ACCTV, under the Office of Communications & Marketing, is now part of ACC Highland. The station finalized its move from Pinnacle Campus in late July.
"This is a new era for ACCTV," says Brette Lea, ACC Communications & Marketing vice president. "We're working with students, faculty, and staff to develop a multimedia hub for information, conversation, and entertainment. Our students gain real-world production experience, and our community gets a deeper look inside the college. It's an incredible opportunity to build relations and dialogue."
The new temporary studio in Building 4000 includes a small green room, studio, master control room, and storage. ACCTV has begun shooting some of its five television shows, which will begin airing this fall on Spectrum's Channel 19. Shows include CinemaWorks Late Night with Rowan W, Radio-Television-Film student, interviewing various entertainment professionals; The Forum, a roundtable discussion set around a specific topic or subject which will include various ACC faculty, staff, and students; and Dr. Rhodes President's Podcast series.
Most of the productions in the studio will be shows and content produced by ACCTV; however, the studio facilities will be available to students, faculty, and staff on an as-needed basis.
The ACCTV team, led by executive producer Carrye Glazar, conducted live tests in July. "This was our first attempt, and we nailed it," says Glazar. "Now that we're live, there's a lot more we can do in-house to feature our community, college, and students," says Glazar.
The evolution of ACCTV began in late 2018 when the area moved under the Office of Communications & Marketing. The team grew strategically with new production staff and hourly student positions to provide earn-and-learn opportunities for ACC students and increase the production pipeline for both in-house and out-of-studio shoots.
"We hope there's something for everyone on this channel."
ACCTV's permanent full-service production studio will open in 2020 in a shared space with Austin-based KLRU-TV in Highland, Building 3000.
ACCTV is available on Spectrum, Grande, and Google Fiber on Channel 19 or AT&T U-verse and Suddenlink on Channel 99. Programming also airs on the ACCTV Youtube channel.
For more information and to watch programming, visit austincc.edu/acctv.