The Texas Student Television of Tomorrow

$2,194
33%
Raised toward our $6,500 Goal
43 Donors
4
days left
Project ends on December 06, at 09:00 AM CST
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Learn About Us

As one of the only student-run, FCC-licensed, digitally broadcasting college television stations in the country, Texas Student Television (TSTV) volunteers are tasked with broadening the normal bounds of what television can do. Working with a seasoned broadcast adviser, the station’s student staff makes all decisions about programming, use of equipment, marketing, production projects and the future of the station. TSTV aims to enhance the education of its student volunteers and challenge the culture and society of both UT and the greater Austin area. 

 

 

TSTV has been producing and distributing the best student-made video content on campus for more than 25 years, available on dorm channel 15, antenna channel 29.1, and online at watchtstv.com. With a current slate of 17 different programs varying in genre and format,  students at the University of Texas at Austin can learn camerawork, directing, producing, writing, and the general business of Hollywood through working with TSTV.

 

 

We pride ourselves on our ability to give students the best opportunities to gain real-world experience with industry-standard equipment and practices. Although station operations look a bit different this semester, TSTV is still committed to this mission. The station's dedicated staff and volunteer base are dispersed throughout the world, yet we have managed to successfully navigate the realm of virtual production, challenging ourselves to not only continue making content but to make content that we are proud of. 

 

 

In order to maintain our standard of excellence and propel our volunteers into successful media careers, we must continue bettering our equipment and practices, doing our best to keep up to date with the ever-changing entertainment industry. That's where you all, our fierce supporters, come in! This year, we are raising money for an updated Tricaster and a new sound board to improve the quality of our in-studio productions. Additionally, we plan to use part of the money raised to start a production fund for TSTV's Narrative Department, which will alleviate some of the financial burden on producers, helping pay for shooting essentials like location costs, craft services, and equipment rental. Any amount YOU are able to contribute will make a meaningful difference for our volunteers! 

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$17

17 Different Shows

TSTV is proud to offer 17 different shows across a variety of genres. Donate $1 for each show and help TSTV maintain its diverse programming.

$95

Since '95

We've been on the air since 1995! Celebrate our 25th anniversary with this donation level! All donations of this level will go directly toward TSTV’s new Production Fund, which aims to help student producers with the financial burden of producing a full-length episode of television.

$291

Broadcast Channel 29.1

Since 2010, TSTV has been digitally broadcasting to the greater Austin area on channel 29.1! Donating at this level helps secure TSTV's place as one of the premier college television station in the country.

$500

5 Diverse Departments

All of TSTV's content falls into one of five different departments: News, Sports, Entertainment, Narrative, or Web Series. On any given day, these departments are operating at 100%. Donating at this level will support our programming for years to come.

$1,500

Sound Board Secured

Donating at this level will fully fund the purchase of a new sound board for TSTV. One of our top priorities as a station is learning to work with industry standard equipment, and purchasing a new soundboard will allow that to happen and improve the overall quality of our content.

$5,000

Top-notch Tricaster

Donating at this level will fully fund the purchase of TSTV's new Tricaster. This piece of equipment is integral to our station, as it is used every single time we're in the studio. A new Tricaster will allow TSTV to make top-notch content for years to come.

$6,500

Fully Funded

Donating at this amount will completely fund TSTV's project and allows the station to purhcase both a new tricaster and a new sound board. Become TSTV's #1 fan with this donation!

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