Starting this fall, viewers will start to see a new look to St. Cloud State University’s award-winning student-run television station, UTVS. The national award-winning station, which provides local programming to over 33,000 households in the St. Cloud area, recently completed upgrades and renovations to the newsroom and studio space inside Stewart Hall.
UTVS and Mass Communications utilized budget funding to complete roughly $15,000 in upgrades, mostly for the 4K anchor wall on set and custom graphic prints. The objective of UTVS was to theme the spaces to feature St. Cloud State’s spirit red, granite black, blizzard white and space gray color scheme, moving away from the “news blue” previously featured.
“Having current technology and updated graphics enables our students to produce the best quality content possible,” said UTVS TV Studio Manager, UTVS Advisor and Adjunct Professor Derrick Silvestri. “They graduate with a professional-looking demo reel and real-world experience that rivals some regional network broadcast stations.”
The new-look space will be used by Husky Productions for intermission reports during Men’s and Women’s Hockey games as well as for a multitude of other things such as UTVS’s bi-weekly sports show Husky Mag, UTVS News, daily weather updates from the meteorology department, and more.
Another element of this project was to create all new graphics for production with new and improved graphic designs. UTVS produces all its own visual content on campus utilizing a dedicated render farm of more than 200 computers for creating broadcast graphics.
Throughout the year, viewers can tune into UTVS broadcasts to get a look at the new spaces on Spectrum Channel 180 (Standard Definition), 426 (Standard Definition) and 823 (High Definition), on the UTVS Vimeo page, and on utvs.com. Learn more about UTVS, St. Cloud State’s nationally accredited Mass Communications program, and other offerings available for students.