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New Home for Digital Television Studio
WMHT, a public broadcast station currently located in Rotterdam, N.Y., broke ground for its new digital facility at the Rensselaer Technology Park in November. The state-of-the-art building will be the first facility specifically designed and constructed for public broadcasting in the Capital Region.
On hand were two top officials from the world of public broadcastingPat Mitchell, president and CEO of the Public Broadcasting Service, and Robert Coonrod, president and CEO of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
This groundbreaking symbolizes a joint commitment to educational, scientific, intellectual, and artistic stimulation that offers our two institutions exciting new opportunities to realize our complementary missions and strengths, said Rensselaer President Jackson. This collaboration of WMHT and Rensselaer holds great promise for bringing together the arts, technology, education, and communication.
New York State Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno, who secured $500,000 in state funding for the project, said, WMHTs new digital broadcast center is a perfect example of our continuing efforts to expand high-tech business in the Capital Region. This facility will enhance programming, creating a more interactive and personalized system that will benefit even more citizens for educational and entertainment purposes.
The new digital facility is expected to be completed by fall 2003. In addition to greatly expanded studio production capabilities, new technology for educational purposes, and public meeting space, the digital facility will allow the broadcast of up to four television programs simultaneously.
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