ResearchChannel was founded by a consortium of leading research and academic institutions to share the valuable work of their researchers with the public. ResearchChannel is now available to nearly 38 million satellite and cable television subscribers and our Web site is visited by 2 million visitors each year. The channel is also available on more than 80 university-and school-based cable systems in the United States and in other countries.
Remarkable speakers, researchers and scholars present revolutionary thoughts and discoveries on ResearchChannel. The University of Michigan, the George Mason University and the National Science Foundation are just a few of the world-renowned institutions that participate and whose programs are featured.
These distinguished research universities and institutes also actively participate in testing and developing next- generation technologies to distribute video and interactive media content worldwide. ResearchChannel uses advanced streaming and broadband technologies and is working with partners from around the world to test new methods of global video distribution and interaction. New technologies are essential for enhancing collaboration, reaching a wider audience and providing alternative, high-speed exchanges of video resources.
Programs on ResearchChannel appeal to a wide variety of general and niche audiences. Many medical and technology professionals regard ResearchChannel as a critical source of new information in their fields. Other viewers are excited by the opportunity to delve deeply into topics that have captured their interest. Online visitors from 210 countries around the world tell us that their lives are enriched by direct access to content from the best and brightest thought-leaders from our world-renowned member institutions.
Viewers access programs online via a live webstream and an extensive video-on-demand library. The library houses more than 3,500 full-length programs that are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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