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Middle Tennessee State University has announced plans to rebrand its educational resource cable TV channel to “True Blue TV” and add more campus events to its programming schedule. 

The channel, which airs on Comcast Xfinity channels 9 and 1096 in Murfreesboro, was launched in 1999 as a television lesson delivery system for primary and secondary schools across Tennessee. 

That educational mission, which later expanded to include capturing MTSU academic events, as well as professional development and children’s programming, will continue for True Blue TV, said University President Sidney A. McPhee. 

“True Blue TV will be the broadcast home for many campus events as we grow our video capabilities,” McPhee said. “It will continue to be an educational resource channel, but also be another way to share our stories with audiences.” 

True Blue TV will broadcast coverage of the Fall Faculty Address by McPhee, set for 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 20. The event will include presentation of annual faculty awards by the MTSU Foundation; and the virtual convocation ceremonies to welcome the incoming class of freshmen and transfer students, set for 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 22.

True Blue TV will eventually also include programming and events by MTSU’s Department of Athletics, including some live games, replays of past games, press conferences and other events. 

True Blue TV is also available online on the University’s website, mtsu.edu/trueblueTV.

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