About UCTV: Overview

Mission Statement

Showcasing the excellence and diversity of the nation's premier research university, UCTV embraces the core missions of the University of California -- teaching, research and public service -- through quality, in-depth television that informs, educates and enriches the lives of people around the globe.




University of California Television (UCTV) is a public-serving media outlet featuring programming from throughout the University of California, the nation's premier research university, made up of ten campuses, six health systems, three national labs and affiliated institutions.

Launched in January 2000, this academic initiative embraces the core missions of the University of California -- teaching, research, and public service -- through quality, in-depth programming that brings to life the tremendous range of knowledge, culture and dialogue generated on UC's diverse campuses.

Reaching the public through cable, online, YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Roku, and mobile apps, UCTV transports knowledge far beyond the campus borders and into the homes and lives of inquisitive viewers around the globe. UCTV enjoys a YouTube subscriber base of half a million, 4 million cable homes, 2.5 million monthly video hits/views, allowing programs created by UCTV's award-winning producers to contribute to thought around the world.

UCTV explores a broad spectrum of subjects including science, health and medicine, public affairs, humanities, arts and music, business, education, and agriculture. Program formats include documentaries, faculty lectures, research symposia, artistic performances and more.

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