ERIC Number: ED330306
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Channel e: Looking to the Future. A Plan for Development.
Begun as an experimental channel of the European Institute for the Media within the DELTA research program of the European Community, Channel e is Europe's first educational, training, and informative programming service. Programs are broadcast by communications satellite to a potential mass audience of 320 million people. Designed for use on the ASTRA satellite, Channel e offers educational television programs for migrant communities; young Europeans seeking employment outside their own countries; and continuing education, including second language instruction, vocational education, and open university courses. Program implementation begins in 1991 with 1 hour broadcast per day, 5 days a week, and should increase to a 3-hour day, 5 days a week by 1994. Future plans for Channel e include the development of medium and long-term use of this service in formal and informal education throughout Europe; further experimentation in the areas of language transfer and interactive broadcasting; and the establishment of commercial profit centers designed to bring additional revenue to Channel e. Listings of the members of the Channel e steering committee and the members of the advisory council of the European Institute for the Media, Manchester, are appended. (DB)
Descriptors: Communications Satellites, Continuing Education, Distance Education, Educational Television, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, International Programs, Migrant Education, Open Universities, Postsecondary Education, Program Implementation, Programing (Broadcast), Resource Allocation, Second Language Instruction, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Inst. for the Media, Manchester (England).
Identifiers: Europe; European Communities Commission