Ideas wanted for Glyndŵr University's online TV channel

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The university says GTV will follow a similar format to the BBC's iPlayer

Media students have appealed to Wrexham residents to share ideas for a new online, on-demand television service.

Glyndwr University hopes to launch GTV in the first quarter of 2011.

It wants the service, broadcast in English and Welsh, to promote "greater interaction between the university and the wider Wrexham community".

Melanie Salisbury of GTV said she hoped students, residents and representatives from charities, community organisations and businesses would contribute.

"The support of these potential contributors is vital to the success of the channel and we look forward to welcoming them."

She added: "GTV is a cost-effective advertising solution for organisations looking to attract the customer on their doorstep.

"Attracting the student pound can be a lucrative endeavour in itself."

Sally Harrison, senior lecturer in creative industries, said: "We're determined to create a community atmosphere that spills out beyond our campuses, thus offering students greater exposure to new people, opportunities and cultures and, ultimately, a superior university experience.

"In terms of equipment, knowledge and experience, the university is well placed to produce quality programming.

"Contributors to the channel will be encouraged to work alongside media and performance students keen to hone the creative thinking and practical skills acquired in the course of their studies."

Contributors will not be paid during the first commissioning round, but it is hoped sponsorship deals could eventually generate a budget for payment.

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