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Southeastern Channel now available on mobile devices

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 Southeastern Channel goes mobile
by: Tonya Lowentritt

SOUTHEASTERN CHANNEL GOES MOBILE - The live 24/7 broadcast of the Southeastern Channel, Southeastern Louisiana University’s educational access channel on Charter Cable Channel 199, can now be watched on mobile devices such as iPhone and Android, along with any other smartphone and tablet at southeastern.edu/tv/live. The channel also streams live Southeastern sports and entertainment events, as well as other programs.  


     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’s cable television channel is now available on mobile devices.
     The live 24/7 broadcast of the Southeastern Channel is now available for viewing on all mobile platforms, including iPhone and Android. Known for its diversity of educational, community, entertainment, cultural and sports programming, the channel’s live television broadcast can now be watched on all mobile devices at southeastern.edu/tv/live.
     The channel, available through Charter Communications airs on Channel 199 in St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Livingston and St. Helena parishes, currently reaches 90,000 homes on Charter with a potential viewing audience of 250,000 on the North Shore alone.   
     Until recently, online viewers of the Southeastern Channel’s live 24/7 simulcast have had to watch on a desktop or laptop computer from the channel’s home page southeastern.edu/tv. That monthly viewership has registered in all 50 U.S. states and 47 countries each month.
     “Recent updates to our studio and broadcast equipment now make the Southeastern Channel’s live broadcast available to anyone, anywhere, on any desktop computer, laptop, smartphone or tablet,” General Manager Rick Settoon said. “Whether it’s educational programming like history shows or telecourses, community programs, performances like musical concerts, or Southeastern sports events, we receive regular requests to watch our programming from loyal viewers who are often on the go. Now they can watch if a television, desktop or laptop isn’t accessible, as can viewers who are more dependent on their mobile devices.”
     The Southeastern Channel recently upgraded to High Definition (HD) for studio production, broadcast and delivery.  
     The channel has also expanded its streaming capabilities to include live streams of its production of Southeastern sports events, dual enrollment classes and entertainment events. The Southeastern Channel has live streamed football, soccer, basketball, baseball and softball games, along with the Miss Southeastern pageant during the past year. Next year volleyball games and additional music events will be added to the streaming lineup.




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