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Miami Dade College Taps Global Audience with MDC TV

College is one of only a dozen institutions nationwide to operate and program a television channel

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Miami, May 20, 2008 - Miami Dade College (MDC), the nation’s largest institution of higher education, now has a new component that truly enhances the educational experience, its own television channel, MDC TV. Reaching more than half a million households in Miami-Dade County via cable, the channel is programmed by the college’s renowned School of Entertainment & Design Technology (SEDT).

With the aim of showcasing its outstanding academic programs and leadership in community-wide events, the college is developing a dynamic schedule with original programming. The broadcast hours are 8 a.m. through 10 p.m., seven days a week.  With the addition of the network’s live-streaming Web site ( and video-on-demand, MDC’s programming has the ability to span the globe. During the Florida legislative session in the spring each year, the channel will cover the key Senate, House and committee meetings round the clock.

“Once again, MDC is leading the way in higher education by acquiring the operation of its own broadcast television network,” said North Campus President Dr. José Vicente.  

At a board meeting earlier this year, the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners approved for the College to operate the county’s community access channel, Cable-TAP, as its station.  MDC TV provides students the opportunity to get hands-on experience in a TV studio in all areas of production and on a working channel with a large audience.  Shows are produced in English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole. 

With a studio crew comprised of industry professionals and students from SEDT, MDC is able to offer real-world training in the highly competitive field of television production. The College has its main television studio located at the North Campus with a second television studio at the Homestead Campus.

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MDC TV contact: Barry Gordon, director of the School of Entertainment & Design Technology, at 305-237-1696, or

Media-only contacts:
Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611,, MDC communications director
Tarnell Carroll, 305-237-3359,, media specialist

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