Producers have an option of covering the bandwidth costs for downloads on PegMedia to make the downloads free to stations. When producers cover the cost, the number of stations carrying a program increases dramatically, usually by a factor of three or more.
In order for you as a producer to cover the download costs, you only need to do two simple steps:
Cost for each download is 99 cents or less, depending on the length of the video. This is less than the cost of producing and mailing a dvd so also ends up saving the producer money and time vs manual mailing.
Stations will see on the show and the episode pages if the download is being covered by the producer.
Producers covering download costs should monitor their account balance to make sure it stays positive.
NOTE: Each user has only one account balance. As a producer your account would handle any downloading you do plus it would also cover the downloading costs for any of your shows you want to cover as well.