UCF board approves WUCF TV station

The University of Central Florida Board of Trustees gave its blessing May 26 for the school to become the news PBS affiliate TV station.

When ailing PBS affilliate WMFE-TV stops broadcasting July 1, WUCF-PBS will come online in its stead. The station will be a collaboration with UCF and Brevard Community College.

The deal will include a one-time, $1 million cash infusion to the station to make allow it broadcast in high definition.
Both UCF and BCC already operate their own TV stations and would create content for the channel. UCF will commit $380,000 a year in personnel to the station. From a revenue side, UCF will use the station for fundraising, and there are hopes that content produced by the station eventually will be sold elsewhere.

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