UTVS or University Television Station, is a student-run television station on the campus of St. Cloud State University. UTVS began operations in 1978 under the leadership of Scott Bryce. Today, UTVS is located in Stewart Hall, and provides local programming to 33,000 households in the St. Cloud and surrounding areas via Charter Channel 21.
The Television Studios at St. Cloud State University include two production studios, two production control rooms, twelve editing suites, a central equipment room and a master control center.
Studio 1 is used for UTVS News, Husky Mag, Husky Productions, Back to the Movies and SC@Nite.
Studio 2 houses the NCC-1701 Enterprise Bridge from Star Trek.
The Television Studios at St. Cloud State University use Panasonic AC-90 and HPX200/250/370 ENG/EFP cameras with an AVCAM/P2 solid-state workflow for news and production. Edit suites are equipped with iMacs running Final Cut Pro 7, Avid Media Composer are Adobe Design Premium. All editors utilized shared storage via Editshare with playout from a Grass Valley Summit Transmission Server using Sony's XDCAM codec.
Live production hardware includes Grass Valley LDX Studio cameras, K2 Summit Production and Transmission servers, Autoscript prompters, Chyron Mosiacs, Dyno Replay Controllers, and RTS Adam Intercom.
Production Control 1 (UTVS News, BTTM, MNL, SC@NITE) features a Wheatstone D8 and Grass Valley Karrera 2 M/E Production Switcher.
Production Control 2 (Husky Productions, Husky Hoops, Husky Gameday) features a Wheatstone D32 and Grass Valley Karrera 3 M/E Production Switcher.
Since the early 1990s, UTVS has provided coverage of SCSU sports with Husky Mag and Husky Productions. Husky Mag is a weekly sports show with highlights, statistics and features. Husky Productions is a student-run hockey production with a faculty advisor and production manager, covering SCSU Mens Hockey (home games) for cable audiences on the St. Cloud State Sports Network.