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FSU-TV3 Transitions to Digital Streaming World
12/16/2008

Frostburg State University’s FSU-TV3 is taking its first steps toward providing on-demand content. Soon TV3’s content will be broadcast over the Internet and viewers from home will be able to view on-demand content.

The process has already begun. TV3 is now equipped with JVC GY-HD25OU high-definition cameras, currently being used for studio productions. In addition, a 15-inch professional color LCD on-camera prompter will be added to the updated studio equipment.

Cablecast, a sophisticated television station automation system, will allow TV3 to consolidate the management and automation of FSU-TV3 into a single system. Cablecast has the ability to allow its users to drag and drop programs to the schedule for playback. The programs then will be promoted on the bulletin board, published to the Web site, and offered on demand via the Web.

Comcast has come aboard by helping TV3 move the master control operations from Guild Center to Old Main free of charge. In addition, an engineer from Media Control Systems in California will be on campus for the installation and training of this new venture.

For more information on the launch of this on-demand system, contact Melanie Lombardi at the FSU Department of Mass Communication at 301-687-3011. -end-

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of News and Media Services
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-3171
Fax: 301-687-7589
E-mail: news@frostburg.edu