Tuesday, April 04, 2006



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.

The University of California television channel (UCTV) creates a place where the general public can become part of the multitude of activities that constitute the life of a research university: the excitement of discovering new ideas and knowledge; unmeditated dialogue on major intellectual and civic issues; the exploration of scientific concepts and research; medical breakthroughs and practical health information; and the presentation of poetry, drama, music and other visual and performing arts.

The statewide campuses, national labs, and other institutions of the University of California produce programming for UCTV. The program schedule provides blocks of time for thematic purposes (science, health, arts, public affairs, humanities) and for individual campuses. Programs include documentaries, lectures, interviews, research symposia, artistic performances, and more formal educational material that crosses a variety of disciplines. UCTV also reaches beyond the University, establishing partnerships with prestigious community organizations to capture and create programming of value and interest to a wide range of viewers.

UCTV Goals:

  • Increase public knowledge of research developments and appreciation for their impact on everyday life
  • Provide the general public with timely and in-depth information on a variety of subjects
  • Disseminate academic content to general and specialized audiences, including career professional development in areas such as engineering and the health professions
  • Partner with community-based institutions to expand programming content
  • Continue to be on the cutting-edge of the merging television, personal computers, telecommunications, and the Internet

UCTV Overview

Welcome to UCTV, launched by the University of California to provide the public with informational, educational and enrichment programming that draws upon the vast intellectual, scientific and creative talents of the University of California.

UCTV delivers documentaries, faculty lectures, cutting-edge research symposiums and artistic performances from each of the ten UC campuses: UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC Los Angeles, UC Merced, UC Riverside, UC San Diego, UC San Francisco, UC Santa Barbara, and UC Santa Cruz.

UCTV programs are broadcast live and on-demand twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week at this site using the latest in Web-delivery technology. UCTV is also available to almost 12 million homes nationwide on Echostar Satellite's DISH Network, channel 9412, and on cable in parts of California.

Every week, UCTV airs approximately 25 hours of original programming, with a different thematic focus each night. The prime time line-up of featured programming is arranged as follows:

Monday - Health and Medicine
Tuesday - Science
Wednesday - Public Affairs
Thursday - Variety
Friday - Humanities
Saturday - Arts and Music

These 3-hour blocks of thematic programming are repeated several times throughout the week, so viewers have multiple opportunities to see a program, whenever is most convenient for their own schedule. To view the complete programming schedule for UCTV, click here (please note that you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this file).


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