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Viewers can now watch the new Channel 15 television station online at www.roanestate.edu/channel15.
The government and education channel, created by Roane State Community College and the city of Harriman, has been on the air since December 2010.
Programming includes local announcements, public service videos, weather and a number of other programs.
Comcast cable customers in all of Roane County and parts of Morgan County could view Channel 15.
With the online service, viewers anywhere in the area, and around the world, can tune in.
“The technological capabilities of the new Channel 15 television station are amazing, and being able to have the channel stream online is just another example,” said Bill Radice, a consultant for the TV station.
The station is located adjacent to the Princess Theater in downtown Harriman and features all digital equipment.
Although a separate entity from the Princess Theater, the station is part of the planned “Princess Performing Arts, Education and Conference Center.”
The station will also be an integral part of Roane State’s mass communications program, which is under development. Proposed courses include:
• American Media and Social Institutions: This course examines the development of various media and their impact on society.
• Introduction to Electronic Media: The course is an introduction to the history, special aspects, organization, structure and function of electronic media.
• Introduction to Media Writing: This course is an introduction to print and broadcast journalism with an emphasis on newsgathering methods and the writing of news for print and electronic media.
• Special Topics in Editing: The course is an introduction to various software applications utilized for editing film/images.
• Special Topics in Camera Production: This course emphasizes the operation and use of standard cameras for the television/film industry.
• Television Studio Production I: This course will introduce video production techniques as well as the elements needed to produce television broadcasts.
• Television Studio Production II: The course is a continuation of Television Studio Production I.
For more information about Roane State’s proposed mass communications program, contact the college’s Humanities Division at 354-3000 ext. 4709.To watch Channel 15 online, go to www.roanestate.edu/channel15.