NtTV, the student-run television station at UNT, has received three 2011 EMPixx awards. The annual competition, in its third year, aims to recognize excellence in the production of five divisions of "Moving Pixels": TV commercials, TV programs, corporate videos, Internet moving pixels, independent films and videos.
The station received gold awards for three of its programs. The first, North Texas NOW, is a daytime variety show that is described on the ntTV website as Denton's first-ever morning talk show.
NtTV Backstage: Godspell, a behind-the-scenes look at the Department of Dance and Theatre's production of Godspell during the spring 2011 semester, also won a gold award. The show, a special program and not a regular series, can be seen online. A Change in Degree, a half-hour sitcom telling the story of four college best friends, won the final gold award.
The EMPixx awards are the third group of awards received by ntTV this year. This past summer, the station won two 2011 Telly Awards. It also received the titles of "Overall Excellence in Educational Access" and "Best Website for Access Centers -- Non Professional" in the Alliance for Community Media Hometown Video Awards.
"These latest awards demonstrate the commitment, both professional and academic, that students associated with ntTV bring to their projects," says Phyllis Slocum, the station's faculty advisor. "This continues to demonstrate how valuable student media is here on campus and for the future of all media because these are the next generation of media professionals."
North Texas NOW airs this academic year on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Episodes can be viewed online. New ntTV: Backstage shows are in production and will air later. A complete program schedule is available online.
Nancy Kolsti with UNT News Service can be reached at Nancy.Kolsti@unt.edu.