25th May 2005

 

NEW CHANNEL IS OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS

 

Students at the Hull School of Media Technologies have been invited to screen their work on a new digital satellite television channel.

 

Yorkshire Forward, Yorkshire’s regional development agency, is spending £2.9 million on the new channel called Propeller.

 

The channel will showcase the best new talent from the region, from film producers to software designers, to a potential audience of hundreds of millions of viewers across Europe through the Sky Digital platform.

 

“This is a fantastic opportunity for students to showcase their technical and creative skills,” said John Hamlin, senior lecturer in Media Technology at the University of Lincoln.

 

“Students who opt to study our vocationally orientated degree want real life experiences as well as traditional teaching, and this channel will provide an exciting outlet for all of their talent and innovative ideas.”

 

New Media students at the Hull School of Art and Design will also get the opportunity to showcase their work on Propeller.

 

Last year independent television producers from Yorkshire and the Humber created more hours of programming for the major networks than anywhere else in the UK and the region is home to a mass of media and digital talent with more than 110,000 people working in this cluster.

 

The channel will be launched in September at IBC, the World Media Trade Show in Amsterdam. The project has also been part-financed by the European Union, the Learning & Skills Council and the New Technology Institute.

 

 

For more information contact:

Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

01522 886042                         jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

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