Channel 44 and UniSA to provide greater opportunities to young South Australians

hfriedlander, 16th January 2018


Adelaide’s only community TV station, Channel 44 (“C44”) and UniSA’s new School of Creative Industries have announced a new collaborative agreement. 

The strategic partnership will deliver more hands-on training opportunities to budding media professionals in South Australia and bring more locally made content to screens across the state.

The collaboration will see increased placement opportunities both on set and in the office for UniSA students studying communication, journalism, media, web development, marketing, film and TV.  

Students will have the opportunity to work on C44 TV and digital content productions, including the shows FringeWatch and Adelaide Community Diary, as well as UniSA-produced shows such as SA Sports Show and Our Time.

Recognising the important role that community broadcasters play in supporting the creative industries and artists of tomorrow, UniSA has signed on as a Channel 44 sponsor as part of the agreement.

“With so much media content available to us, it’s more important than ever to see South Australian stories and events represented on our screens,” says Professor Jason Bainbridge, Head of UniSA’s School of Creative Industries.

“This partnership with Channel 44 reflects UniSA’s commitment to our students across the fields of communication, journalism, media, film and television and the performing arts to give them hands-on experience producing, performing and developing content throughout their studies."

“It also confirms our commitment to local content and developing the workforce of this state, while exploring the role of community television - now and into the future.”

Channel 44 General Manager Alex Sizer says the station is passionate about supporting the next generation of media creatives and providing a platform to promote homegrown talent.

“C44 aims to be the home of locally created content in SA and to provide a platform for SA voices, so this helps us work together to achieve that. We also aim to provide valuable, real-world training opportunities for the next generation of TV and media professionals. It’s exciting to partner with an educational institution whose values and goals align with C44’s. We’re looking forward to see what this partnership can achieve."

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