TVU Music Television
|This article relies on references to primary sources. (February 2008)|
|TVU Music Television|
|Owned by||Spirit Communications|
|Slogan||Where Music Is Going|
|Headquarters||Westerville, Ohio, USA|
TVU Music Television (or simply TVU) is a commercial-free, Christian rock television network which broadcasts through the Internet, Sky Angel and KTV. TVU began in 2001, and is owned and operated by Spirit Communications Incorporated, and is a fully non-profit, listener-supported station. A fund-raiser, called Unleash the Music, is held twice a year to raise the funds of TVU and its radio extension, RadioU.
TVU's target audience is people from ages 12–24 and is known for its Christian message, as well as anti-drugs, anti-violence and anti-drunk driving messages.
TVU airs different shows, aside from its normal programming:
- Battery plays metalcore music videos from bands such as As I Lay Dying, Underoath, Norma Jean and Demon Hunter. Jared is the host.
- TVU's Most Wanted (or "TMW") is a countdown of the top videos of the week. Jared is the host.
- One Mil plays hip-hop artists such as KJ52, GRITS and Mars ILL.
The logo at the top right corner of the broadcast indicates which program is playing. If no special program is playing, the standalone "TVU" logo appears. A logo consisting of an electrical battery is displayed for the Battery program, while the text "Most Wanted" or "One Mil" can be seen when either show plays.
TVU is available 24/7 online at no charge in a 240p low-definition television format via the TVU Website. It consists of an Advanced Stream Redirector (.asx) stream that must be played in a compatible program, such as Microsoft Silverlight, VLC media player or Windows Media Player.
One can pay for a higher quality, standard-definition television format at 480p. This can be received via satellite television or Internet Protocol Television (IPTV). Satellite users have a more limited option: they must watch KTV on Dish Network, which only broadcasts TVU programming from 1:00am – 5:00am ET. IPTV users can watch TVU 24/7 worldwide by subscribing to any Sky Angel programming pack, and by either using a set-top box or simply accessing Sky Angel's website with a NeuLion-compatible computer.
- About > > TVULIVE.COM Retrieved June 10, 2009 from http://www.tvulive.com/about.htm
- Battery > > TVULIVE.COM Retrieved June 10, 2009 from http://www.tvulive.com/battery.htm
- TVU's Most Wanted > > TVULIVE.COM Retrieved June 10, 2009 from http://www.tvulive.com/tmw.htm
- One Mil > > TVULIVE.COM Retrieved June 10, 2009 from http://www.tvulive.com/onemil.htm
- Watch > > TVULIVE.COM Retrieved June 11, 2009 from http://www.tvulive.com/watch.htm
- Sky Angel - TV for a better you Retrieved June 11, 2009 from http://www.skyangel.com/partner/default.aspx?aid=00132