video production professionals who will provide training and guidance as needed. To create these production stations, we need 5 Apple computers loaded with video editions software and finances for the salary of one full time and two, part time video producers and one part time production director.
Project Goals
• To create opportunities for and empower the African and African American Communities through Media.
• To provide access to high quality production equipment to underserved small organizations in the Austin community by creating five video editing stations staffed with experienced producers.
• To expose the greater Austin community to African and African American art and culture
• To give people and organizations in these underserved communities the tools and the opportunities to tell their own stories their own way.

Should you find our programming compatible with your funding interests, please consider this a formal request for all relevant proposal guidelines, application procedures and deadlines for your next funding cycle. If you require any further information regarding our request, please do not hesitate to contact me at me.

Population(s) Served
Multiracial people
People of African descent

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AAFTV5 is a Community Television devoted to bringing technology and the media production experience within the reach of the African and African American community, non-profit organizations and small business. AFTV5 strives to educate, empower and provide technology and tools to these shareholders at either no charge or a very low fee. These tools enable community members to both use and learn about media production, video filming and community journalism. AFTV5 not only provides organizations in underserved communities access to up to date media technology to reach their purpose, it also leads to skills that can be used for employment in television and film careers. Describe why you started this organization in this industry.

Through our singular focus on Community Media Production and community journalism targeting African and African America communities, we are positioned as a premier source of media production education, enrichment, and enjoyment for these communities in the Austin area and beyond. Our offerings include a diverse range of programs and activities on a regular calendar basis, ensuring a fresh experience for demanding community resident. Through a grassroots approach, we continually communicate the compelling influence and value that our community television programming delivers to the targeted communities.

AFTV5 projects are ongoing and relies on continue funding through innovative funding sources, including grants and charitable contributions made by foundations, government sources and individuals who are interested in helping communities develop economically and be awesome. AFTV5 work hard to secure sufficient funding for equipment and operation. Our short-term objective is to develop a strong Board of Trustees that can offer guidance, help with fundraising efforts, and oversee the smooth operation of the organization

Experienced video producers staff the open video production studio and provide training and guidance when it is requested. Part of staff time is spent demonstrating procedure to videotape and edit the clips for TV show. Each video editing station provides a unique opportunity for us to further our purposes as an educational and charitable organization. Participant are able to use the program for up to two hours.

The permanent open video editing stations include the following:
iMAC video editing workstation; this is an Apple computer loaded with video editing software and is where program participant are trained to explore their video editing creativity and curiosity. All activities are open-ended and designed for people who are not yet ready for our community journalism program. On this station program participant engages in creative and challenging video editing playthings. Each participant is able to use the editing stations as long as they are available.

Part-time producers staffed the open video editing station under the supervision of program director.

Production Classes & Workshops
AFTV5 offer a unique program directed toward the interests of youths between the ages of 5 and 22. We offer a flexible series of special classes, workshops, and seminars that introduce youths to a wide variety of media production mediums. Topics include the basics of video and darkroom animation, and exploring the technique of video editing. The Production Classes & Workshops are held once weekly for two hours. Students can choose to participate on a weekly basis, or cater the program to meet their needs and register for only a portion of the program. An experienced video producer leads all sessions. Production Classes & Workshops objective is to trading video producers who become a regular staff of AFTV5's programming after we have been in operation for two full years. The program director is in charge of production classes & workshops.

Weekend Family Workshops
AFTV5 plan on sponsoring the Third Saturday Family Workshop that give all members of families the opportunity to create video program together in a positive and fun environment.

ATFV5 was founded in March 12, 2012 on evidence that there are tremendous amount of underserved residents, non-profit organizations, artists, cultural groups, and small businesses that are in need of promotional videos to promote their products and services, but that do not have the revenue to hire large multinational firms to do the work.

AFTV5 provide valuable video editing technology and resources to targeted market at no fee or at a low cost. The video production services and technology is not normally accessible to these people and organizations from larger video production studios because of their budget restrictions. AFTV5 is one of the only resources in Austin available to these organizations. We plan to provide five additional video editing stations in our studio to meet the current at future demand of our clientele. These stations will be staffed by an experienced video producer who will provide training and guidance as needed. To create these editing stations, we need 5 Apple computers loaded with video editions software and finances for the salary of two, part time video producers and one part time production director.

AFTV5 Services

The services AFTV5 offered include the following:
• Full Television Production studio with up to date production equipment
• On-site video production workstations
• Video stemming platform
• Rental of the studio space to subcontractors when time allows
• This equipment is housed in our 670 Square foot of rental space
• AFTV5 has a good presence in the internet and will popular 24/7 streaming channels on websites www.aftv5.com and www.genesisbroadcast.tv
• AFTV5 is on Facebook, YouTube Vimeo, and LinkedIn
• AFTV5 has over

Management Summary
AFTV5's competitive edge is linked to the organization founder, Samuel Yamthe's knowledge and experience in running a small business and making it successful. Samuel created a security system integration company in Austin Texas in 2003 and the company has been profitable all these years. Samuel's expertise and knowledge of technology is unequaled in the Austin communities where he offers support. He is also well-respected in these communities. Mr. Yamthe received his MSEE from Virginia Tech in 1993, after receiving a University of District of Columbia BSEE in 1990.

Competitive Analysis
Competition in AFTV5's niche market is very limited. As stated earlier, most notably City Austin Access Television services is the greatest competitor to AFTV5. City Austin Access Television services offers limited television production services with very limited staff little flexibility on schedule to access production facility to their clients.

Accomplishments
• AFTV5 is well recognized community television broadcast in the Austin metropolitan area.
• In the past 5 years AFTV5 has served over 4800 people and organizations
• AFTV5 has a noticeable presence on the internet with popular 24/7 streaming channels on their websites www.aftv5.com and www.genesisbroadcast.tv
• AFTV5 is on Facebook, YouTube Vimeo, and LinkedIn

Our Objectives are as follows:
• Secure sufficient funding for equipment and operation.
• Develop a strong Board of Trustees that can offer guidance, help with fundraising efforts, and oversee the smooth operation of the organization.

Our financial goals are as follows:
• Within the next 12-month period achieve a 30% contribution margin on equipment, software and other video production products.
• Keep cost of revenue on service to below 20%.
• Net revenue increase of 80% in the next 12 Month.
• Net program revenue margin of 30% in 12 Months
In the future, as additional staffs are added, there are plans to offer graphic design services for the video produced, and to expand to a multi-room studio to allow for multiple shoots simultaneously.

AFTV5 will be able to measure our success if the following benchmarks are achieved:
• We will build a strong, active Board of Trustees.
• We will ensure that the offered services satisfy market needs.
• We will design and implement strict financial controls and accountability
• We will serve the needs of approximately 220 clients by Month 9 of the coming Year.

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AFTV FIVE

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mrs Yolanda Gamble