Press Release: UCTV Celebrates 5 Years with Programming for Teachers, New Cable Markets (1/26/2005)

UCTV Celebrates 5 Years with Programming for Teachers, New Cable Markets

SAN DIEGO, January 26 ---It may seem that television has little to offer an inquisitive audience, but rest assured that intelligent television can - and does - survive in the form of UCTV, which proudly celebrates its fifth anniversary in 2005. To mark the occasion, UCTV is rolling out its latest programming feature "The Teacher's P.E.T.*" (Professional Education for Teachers), as well as announcing several new cable channel launches, bringing UCTV's total household reach to almost 15 million nationwide.

"The Teacher's P.E.T*" (Professional Education for Teachers) is designed to enrich the classroom experience for teachers, help them stay up to date on research developments in their subject areas, and prepare students (and their parents) for college. Airing Monday through Thursday at 4:00PM (Pacific), "The Teacher's P.E.T." also has a (companion website) that conveniently aligns each program with California State Board of Education content standards and provides complete broadcast schedules and links to view the programs "on-demand."

Over the past five years, UCTV has worked diligently to bring its programming to a larger audience via cable television, and now boasts over 4 million cable households throughout California. Combined with its Dish Network satellite footprint, UCTV reaches approximately 15 million households nationwide, with many more to come.

In 2004, UCTV partnered with community institutions in both Riverside and Imperial County to launch its first two stand-alone cable channels on Charter Communications and Adelphia cable, respectively. UCTV also frequently partners with existing community channels, most recently Access Modesto on Comcast, to provide its programming on a channel-sharing basis, so cable subscribers from San Diego to Sacramento now receive UCTV's enriching content. A complete listing of cable markets is available here.

Since its launch in 2000, UCTV has grown into a robust, 24-hour network of diverse content from throughout the renowned University of California system. University of California president Robert C. Dynes said of UCTV's milestone, "Five years is a wonderful accomplishment. I look forward to many more years of exciting television from the University of California campuses."

MRC Greenwood, University of California provost and senior vice president of academic affairs, stated, "It's so important to bring to the state of California and the nation the richness of a research university and what we can offer in intellectual and cultural contributions."

UCTV broadcasts the best in educational and enrichment programming from the campuses, national laboratories, and affiliated institutions of the University of California and can be viewed via:
* Cable TV: Community cable channels in California and across the country (Click here for details)
*Direct Broadcast Satellite: Nationwide 24 hours a day, Dish Network Channel 9412
* Internet: Live webcast, "video-on-demand" archive, program schedules and more at

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