BrookesTV named best student broadcaster

Monday, 17 March 2008

BrookesTV has been named 'Best Broadcaster 2008' by NaSTA, the National Student Television Association.

BrookesTV has been named ‘Best Broadcaster 2008’ by NaSTA, the National Student Television Association.

The title, awarded at the NaSTA conference on 16 March 2008, is given to the student broadcasters who really stand out from the crowd. BrookesTV was also Highly Commended for its News Programming and Music Programming.

BrookesTV was set up in February 2007 to enable Oxford Brookes’ students to produce broadcast quality programming, and first broadcast on 7 March 2007. It is run by students on the BSc in Media Technology, and it is based at the new home for the School of Technology in Wheatley Campus. This houses a state-of-the-art TV studio and a full news production suite. Students involved use this industry recognised system every day to create BrookesTV.

BrookesTV is broadcast on SixTV, Oxford's local TV channel, at 8pm each night and throughout the next day. It’s also broadcast online, where you can see the award-winning newsreel.

The title means that BrookesTV will represent the UK at the international student television awards to be held in the United States in October.

Nik Pinks, founding member of BrookesTV and Technical Instructor, said: “It is a huge honour for BrookesTV to be recognised in this way. In just over a year we’ve gone from starting up to winning this national award, and it’s been incredibly exciting. The students who make the programmes thoroughly deserve the award – it requires a lot of hard work and dedication. This proves we’re on the right track.”

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