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XTV Write It. Act It. Film It. Media Type: Television Launched: 1992 Website: xtvonline.co.uk Member of: NaSTA University: University of Exeter Other University Media: Radio - Xpression FM, Newspaper - Exeposé Availability Live coverage via Ustream: xtvlive Channel on Youtube XTV is the NaSTA award-winning student television station at the University of Exeter. It is part of the Xmedia group of societies at the university and affiliated with the Students' Guild. Most of the station's content can be found on the YouTube channel. Contents 1 History, 2 Current Shows, 3 Awards and Nominations 3.1 NaSTA Awards, , 4 Notable Alumni, 5 References, History: There were plans for a student TV stations in 1990, involving, Guy Gadney and Thom Yorke. They proposed to set up "The Banana Network", but the idea got turned down by the Guild for unknown reasons, but funding played a part. When Guy Gudney returned from his year abroad, he did convince the Guild to set up a student TV station, and XTV was founded in 1992. Originally situated in Cornwall House on Streatham Campus, it was moved to Devonshire House in 2012 and now shares the Media Suite with the university's student newspaper Exeposé. At the NaSTA conference in 2012, XTV was chosen as the next year's host. "NaSTA40", the ruby anniversary of the conference, was held in Exeter during April 5-7, 2013. Current Shows: In 2012/13, XTV has produced and published a number of shows: Cameo - Film show, The Venue - Music features, Uncovered - Features on local history/events, XTV News, Sketchpad - Animation, Square One - Sports show, Bang + Whimper - Comedy sketch show, XTVideo Games, Other productions from 2013: Intimacy - a short film in cooperation with EUTCO (Theatre Society), Stolen - Short drama, Secret Live of Lecturers - 45 Minute comedy about soem special lecturers., NaSTA40 - Live broadcast of the awards ceremony, DebSoc Broadcast - Live broadcasts of various debates held on campus, In addition, XTV takes on commissions from third parties, the Students' Guild and its societies and covers single events such as the BBC's Children In Need, which was broadcast from the university in 2012. Awards and Nominations: NaSTA Awards: 2013 - Best Title Sequence, 2013 - Highly Commended Tim Marshall Award for Special Recognition, 2013 - Highly Commended On-Screen Female (Fotini Papatheodorou), 2013 - Highly Commended Ident, 2013 - Highly Commended Animation, 2013 - Runner Up People's Choice Award for People's Station, 2013 - Runner Up People's Choice Award for Content Innovation, 2012 - Best Factual, 2012 - Highly Commended Documentary, 2012 - Highly Commended Video to Music, 2012 - Highly Commended On-Screen Female (Lindsey Harris), 2011 - Best Video to Music, 2011 - Highly Commended Light Entertainment, 2010 - Best Title Sequence, 2010 - Best Light Entertainment, 2010 - Highly Commended Video to Music, 2010 - Highly Commended Documentary, 2010 - Highly Commended Best Broadcaster, 2009 - Best Drama, 2009 - Highly Commended Best On-Screen Male (Richard Jones), 2008 - Best Title Sequence, 2008 - Best Comedy Programme, 2008 - Best Factual, 2008 - Highly Commended Drama Programme, 2008 - Highly Commended Video to Music, 2007 - Best Music, 2007 - Best Title Sequence, 2007 - Highly Commended Factual, 2006 - Highly Commended Ident, 2006 - Highly Commended Title Sequence, 2006 - Highly Commended Comedy, 2003 - Best Drama, 2001 - Highly Commended Video to Music, 1999 - Best Video to Music, 1995 - Best Light Entertainment, 1995 - Runner Up News and Current Affairs, 1994 - Live Broadcast Award, 1994 - Light Entertainment Awards, Notable Alumni: Past members and contributors of XTV have been Emma B, Matthew Sydney, Senior Producer of BBC News, Tom Deacon, Paul Jackson, Adam Mason, producer of Ginx TV's flagship show The Blurp

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