The University Of Tennessee Knoxville in cooperation with Comcast Corporation launched UTTV on March 1st. UTTV is available on Comcast digital channel 194 and on the UT campus, channel 65 and the new channel will reach nine Knoxville counties, more here. I have been wanting to write about this for several days now but haven’t had a chance to sit down and watch any of the shows. Tonight I was able to spend a little time to do just that.
In the short amount of time I spent this evening watching the shows I was very impressed with the quality of the productions. They are professional with quality content and programming that even a college student might find entertaining. I do hope, in the future, to see live/post coverage by students of some of the less televised UT sports, I think that would be fun. And guys, please look professional and comb your hair before you go on the show. If you are looking for UTTV on the web you can find it at http://uttv.utk.edu/
Of course the channel isn’t all University of Tennessee content as the following excerpt from the press release highlights:
The Video and Photography Department also is working with other departments and community groups to add original programming and entertainment. Viewers also will benefit from free-to-air satellite networks that provide rich programming from the Research Channel; Classic Arts Showcase; Open Student Television Network, which features student programming from across the nation; and Mosaic, which broadcasts world news from around the globe.
If you are lucky (or unlucky) enough to be a subscriber of Comcast, check out channel 194 the next time you are surfing the tube. If you are ambitious enough to get involved with TVC like having your apartment featured on UT Cribs (one of the shows like MTV cribs) for example, email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about UTTV, email email@example.com.
Next Topic: This morning on the Hallerin Hilton Hill (Triple H) show, Mr. Wetzel was one of the talking points. “David Wetzel is a 79 year old Decatur, IL resident who decided he was tired of the high cost of fuel. So what did he do? He did what our government has refused to do. He developed a way to run his car on vegetable oil. The car works great, but the Illinois Department of Revenue didn`t like.”
If you listened to the show you might remember HHH asking how he made the car run on alternative fuel. In case you missed it or forgot, Mr. Wetzel, a no nonsense guy answered, “I read the book From the Fryer to the Fuel Tank“. For more commentary on this story check here and here.