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Queen's TV reaches milestone on Youtube

October 27, 2011

Queen’s TV, the only student-run television network at Queen’s, accomplished another significant milestone on Tuesday, reaching over 600,000 views on Youtube. The station has been broadcasting on Youtube since late 2007, yet has seen a huge spike in viewership in recent years, collecting over 375,000 views since March 2010.

The 2011-2012 season alone has seen exciting innovations from the station, with the introduction of “QTVLive”, a late night program filmed in front of a studio audience, and broadcast simultaneously online.  This program has been added to an already strong lineup that includes visiting musical guests, Gaels sports, breaking news, and in-depth features on university issues, with new content released online daily. Guests on the station this year have already included Senator Romeo Dallaire, Globe and Mail Editor-in-Chief John Stackhouse, Liberal MP Justin Trudeau, and Canadian music sensation “Mother Mother”.

The service which was started in 1980 (the station was originally known as Studio Q), began broadcasting on local cable, and migrated online in 2005. Over the years, the service has provided a variety of exciting programming, ranging from the international exclusive, first-ever interview with Epic Meal Time, to features on Frosh Week and Homecoming, to the campus-wide “Queen’s Lip Dub” in 2011.  The station has also provided in-depth focuses on issues like student depression, special features on the grease pole and Queen’s traditions, as well as highlighting community initiatives.

All brand new Queen’s TV content can be found online at www.queenstv.ca. In addition, the service is excited to announce an exclusive broadcast partnership with Queen’s Athletics, with 20 live-streamed Gaels games planned for this season.