Share Your Videos

Connect with a new audience

Amplify Your Reach

Any Chicago nonprofit organization, Chicago resident who is 18 or older, or 17 and under–with adult supervision, can submit a video for free.  Just follow these steps.

  1. Register as a Program Submitter by providing:
  2. The completed CAN TV Policy Agreement
  3. Proof of age
  4. Proof of Chicago Residence
  5. A Gmail account is required for submitting videos online (click here if you don’t have one)–a shared drive will be created as your personal space to upload your videos to CAN TV
  6. If you are a Chicago nonprofit, also bring proof of nonprofit status and a letter from senior management authorizing you to submit videos on behalf of the organization

Follow the MP4 file specifications below for videos.

CAN TV is commercial-free, so your videos cannot advertise, mention, show, or endorse commercial businesses, products, or services. Your videos cannot violate copyright, privacy, libel, or other laws. See the full list of Content Rules.

Have a question or issue?
Call 312-738-2845 or email us.

Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with television viewers across Chicago. Submit your video today to reach over a million viewers on CAN TV.

With the Gmail address you provide, a shared Google Drive folder will be created for you to upload your video files.  Instructions will be emailed to you but can be found here.

If you do not have a Gmail account, you can easily create one for free here.

Using the Google Chrome Google Drive application go to Shared with Me

Open the folder titled: LastName-FirstName_CAN-TV.  Copy the video file and paste it inside the circle in the middle of the window.

Complete and submit the online Video Submission form for each video.

*Receiving the Video Submission form tells Program Services that you uploaded a new file.  Do not skip this step.

New to using Google Drive?  Here is a video ( to help guide you through the steps of submitting online.

DVD’s with the video file on it will be accepted as well.  You can drop them off or mail them in.  A Video Submission form is required for each video.

For assistance call Program Services at 312-738-2845 or

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