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City College Brighton and Hove Media Students get Chance to Excel on ITV Broadband TV Projec

Media students from City College Brighton and Hove have been given a chance to shine on a new ITV broadband television channel

The students, who are part of City Colleges HND multimedia course, have produced some really funky and creative video productions under the supervision of course co-ordinator, James Brocklehurst. Their work is now broadcast on ITV’s new channel and is reaching an international audience.

The Group Behind the Project

ITV Meridian is the founders of the new ITV Local service and although they produce the channels news and weather everything else is down to the people in the community (music, films, documentaries and adverts). The free broadband channel has received significant interest not just in the UK but overseas with stats showing that many viewer’s watch for more than an hour at a time.

There are more than eight million home broadband connections in the UK, and 250,000 new households are signing up for broadband each month. Many people can now catch up with local events from their home or workplace computer, which wasnt possible in the past, it seems like Broadband is going to be an increasingly important television platform.

City College Brighton and Hove has become an international centre of excellence. Every year over 2,000 full-time and 13,000 part time students as well as many international and European students choose City College as their education provider. The College provides training to over 2,000 businesses and has a City Business Skills department, which focuses on employers needs. Offering over 650 courses from basic level to pre-University level, City College is working with its partners to develop the workforce of the future.

Mark Greco, Manager of the Colleges Centre of Vocational Excellence (CoVE) in Digital Design expressed his admiration for the new channel. “It is extremely exciting that the college can work with Meridian Broadcasting on such an innovative project,” says Mark. “ITV Local not only gives the students an opportunity to see their work showcased within the locality but also provides them with a platform on both a national and international scale.”

Featured student Kit Man is also delighted with the channel, saying: “The HND Multimedia course has given me an avenue to explore my interest in animation and Im grateful for the opportunity to showcase my work to a wider audience on the ITV Local channel. I hope other artists are encouraged to get out there and do the same after seeing my animation.”

Maria Vitale

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