Thursday, January 26, 2012

JDM to broadcast 24/7 on new Armstrong TV channel in 2012

As 2012 begins, JDM's TV broadcast operation offers a host of exciting changes and updates to the Ashland community. In collaboration with AU's College of Arts & Sciences and Armstrong, the department is launching a new 24/7 TV channel on Armstrong called, AU-TV20.

JDM Interim Chair, Tim McCarty, said a stronger relationship with Armstrong made the new broadcast venture possible, "Both JDM and the College of Arts & Sciences understand that Armstrong’s commitment to give us real estate in the form of a new TV channel to provide local programming is a win for our students, a win for the institution, a win for Armstrong and for our community.”

Dr. Dawn Weber, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, said she is excited about the new partnership with Armstrong. “In 2010 we created the Department of Journalism & Digital Media with a goal of creating a converged media department to prepare students to succeed in today's media industry. Partnering with Armstrong Cable to create and launch Channel 20 is a critical part of achieving our goal,” she said. “I'm very excited to see our students, faculty and staff creating a variety of programming that focuses on community and campus events. As our enrollment increases, Channel 20 will increasingly become a key source in delivering news and entertainment to the Ashland community."

Several significant technologies will go online this month including a Leightronix UltraNexus broadcast video server and automation system, as well as a CastNet digital video message board system. Technology updates to the department's post-production capabilities, include new Avid Media Composer software, iMacs and an 8TB Facilis TerraBlock shared media storage network .

Anyone interested in submitting community event info to the new CH.20 message board can send it to:

And thanks for watching AU-TV20 on Armstrong!

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