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Source: Traci Taylor, 785-532-3121, traci@k-state.edu

Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009

MEDIA ADVISORY: K-STATE EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS CENTER ANNOUNCES DIGITAL SATELLITE UPLINK TO IMPROVE NEWS FEEDS OF LANDON LECTURES, OTHER CAMPUS EVENTS

MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University's full-service media production and distribution facility, the Educational Communications Center, has upgraded its satellite uplink capabilities to digital technology.

The center can now digitally feed live or taped programs, interviews or raw footage that originates in house or on location. It is the only non-commercial entity in Kansas with satellite uplink capabilities.

"The digital satellite broadcast capabilities continue to allow us to provide rapid and widespread uplink distribution to our constituents," said Robert Nelson, the center's chief engineer. "There is nothing better than digital satellite technology to provide the ability to distribute real-time, high-quality audio and video to a geographically diverse audience."

K-State's Educational Communications Center now is producing high definition video projects. Upgrading cameras and editing equipment to high definition increases the quality and extends the longevity and shelf life of video projects. Nelson said that offering high definition video production services is a step toward the future, so the video professionals at the center can create remote and studio productions that meet the high-end distribution standards of their clients.

"With the upgrade to digital, the Educational Communications Center can provide reliable and cost-effective news feeds to support coverage of K-State's renowned Landon Lecture series and other newsworthy events," said Susan Jagerson, project and business development coordinator.

For rates or more information about satellite distribution, high definition video projects or Landon Lecture news feeds, contact Jagerson at 785-532-3105 or sdj@k-state.edu.