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September 7, 2007

UMBC Joins the ResearchChannel

rcUMBC has joined the ResearchChannel, a consortium of universities and research organizations that connects a global audience with developments, insights and discoveries that affect our lives and futures. UMBC’s participation in the ResearchChannel offers unique opportunities to reach national and international audiences with campus-produced content including lectures, interviews, news releases, panel discussions, special events coverage, conferences and documentaries. ResearchChannel reaches millions of viewers via EchoStar’s Dish 500 Network and cable systems nationally. It is also available worldwide via 24X7 webcast and searchable on-demand video library.

In addition to providing an outlet for campus programming, UMBC’s involvement in the ResearchChannel will provide an opportunity to explore technological advances in content delivery on campus and beyond. ResearchChannel is extensively involved in the experimentation with new technologies to facilitate greater distribution of research information worldwide and is recognized as a leader in the convergence of television and the internet. ResearchChannel actively tests and demonstrates the transmission of, and interaction with, the highest quality video using high-definition television streams and network technologies.

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