Press Release: UCTV Launches on Local Cable in Northern California (5/25/2004)

UCTV Launches on Local Cable in Northern California
Educational Programming All Summer Long in Sacramento, Butte and Glenn Counties

San Diego, CA, May 25, 2004 -- Beginning in June, local cable subscribers in Sacramento, Butte and Glenn counties can enjoy a summer vacation from mindless re-runs and shouting pundits by tuning in to enriching and informative television from University of California Television (UCTV). All summer long, viewers in Sacramento can watch UCTV every night at 8:00PM on SECC Channel 16 (Comcast)/ Channel 22 (SureWest), while those in Butte and Glenn counties can catch UCTV every Friday from Noon to 5:00PM and Sunday from 7:00PM to Midnight on BCTV Comcast Channel 11 (Chico, Durham, Corning, Orland) and Channel 42 (Paradise, Oroville, Gridley, Biggs).

UCTV offers an astounding range of educational and enrichment programming from the campuses and national laboratories of the renowned University of California system. Viewers can choose from a diverse line-up of thought provoking interviews, lectures, documentaries, debates, performances and more, covering subjects such as health and medicine, science, public affairs, literature, and the arts.

June's schedule is packed with content not found anywhere else on television, including a talk by Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi; a debate about the war in Iraq featuring former ambassador and Bush critic Joseph Wilson and conservative commentator William Kristol; and a recent performance of Verdi's Requiem by the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra and University Chorus. A complete program schedule, show descriptions and more are available at

UCTV is available in over 13 million homes nationwide and can be viewed via the following:

  • Cable TV: In Sacramento, Butte, and Glenn Counties and on many other community channels throughout California (see for details).
  • Direct Broadcast Satellite: nationwide 24 hours a day, Dish Network Channel 9412
  • Internet: live webcast and subsequent "video-on-demand" strea

    Sacramento Educational Cable Consortium's (SECC) mission is to provide quality educational resources to learners of all ages in the greater Sacramento Community primarily through video and other information and communication technologies via cable systems and networks. SECC is a collaborative effort of the K-20 education community all working together toward this mission.

    BCTV is seen by more than 80,000 cable television subscribers in Butte and Glenn counties and offers a wide selection of educational and community-oriented programming. Besides broadcasting telecourses and educational programs, BCTV also broadcasts Butte College athletic events and other informative and entertaining programming. In addition, the college television station serves as the public access channel for community members served by the Butte-Glenn Community College District.

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