A new Internet television service for young people in the UK and Europe was launched on 7 November, as part of a major €3.3 million project led by the University of East Anglia (UEA), Advanced Television reports.
SeaMe.tv was created by the SeaMedia project and serves the coastal regions of the East, South East and South West of England, Belgium, France and the Netherlands. The cross-border collaboration sees young people working with professional broadcasters and academics to create programmes reflecting their interests and showcasing their skills. Content includes short films, discussion shows, music and documentaries.
The SeaMe.tv platform was launched in Belgium as part of a government conference in Ghent on young people and the media. Project manager Mark Wells, from the School of Political, Social and International Studies at UEA, said SeaMe.tv aimed to create a way for young people in the different countries to communicate and share experiences, and to provide an outlet for material that might otherwise not be seen.