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Texas Southern University becomes first HBCU to ink deal with Comcast


Organization: Tsutv On Demand

Title: Student Director of Public Relations

Tell me about your new affiliation with Comcast?

Tsu became the first HBCU to partner with Comcast 3 years ago and through this partnership Texas Southern’s communication department was able to secure their own local channel. The purpose is to give students a real world atmosphere to apply their classroom instruction and to display their talent and creativity

What kind of programming will be available on TSU TV?

We will provide programming in the areas of news, current events, student lifestyle, entertainment and other cultural events on campus and around the Houston area. The Connect is our staple show which is similar in style to MTV; we focus on topics such as music, fashion, health and politics. We also have TSU Live show which features students who are musical artists, local talent and students who are making a difference in the community.

Do you plan to fuse the TV network and the communications department together as one unit?

Tsutv is affiliated with the communications department, but is a separate organization; it serves as an incubator for communications majors. It gives us some hands on experience in areas such as television, film, production, public relations, broadcast, radio and other mass communication outlets. We hope to generate interest in the School Of Communications by creating content that is engaging, inspirational, educational and entertaining.

How can the community and other interested sponsors help to keep this great new program?

It can be as easy as tuning into our channel for those who have Comcast. Texas Southern University is the first HBCU to partner with Comcast. Our goal is to generate programming that our collegiate and residential communities will be proud to support. That’s why having sponsors and partners are so important. Anyone who is interested can donate and support by contacting the student public relations department.

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